dr martens original 1460 Navy to Commission Littoral Combat Ship Omaha
PST ceremony Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Broadway pier in San Diego.
The future USS Omaha, designated LCS 12, is the 11th littoral combat ship to enter the fleet and the sixth of the Independence variant design. It is the fourth warship named for the Nebraska city. The first ship was a propeller driven sloop of war. The second ship was a light cruiser and the third Omaha was an attack submarine.
“Omaha and her sister ships represent an investment in our nation, the result of the partnership between the Department of the Navy and our shipbuilding industry. American craftsmen in Mississippi, Alabama, around the country have made USS Omaha possible” said Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer. “The LCS fills a unique mission for the United States Navy and as these remarkable ships continue to be produced out of our shipyards, they represent an increase in our readiness and lethality.”
LCS is a modular, reconfigurable ship, designed to meet validated fleet requirements for surface warfare (SUW), anti submarine warfare (ASW) and mine countermeasures (MCM) missions in the littoral region. An interchangeable mission package is embarked on each LCS and provides the primary mission systems in one of these warfare areas. joint force access to critical areas in multiple theaters.
The LCS class consists of the Freedom variant and Independence variant, designed and built by two industry teams. LCS 1). The Independence variant team is led by Austal USA (for LCS 6 and follow on even numbered ships). Twenty nine LCS ships have been awarded to date: 11 have been delivered to the Navy, 15 are in various stages of construction and three are in pre production states.