Future USS Detroit completes Acceptance Trials; To be delivered to Navy next month

Posted at 3:45 PM, Jul 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-22 16:03:29-04

LCS 7, which is the future USS Detroit, completed the Acceptance Trials last week in what is the last significant milestone before delivery of the ship to the Navy.

During te trials, the Navy conducted tests of the ship, "intended to demonstrate the performance fo the performance of the propulsion plant ship handling and auxiliary system."

The trial was conducted on July 15, and the ship successfully performed launch and recovery operations of the inflatable boat inside the ship.

“Another thorough trial by the Board of Inspection and Survey, and another ship with improved scores and at a lower cost than her predecessor,” said Capt. Tom Anderson, the Navy’s LCS program manager in a release. “Detroit’s performance during acceptance trial is a testament to the hard work of the Marinette workforce. I look forward to placing the ship in the capable hands of her crew later this summer.”

It comes nearly two years after the ship was christened and launched in Wisconsin.

The ship is expected to be delivered to the Navy next month. Following delivery and commissioning in Detroit, the ship will sail to be homeported in San Diego to be with its sister ships the USS Freedom, USS Forth Worth and USS Milwaukee.