Austal christens USS Gabrielle Giffords

(MOBILE, Ala.) — Austal USA christened the littoral combat ship (LCS) USS Gabrielle Giffords on Saturday, reported. The former congresswoman from Arizona was in attendance and told the crowd: "Thank you to all the people who built this ship. She's stealthy. She will defend freedom around the world. Go Navy." The 419-foot, Independence-class ship is the third LCS in Austal’s 10-ship, $3.5 billion block-buy contract.

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By Professional Mariner Staff