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The LCS 6 USS Jackson for US Navy

 

The US Navy accepted delivery of the LCS 6, Littoral Combat Ship, future USS Jackson.

 

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USS Jackson (LCS 6). Photo Credit : Austral

 

     The Navy accepted delivery of the future USS Jackson LCS 6 during a ceremony at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama, Aug.11, 2015.

     Jackson is the fifth LCS, Littoral Combat Ship, to be delivered to the Navy, the third of the Independence variant to join the fleet. Following commissioning and shock trials, Jackson will be homeported in San Diego with her sister ships LCS 1 USS Freedom, LCS 2 USS Independence, LCS 3 Fort Worth and LCS 4 USS Coronado.

     USS Jackson is the first ship in its class built by Austal as prime contractor at its shipyard in Mobile, Alabama, under a 10 vessel, US$ 3.5 billion contract the US Navy awarded to Austal in 2010.

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USS Jackson (LCS 6). Photo Credit : MCS 2nd Class Kevin S. O’Brien / US Navy

 

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USS Independance (LCS 2). Photo Credit : Doug Sayers / US Navy

 

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USS Independance (LCS 2). Photo Credit : MCS 2nd Class Daniel M. Young / US Navy

 

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USS Independance (LCS 2) in 2007. Photo Credit : MCS Shawn P. Eklund / US Navy

 

 

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