Independence-class LCS USS Savannah to be commissioned on Feb. 5

According to information published by the U.S. Navy on January 28, 2022, the Independence-class Littoral Combat Ship USS Savannah will be commissioned on Feb. 5.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 Independence-class Littoral Combat Ship USS Savannah (Picture source: U.S. Navy)

The Independence-class is a class of littoral combat ships built for the United States Navy.

The ships are 127.4 m (418 ft) long, with a beam of 31.6 m (104 ft), and a draft of 13 ft (3.96 m). Their displacement is rated at 2,377 tons light, 3,228 tons full, and 851 tons deadweight.

The Raytheon SeaRAM missile defense system is installed on the hangar roof. The SeaRAM combines the sensors of the Phalanx 1B close-in weapon system with an 11-missile launcher for the RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile, creating an autonomous system.

The Independence-class ships also have an integrated LOS Mast, Sea Giraffe 3D Radar, and SeaStar Safire FLIR.

LCS is a fast, agile, focused-mission platform designed for operation in near-shore environments yet capable of open-ocean operation. It is designed to defeat asymmetric “anti-access” threats such as mines, quiet diesel submarines, and fast surface craft.