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February 7, 2014 / iDriveWarships

USS Independence Open for Public Ship Tours

USS Independence (LCS 2)

As part of local community outreach efforts, the littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) will be available for public tours in San Diego Feb. 12-13.

Independence is scheduled to moor at the B Street Pier Cruise Terminal, and will open for ship tours Wednesday, Feb. 12 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. (final visitor in line by 3:30 p.m.) and Thursday, Feb. 13 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (final visitor in line by 11:30 a.m.)

Visitors will get an up-close look at the modern warship, her motivated Sailors, and their role in supporting U.S. national security. Independence is the first ship of the LCS Independence-variant and has a crew of approximately 40 Sailors.

LCS are high-speed, shallow draft multi-mission ships designed to operate independently or with an associated strike group. They are designed to defeat growing littoral threats and provide access and dominance in coastal waters. A fast, maneuverable, and networked surface combatant, LCS provides the required warfighting capabilities and operational flexibility to execute focused missions such as surface warfare, mine warfare and anti-submarine warfare.

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  1. Andrew / Feb 14 2014 9:59 am

    Will there be any more public tours in the future? I didn’t hear about this until the 14th.

    If not I hope to at least see it while sailing around the bay 🙂

  2. iDriveWarships / Feb 17 2014 10:42 am

    Hi Andrew,
    Sorry you didn’t hear about the ship tours sooner. No other public tours are planned currently, but be sure to follow our Facebook page for updates: http://www.Facebook.com/SurfaceWarriors
    Thanks!

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