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Manchester (LCS 14)


"Manchester, The Ship"     -    "Manchester, The People"


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Manchester 433k 20 October 2017: Mobile, Ala. - The crew of Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Manchester (LCS 14), conducts a mast-stepping ceremony. PCU Manchester is currently undergoing the final stages of production in the Austal USA shipyard of Mobile, Alabama. LCS vessels are high-speed, agile, shallow draft, mission-focused surface combatants designed for operations in the littoral environment, yet fully capable of open ocean operations. As part of the surface fleet, LCS has the ability to counter and outpace evolving threats independently or within a network of surface combatants.
(U.S. Navy Photo by PCU Manchester Public Affairs, courtesy of  Austal USA)
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Manchester 239k 20 October 2017: Mobile, Ala. - A sailor assigned to the Pre-Commissioning Unit Manchester (LCS 14), places an item into the ceremonial box during a mast-stepping ceremony. PCU Manchester is currently undergoing the final stages of production in the Austal USA shipyard of Mobile, Alabama.
(U.S. Navy Photo by PCU Manchester Public Affairs, courtesy of  Austal USA)
Manchester 156k 28 February 2018: Mobile, Ala. - Commander Emily K. Bassett signs the documents accepting delivery of the future USS Manchester, transferring ownership of the vessel from Austal USA to the U.S. Navy.
(U.S. Navy Photo by Lt. Roof, courtesy of  Navy Times)
Lee Wahler
Lcdr., USN (ret.)
Jacksonville, Fla.
Manchester 414k 21 May 2018: Portsmouth, N.H. - Josefa Quiroz, Lorena Quiroz, 14-month-old Jade Quiroz and Debbie Sims wait for crew member Oscar Quiroz to disembark from the future USS Manchester in Portsmouth.
(© Photo by Kimberley Haas of  The New Hampshire Union Leader)
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