USS Independence Open for Public Ship Tours
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.