El Futuro USS Tulsa entregado a la marina

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180304-N-N0101-349 GULF OF MEXICO (March 8, 2018) The future USS Tulsa (LCS 16) is underway for acceptance trials, which are the last significant milestone before delivery of the Independence-variant littoral combat ship to the Navy. During trials, the Navy conducted comprehensive tests of the future USS Tulsa, intended to demonstrate the performance of the propulsion plant, ship handling abilities and auxiliary systems. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Austal USA/Released)

MOBILE, Ala. – La marina de Estados Unidos aceptó al USS Tulsa (LCS 16) durante una ceremonia en Mobile, Alabama, el pasado 30 de abril. La entrega marca el traspaso oficial del LCS-16 del astillero Austal USA, a la marina, es la última milla antes de la comisión del barco, que se anunciará a fines del 2018 en San Francisco. 

“El día de hoy marca un logro importante en la vida de USS Tulsa, porque la transferimos a la marina y entra en servicio”, dijo el Capitán Mike Taylor, director del programa LCS. “Espero celebrar la comisión de este increíble barco y su tripulación este año en San francisco”. 

Este es el 13avo barco de combate que se entrega a la marina y el 8vo de la variante Independencia en unirse a la flota completa, este tipo de barco tiene un gran deck de porta aviones y un casco impenetrable.  

“Esperamos darle la bienvenida a USS Tulsa y su tripulación en San Diego a fin de año”, dijo el capitán Matthew McGonigle, comandante del  LCS Squadron One.  “Es difícil hacer que este barco cobre vida y felicito a la tripulación por su arduo trabajo y dedicación al barco y a la comunidad de LCS”.  

El escuadrón apoya a los comandantes operativos con buques de guerra listos para ser utilizados por el hombre, con capacitación, equipamiento y mantenimiento de buques de combate en toda la costa Oeste.  

Hasta que lo destinen, el barco quedará anclado en San Diego.  

 

 

 

Future USS Tulsa delivered to Navy 

 

MOBILE, Ala. — The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of the future USS Tulsa (LCS 16) during a ceremony in Mobile, Alabama, on April 30. 

 

Delivery marks the official transfer of LCS-16 from the shipbuilder, an Austal USA-led team, to the Navy. It is the final milestone prior to commissioning, which is planned for late 2018 in San Francisco. 

 

“Today marks a significant milestone in the life of the future USS Tulsa, as transfer occurs to the Navy and she enters service,” said Capt. Mike Taylor, LCS program manager. “I look forward to celebrating the commissioning of this fine ship alongside the crew later this year in San Francisco.” 

 

Tulsa is the 13th littoral combat ship to be delivered to the Navy and the eighth of the Independence variant to join the fleet. The Independence variant is noted for its unique trimaran hull and its large flight deck. 

 

“We look forward to welcoming the future USS Tulsa and crew in San Diego later this year,” said Capt. Matthew McGonigle, commander of LCS Squadron One. “Bringing a ship to life is no small task and I commend the crew for their hard work and dedication to their ship and to the LCS community.”  

 

The squadron supports the operational commanders with warships ready for tasking by manning, training, equipping and maintaining littoral combat ships on the west coast. 

 

Following commissioning, Tulsa will be home-ported in San Diego. 

 

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GULF OF MEXICO (March 8, 2018) The future USS Tulsa (LCS 16) is underway for acceptance trials, which are the last significant milestone before delivery of the Independence-variant littoral combat ship to the Navy. During trials, the Navy conducted comprehensive tests of the future USS Tulsa, intended to demonstrate the performance of the propulsion plant, ship handling abilities and auxiliary systems. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Austal USA/Released)