LCS are quick, agile, mission-focused platforms that function in near-shore environments, profitable towards Twenty first-century coastal threats. These floor warfare combatants with mine warfare capabilities combine with joint, mixed, manned and unmanned groups to help forward-presence, maritime safety, sea management and deterrence missions across the globe.
The collection of Augusta because the ship’s namesake, the easternmost state capital within the U.S., acknowledges the worth of Maine’s maritime historical past and panorama. The state’s rugged Atlantic coast is house to fishermen, lobstermen, and a thriving maritime trade that’s testomony to Maine’s enduring contributions to the nation.
Chief Justice Leigh Saufley, President and Dean of College of Maine Faculty of Legislation, would be the sponsor, giving the order to “carry our ship to life.”
USS Augusta is the second ship named in honor of town of Augusta, Maine.
The Los Angeles-class submarine Augusta (SSN 710) was commissioned in January 1985, at Submarine Base, New London, Connecticut and served for twenty-four years. It was sponsored by Mrs. Diana D. Cohen, spouse of Sen. William S. Cohen of Maine who later served because the Secretary of Protection from 1997–2001.
SSN 710 took half in Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom launching UGM-109 Tomahawk Land Assault Missiles (TLAM) towards Iraqi navy targets on March 21, 2003. Cmdr. Mike A. Haumer, Augusta’s commanding officer, acquired the Bronze Star for his “extraordinary management and operational expertise” answerable for the boat through the battle.
Following the commissioning, USS Augusta will transit to its homeport of San Diego.