The Littoral Combat Ship Detroit (LCS-7) completed acceptance trials earlier this month ahead of an October commissioning, the U.S. Navy announced.
The tests included evaluating, “the performance of the propulsion plant, ship handling and auxiliary systems. While underway, the ship successfully performed launch and recovery operations of the 11-meter rigid-hull inflatable boat, conducted surface and air self-defense detect-to-engage exercises, and demonstrated the ship’s maneuverability,” according to the service.
“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 LCS program manager Capt. Tom Anderson said in a statement.
“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.”
Following the commissioning ceremony in the ship’s namesake city, Detroit will be based at Naval Station San Diego, Calif.