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Navy Accepts Fort Worth, 3rd Littoral Ship

June 07 2012


The U.S. Navy has formally accepted delivery of its third littoral combat ship, the second to be built by Lockheed Martin, reports the Naval Sea Systems Command.

The Fort Worth was handed over during a Wednesday ceremony in Marinette, Wis., where it was constructed. The delivery was two months early, noted a Lockheed release.

Acceptance trials found the Fort Worth to be "highly capable, well-built and inspection ready."

The vessel demonstrated significant improvement during...

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