Navy: LCS-1 Set for Commissioning in November, First Mission in 2011

By Zachary M. Peterson / August 27, 2008 at 5:00 AM
After successful builder's trials and an evaluation by the Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) in recent weeks, the Navy is poised to accept the first Littoral Combat Ship next month, service shipbuilding officials said today. The first-of-its-kind vessel will be ready for its first mission in 2011, they said. The INSURV acceptance trials for the Lockheed Martin-built Freedom (LCS-1) wrapped up last week, with the board recommending Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead authorize delivery of the...

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