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USS Montgomery floated from Ala. shipyard

Aug. 8, 2014 - 11:36AM   |  
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MOBILE, ALA. — The second in a new line of U.S. warships has been launched from a Mobile shipyard.

Austal USA this week floated out the future USS Montgomery from its shipyard on a barge. Al.com reports itís the second of 10 littoral combat ships the firm is building for the U.S. Navy.

The vessel next heads to BAE Systemsí Southeast Shipyard where it will be dry docked and lowered into the water.

The Navy committed $3.5 million in 2010 for a large purchase of another 10 ships with Austal. General Dynamics is responsible for the design and testing the shipís navigation system.

The launch comes about two weeks after the USNS Fall River, a joint high-speed vessel Austal is also building for the Navy, completed its acceptance trials.

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