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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian18 Dec 2017 6:52 p.m. PST

A commissioning ceremony was held in Buffalo, N.Y. today for USS Little Rock (LCS-9), the latest Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship. The ceremony was held next to the museum ship, the decommissioned USS Little Rock (CG-4), a World War II-era Cleveland-class light cruiser that was converted to a guided-missile destroyer…


The Beast Rampant18 Dec 2017 10:56 p.m. PST

Looks like a floating Jersey barrier.

DrSkull Supporting Member of TMP19 Dec 2017 3:27 a.m. PST

From an etymological perspective, I'm curious why LITTORAL is spelled with two "t's", when the Latin word for seashore whence it comes--litus, litoris n.--only has 1.

Caedite Eos19 Dec 2017 3:57 a.m. PST

Mediaeval spelling mistake.

KniazSuvorov Inactive Member19 Dec 2017 4:33 a.m. PST

It's kind of damning to the USNI that they're still claiming the LCS are "modular" and "reconfigurable" "multi-mission ships", when people NOT responsible for naval intelligence have long known the ships will not be modular or reconfigurable.

General Kirchner19 Dec 2017 1:17 p.m. PST

what a waste of money.

too small to do anything of note, and too much money and too fragile to do any small and agile.

I am suprised they are still building them.

Lion in the Stars19 Dec 2017 2:46 p.m. PST

No, the ASuW, ASW, and Minehunting packages are working and available, if in small numbers. The problem is that there's really enough space in the hulls to field all three at the same time, but not enough crew to do any one of them.

The crews are even more over-tasked than submarine crews, and I thought I'd never say that. LCS needs about twice the current crew to do all the missions!

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