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Old 06-11-2008, 07:58   #1
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USS Freedom in Milwaukee for its Commissioning [Pics included]

Here's an article in the Milwaukee paper, the Journal-Sentinel, about the Navy's new Littoral Combat Ship.

These Littoral ships are designed to operate within 200 miles of shore, and be able to swap out packages allowing them to transition from hunting mines and pirates to naval combat with just a quick stop in port.

Here's some pics. I wish there were a few more of the hull, because that doesn't look much like any contemporary Navy combat vessel I've seen.

I don't know if this is old news or not since I'm no Navy buff, but it's some pretty sweet stuff that's happening close to home for me
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Interesting... you should mosey on down to the docks and get us some live photos... would like to see what the profile is myself!!
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Old 06-11-2008, 08:45   #3
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Here's some pics. I wish there were a few more of the hull, because that doesn't look much like any contemporary Navy combat vessel I've seen.
With the flat plating and the sharp corners it looks like it is designed to minimize radar return. Its certainly not a stealth ship though.

Ker-splash!


Google Image Result for http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/ship/images/lcs-1-060923-O-0000X-001.jpg

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Old 06-11-2008, 09:07   #4
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From the US Navy fact file:

The US Navy -- Fact File

The second boat, the USS Independence, LCS2 is being built in Mobile and will be homeported in Norfolk.

For more info on this class of boat go to navy.mil and do a search on LCS or USS Freedom.
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odd. havent heard of them till now... maby have to try to get a billit on one of those in 2 years when im done in guam. defonetly do not want to go to Norfolk was there for a school.... ide go crazy if i had to dele with that trafic evrey day its insane....
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Probably a copy of Paul Allen's boat. Google Image Result for http://ships.bouwman.com/Octopus.jpg
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lol navy gave up making its own dezines now there just "borrowing".....
cant wate to see the new crusers...
there even talking about bringing back the nuclear crusers....
the old protptyes.... they halld ass!!!!
stoped that program becuse they created a radeation fieold on the pers when pulling in with a still criticul reactor.... the subs do the same so no clue y they shut the crusers down...
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