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|102k||27 May 2004: Washington DC - The U.S. Navy announced today that General Dynamics - Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine, will be one of two defense contracting teams awarded contract options for final system design with options for detail design and construction of up to two Flight 0 Littoral Combat Ships (LCS). The LCS is an entirely new breed of U.S. Navy warship. A fast, agile, and networked surface combatant, LCS's modular, focused-mission design will provide Combatant Commanders the required warfighting capabilities and operational flexibility to ensure maritime dominance and access for the joint force. LCS will operate with focused-mission packages that deploy manned and unmanned vehicles to execute missions including, Special Operations Forces (SOF) support, high-speed transit, Maritime Interdiction Operations (MIO), Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), and Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection (AT/FP). (Artist concept provided to the U.S. Navy courtesy of General Dynamics, Photo #040527-O-0000G-004, from the Navy Newstand)||NavSource|
|305k||06 October 2011: Ackerman, Miss. - Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange, left, celebrate the naming of the eighth littoral combat ship, USS Montgomery (LCS 8). (U.S. Navy photo #110928-N-AC887-004 by MCC Sam Shavers from the Navy News Stand)|
|93k||26 June 2013: Mobile, Ala. - Mary Blackshear Sessions, left, wife of U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama and ship's sponsor, and a welder for Austal USA engrave Sessions' initials during the keel laying ceremony for the littoral combat ship Montgomery (LCS 8). (U.S. Navy photo #130626-N-ZZ999-001 courtesy of Austal USA, from the Navy News Stand)|
|165k||06 August 2014: Mobile, Ala. - Two views of PCU Montgomery (LCS 8) being rolled out the fabricating shed prior to her launching today. (© Photos courtesy of Austal USA)|
|300k||08 November 2014: Mobile, Ala. - Mary Blackshear Sessions christens the littoral combat ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Montgomery (LCS 8) at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Ala. With Sessions are, from left, Craig Perciavalle, president of Austal USA; U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, from Alabama; and Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michelle Howard. (U.S. Navy photo #141108-N-ZZ999-110 by David Stoltz, from the Navy News Stand)|
|354k||01 July 2015: Mobile, Ala. - Photo of PCU Montgomery (LCS 8) at Austal fitting out pier taken by Curtis in Mobile.||Curtis Barber
Phenix City, Ala.
|375k||01 July 2015: Mobile, Ala. - Photo of PCU Montgomery (LCS 8) tied up ahead of PCU Gabriel Giffords (LCS 10) at Austal.|
|326k||02 March 2016: Mobile, Ala. - Two views of PCU Montgomery (LCS 8) being moored to her berth. (© Photos courtesy of Austal USA)||Navsource|
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05 March 2016: An eight view series of PCU Montgomery (LCS 8) returning from the Gulf of Mexico to her fitting-out pier at Austal shipyard.
(© Photos courtesy of Austal USA)
|316k||10 September 2016: Mobile, Ala. - Two views of USS Montgomery (LCS 8) at her Commissioning Ceremony, held at the Alabama State Docks. The first photo just before the command was given to "Bring the ship alive", and the second after the crew has run aboard and manned the rails. (© Photos courtesy of Austal USA)|
|219k||08 November 2016: San Diego, Cal. - The littoral combat ship USS Montgomery (LCS 8) arrived at its new homeport of San Diego after completing its maiden voyage from Mobile, Alabama. Montgomery is the fourth littoral combat ship of the Independence variety which features an innovative, trimaran hull, designed to offer unparalleled stability for marine and aviation operations in severe sea states. (U.S. Navy photo #161108-N-FC195-045 by MCSN Trenton Kotlarz from the Navy News Stand)||Lee Wahler
Lcdr., USN (ret.)
|View the USS Montgomery (LCS 8) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
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