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USS Tulsa arrives for commissioning

28th November 2018 - 16:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The future (LCS) USS Tulsa Littoral Combat Ship has arrived at Naval Base San Diego from the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama, ahead of its scheduled commissioning in February 2019.

On its maiden voyage from Alabama the vessel made several port calls and completed a successful transit through the Panama Canal while its crew carried out drills and training.

Equipped with advanced sonar and mine hunting capabilities, Tulsa will be the second LCS slated for the US Navy’s newly forming mine countermeasures division.

LCS are high speed, agile, shallow draft, mission-focused surface combatants designed for operations in the littoral environment, and fully capable of open ocean operations.

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