US Navy to Decommission 24 ships, 1 is 2 years old!

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mstary1
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US Navy to Decommission 24 ships, 1 is 2 years old!

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https://www.warhistoryonline.com/news/u ... iscal.html

If anything summarizes the failure of the LCS is the wish of the US navy to decommission USS St Louis which only commissioned on Aug 11 2020. That barely 20 months old for a warship. And the Navy is still building another 4 of the Freedom class whilst decommissioning 9? What is the logic behind this?

Thoughts?
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Re: US Navy to Decommission 24 ships, 1 is 2 years old!

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Send it over here to the RN- we need them!
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Re: US Navy to Decommission 24 ships, 1 is 2 years old!

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I saw the subject line and thought "LCS, yeah we don't need them." :ok:
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Re: US Navy to Decommission 24 ships, 1 is 2 years old!

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mstary1 wrote: Tue Apr 05, 2022 11:35 pm https://www.warhistoryonline.com/news/u ... iscal.html

If anything summarizes the failure of the LCS is the wish of the US navy to decommission USS St Louis which only commissioned on Aug 11 2020. That barely 20 months old for a warship. And the Navy is still building another 4 of the Freedom class whilst decommissioning 9? What is the logic behind this?

Thoughts?

Follow the money. I know a couple of people who worked on and consulted for the LCS project; they became uniformly disgusted with the progressive gold-plating of what had originally been envisioned as an inexpensive, effective but affordably expendable warship wuth modest manning requirements that could be economically committed to carry the fight into risky littoral waters.

"Nihil est planum".

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Re: US Navy to Decommission 24 ships, 1 is 2 years old!

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One frigate thing after another.
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