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US Navy - Littoral Combat Ship

LCS 8 - USS Montgomery

 

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Type, class: Littoral Combat Ship - LCS; Independence class

Builder: Austal-USA, Mobile, Alabama, USA

   

STATUS:

Awarded: March 17, 2011

Laid down: June 25, 2013

Launched: August 6, 2014

Commissioned: September 10, 2016

IN SERVICE

    

Homeport: San Diego, California

Namesake: City of Montgomery, Capital of Alabama

Ships Motto: ADEMUS JURA NOSTRA DEFENDERE (we dare defend our rights)

Technical Data: see: INFO > Independence class Littoral Combat Ship - LCS

 

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in dry dock for Post Shakedown Availability (PSA) at San Diego Ship Repair - May 2017

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in dry dock for Post Shakedown Availability (PSA) at San Diego Ship Repair - May 2017

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in dry dock for Post Shakedown Availability (PSA) at San Diego Ship Repair - May 2017

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first arrival at San Diego, California - November 2016
 

 

USS Montgomery (LCS 8):
 
On 13 September 2016, Montgomery experienced two unrelated casualties within a 24-hour period while transiting from Mobile, Alabama to her homeport of San Diego, CA. The first casualty happened when the crew detected a seawater leak in the hydraulic cooling system. Later that day, Montgomery experienced a casualty to one of its gas turbine engines.

On 4 October 2016, a tug collided with Montgomery while the latter was getting underway to avoid Hurricane Matthew. Due to the collision, a crack measuring a foot in length was caused amidships, approximately three feet above the waterline. Five strakes were also bent. Temporary repairs were conducted, and the ship left port as planned.

On 29 October 2016 Montgomery sustained an 18-inch-long crack to its hull while passing through the Panama Canal en route to its homeport in San Diego. Montgomery was traveling from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean through the canal's series of locks when it hit the concrete center lock wall while under the control of a local Panama Canal pilot.

 

 

 

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