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Navy's New Pirate Catcher

 
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Navy's New Pirate Catcher
Here are some photos of the LCS-2 (to be named the USS Independence ).

Here she is at sea trials running at only HALF- power at 43 knots! NOTE the absence of a bow wave.

[link to tinypic.com]

Also turns tightly too. Allegedly sharp turns can be executed at over 43 knots... Note the absence of any sign of her 'heeling over' even at that speed because of the state of the art boat design.

And then there's the massive helo deck big enough for a CH-53. THIS was the LCS they wanted because of the huge storage capacity under that flight deck and the size of the flight deck.

[link to tinypic.com]

Note that there is very little spreading wake. In fact, it does not look like a wake at all, just foamy water from the water jets. Somehow, at 43 knots, you'd think there'd be more of a wake....

She's aerodynamically designed and kind of strange looking. Is this beginning of a new design in ships?

[link to tinypic.com]

Here's some more pics of the U.S. Navy's new pirate catchers!

[link to tinypic.com]

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Re: Navy's New Pirate Catcher
This will do a lot to bring down New Jersey's 10% unemployment rate!

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