US Navy shows the littoral combat ship Independence (LCS 2) underway during builder's trials on July 12, 2009.
The second of the Navy's new generation of speedy warships designed to operate close to shore topped 50 miles per hour in builder trials completed this month. Officials say the Independence, a 418-foot ship built in Alabama, traveled in excess of 45 knots, which equates to nearly 52 mph, and sustained 44 knots during a four-hour, full-speed sprint.
BIG ALLOY.....good enough for the Navy. Good enough for me!
Can imagine building a battleship like this out of Fiberglass.....hahahahah?
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