House seapower mark plans to save five of 24 ships pegged for decommissioning

By Audrey Decker / June 7, 2022 at 2:00 PM
House lawmakers are looking to save five out of the 24 ships the Navy has proposed to decommission in its fiscal year 2023 budget request. Language in the House Armed Services seapower and projection forces subcommittee’s mark of the FY-23 defense policy bill prohibits the retirement of the Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser Vicksburg (CG-69) and four amphibious vessels, Germantown (LSD-42), Gunston Hall (LSD-44), Tortuga (LSD-46) and Ashland (LSD-48), according to committee aides. The mark sets a statutory floor of 31...

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