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Navy Lays Keel of New Littoral Combat Ship Savannah

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Jeff Brody

The U.S. Navy has laid the keel of LCS 28 or the future USS Savannah, formally marking the start of the littoral combat ship's construction. The service branch said Friday that it laid and authenticated the ship's keel during a ceremony the same day at Austal USA’s shipyard in Mobile, Ala.

Dianne Isakson, spouse of Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., performed the keel's authentication as the ship's sponsor. LCS units are designed to address enemy mines, small seacraft and submarines near coasts and shores.

Savannah is among five Independence-variant LCS vessels under construction at Austal USA's shipyard.

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