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March 7, 2014 / iDriveWarships

USS Coronado Arrives in San Diego Monday

USS Coronado (LCS 4) underway

The littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) is scheduled to arrive at its home port of San Diego on March 10. The arrival is a few weeks ahead of her commissioning ceremony scheduled for April 5 in her namesake city.

Following construction and acceptance trials at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Ala., Coronado set sail in January for Mayport, Fla. Along the way, she conducted equipment checks, system tests and crew certification training.

Upon departing Mayport, the ship continued testing and training, and made port visits in Cuba, Colombia, Panama and Mexico.

Coronado is the third U.S. Navy ship to bear the name of the “Crown City,” and is the second littoral combat ship of the Independence-variant that features an innovative trimaran hull. The unique hull design offers unparalleled stability for marine and aviation operations in severe sea states.

Following commissioning at Naval Air Station North Island, Coronado will be homeported at Naval Base San Diego, attached to Littoral Combat Ship Squadron (LCSRON) 1.


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  1. freemkt61 / Mar 9 2014 7:07 am

    The new hull designs are fascinating. I’d love to feel how they ride as they are put through their paces. Ah, the downside of being retired!

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