US Navy takes delivery of littoral combat ship Savannah

The US Navy Independence-class littoral combat ship USS Savannah (Photo: Austal USA)

The US Navy has taken delivery of its 14th Independence-class littoral combat ship (LCS) following completion at the facilities of Austal USA in Mobile, Alabama.

The future USS Savannah will be equipped for surface warfare, mine warfare, and anti-submarine warfare missions. It will be homeported in San Diego along with its earlier Independence-class sisters.

Austal USA CEO Paddy Gregg said construction of the future Savannah was completed in just under three years, a full twelve months earlier compared to previous ships delivered under the Independence-class LCS program.

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