Naval Warfare

USS Kansas City handed over to US Navy

13th February 2020 - 15:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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The US Navy has taken delivery of littoral combat ship (LCS) 22 at a ceremony at Austal USA in Mobile, Alabama.

The future USS Kansas City is the 11th the Independence class LCS to join the fleet, and the 21st overall.

The vessel is set to be commissioned into navy service later in 2020.

Kansas City is the second LCS delivered to the navy so far this year, following the future USS St Louis (LCS 19), which was delivered on 6 February.  Three more—Minneapolis-St Paul (LCS 21), Oakland (LCS 24) and Mobile (LCS 26) — are planned for delivery later this year.

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