The U.S. Navy commissioned its latest Independence-variant Littoral Fight Ship USS Savannah (LCS 28) Feb. 5, 2022, in Brunswick, Georgia. Remarks might be offered by the Honorable Earl L. “Buddy” Carter, U. S. Consultant, Georgia’s First District; the Honorable Meredith Berger, Performing the Duties of the Below Secretary of the Navy; Vice Adm. Carl Chebi, Commander, Naval Air Programs Command; the Honorable Van Johnson, Mayor of Savannah; the Honorable Cosby Johnson, Mayor of Brunswick; and Larry Ryder, Vice President of Enterprise Improvement and Exterior Affairs, Austal USA. The ship’s sponsor is Mrs. Dianne Davison Isakson, spouse of the late Honorable Johnny Isakson, former Senator from Georgia. USS Savannah will homeport at Naval Base San Diego, California.

“The town of Savannah, Georgia, has performed an essential function in our nation’s naval historical past,” stated Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro. “I’ve little question the Sailors of USS Savannah (LCS 28) will keep on the combating spirit of this metropolis and can play an essential function within the protection of our nation and maritime freedom.”


“The usSavannah is poised to signify its motto throughout the globe, not for self however for others. At this time as we fee her as an working pressure of the U.S. Navy. The ship and her crew will keep on the legacy of the 5 different ships that had the dignity to bear the title Savannah since 1798. They participated within the Mexican Battle, the Civil Battle, World Battle I, World Battle II, and the Vietnam Battle. ,” stated Naval Air Programs Command Vice Adm. Carl Chebi.

Midshipmen from the Savannah State College Naval Reserve Officer Coaching Corps (NROTC) Colour Guard parade the colours throughout the commissioning ceremony for the Independence-variant littoral fight ship USS Savannah (LCS 28). (U.S. Navy Picture by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James S. Hong)

Austal USA delivered its 14th Independence-class Littoral Fight Ship (LCS) to the U.S. Navy from its shipyard in Cell, Alabama. Attaining vital good points in manufacturing effectivity, the long run USS Savannah (LCS 28) was accomplished by Austal USA in slightly below three years, a full twelve months sooner than earlier ships delivered below the identical program. It’s designed to defeat uneven “anti-access” threats, corresponding to mines, quiet diesel submarines, and quick floor craft. The 127-meter high-speed trimaran hull warship integrates new expertise to help present and future mission functionality from deep water to the littoral zone.

The LCS class consists of two variants, the Freedom and the Independence, designed and constructed by two business groups. Lockheed Martin leads the Freedom-variant staff, or odd-numbered hulls, constructed in Marinette, Wisconsin. Austal USA leads the Independence-variant staff in Cell, Alabama for LCS 2 and the following even-numbered hulls. Savannah is the 14th Independence-variant LCS and the sixth ship to bear its title. LCS is a quick, agile, mission-focused platform designed to function in near-shore environments, profitable in opposition to Twenty first-century coastal threats. The platform is able to supporting ahead presence, maritime safety, sea management, and deterrence.

 Sailors assigned to Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Savannah (LCS 28) man the rails during Savannah's commissioning ceremony.
Sailors assigned to Independence-variant littoral fight ship USS Savannah (LCS 28) man the rails throughout Savannah’s commissioning ceremony. (U.S. Navy Picture by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James S. Hong)