4/15/2016 A new US Navy Ship named for Detroit passed sea trials
The future littoral combat ship USS Detroit (LCS 7) successfully concluded its acceptance trial July 15. The next milestone for Detroit is its delivery to the U.S. Navy. During trials, the ship successfully performed launch and recovery operations of the 11-meter rigid-hull inflatable boat, conducted surface and air self-defense detect-to-engage exercises, and demonstrated the ship’s maneuverability.
The ship is 389 feet long and can travel 40-plus knots using water jet propulsion, said John Torrisi, a spokesman for Lockheed Martin, which built the ship. As what’s known as a littoral combat ship, it is able to operate in as little as 14 feet of water.
The ship is due to be commissioned in Detroit in October of this year
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