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USS Freedom (LCS 1) 3000 tons. 47 knots with the worlds largest marine gas turbine engine. Goes 40+ mph and kicks up an olympic size pool of water from its water jets every second.

USS Freedom (LCS 1) 3000 tons. 47 knots with the worlds largest marine gas turbine engine. Goes 40+ mph and kicks up an olympic size pool of water from its water jets every second.

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Some people drive fast cars. We drive fast and agile ships like USS Independence (LCS 2).
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Project 365 Day 136  USS INDEPENDENCE (LCS-2)

Project 365 Day 136 USS INDEPENDENCE (LCS-2)

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The littoral combat ships USS Independence (LCS 2), left, and USS Coronado (LCS 4) are underway in the Pacific Ocean.

The littoral combat ships USS Independence (LCS 2), left, and USS Coronado (LCS 4) are underway in the Pacific Ocean.

Check out the Independence-class LCS - A Rolling Airframe Missile launcher is mounted above the hangar for short-range defense against aircraft and cruise missiles, and .50-caliber gun mounts are provided topside

Check out the Independence-class LCS - A Rolling Airframe Missile launcher is mounted above the hangar for short-range defense against aircraft and cruise missiles, and .50-caliber gun mounts are provided topside

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The littoral combat ships USS Independence (LCS 2), back, and USS Coronado (LCS 4) are underway in the Pacific Ocean in April 2014. US Navy photo. The Littoral Combat Ship’s anti-submarine warfare mission package needs to shed some weight before it can deploy on a ship, and the Navy awarded three contracts to help find weight-reduction ideas.

The littoral combat ships USS Independence (LCS 2), back, and USS Coronado (LCS 4) are underway in the Pacific Ocean in April 2014. US Navy photo. The Littoral Combat Ship’s anti-submarine warfare mission package needs to shed some weight before it can deploy on a ship, and the Navy awarded three contracts to help find weight-reduction ideas.

The littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) transits off the coast of Florida.

The littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) transits off the coast of Florida.

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