Mar 19, 2024

LCS Montgomery

Stars & Stripes story:


Navy’s budget plan to get rid of 19 ships draws some early criticism

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USS Montgomery

 • Two Independence-class littoral combat ships. The 10-year-old USS Montgomery and 11-year-old USS Jackson are less than halfway through their projected 25-year service life. The Navy has sought to dispose of the ships because of maintenance problems and the need for costly upgrades, and what service leaders said is a mismatch with current Navy needs.

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