Senate authorizers aim to save half of Navy's ships set to be decommissioned

By Audrey Decker / June 16, 2022 at 5:02 PM
The Senate Armed Services Committee wants to save 12 out of the 24 warships the Navy wants to decommission in the service's fiscal year 2023 budget request. The committee's FY-23 defense policy bill would prohibit the retirement of five Littoral Combat Ships, four Dock Landing Ships and two Expeditionary Transfer Docks as well as one Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser, according to an executive summary of the bill released today. The Navy proposed decommissioning nine LCS, five cruisers, four LSDs, two...

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