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Old 09-06-2011, 10:25 AM
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As promised here is another batch of pictures. I have many more, but need to do 'real'
work today. I will try to get another batch up after work today.

This ship was built by General Dynamics in Mobile, Alabama.

USS Independence (LCS 2) has an overall length of 418-ft., maximum beam of 104 ft.
and full load displacement of 2,637 tons. The seaframe is based on Austal's all-aluminum
design for the Benchijigua Express passenger/car ferry. Two General Electric LM2500 22
MW gas turbines and two MTU 20V8000M90 9100 kW diesel engines are the prime
movers, powering four large steering and reversing Wärtsilä-Lips 2 X LJ160E and 2 X
LJ150E waterjets.


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portable self contained vault storage for ?
they smiled and nodded when we asked about this one




go-fast boat



down to the engine room



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Many more picture to follow. Stay tuned.
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As promised here is another batch of pictures. I have many more, and will get some
more up tomorrow.

No we are getting to the good stuff.

This ship has the Raytheon Evolved SeaRAM missile defense system installed on the
hangar roof. The SeaRAM combines the sensors of the Phalanx 1B (Sea-Wiz gatling
gun) close-in weapon system with an 11-missile launcher for the Rolling Airframe
Missile (RAM), creating an autonomous system.


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chopper on deck



our son along side a well armed patrol (M14 & 9mm Beretta)



our son, in pilots seat



Raytheon Evolved SeaRAM missile defense system
to watch over and protect our sailors




big landing deck and lots of garage space



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That sure is some wicked speed from a vessel that long.
This is the way I enjoy seeing my tax dollars at work as compared to national and global entitlements to those who do nothing more than help therselves or their administrations.
Imagine what we would enjoy if we had someone with Ronnie R's balls on the hill right now.

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Featured in this batch of pictures is the arms locker. I still have more pictures, next set includes the bridge, so stay tuned.


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the meat ball



our son with a M16A2M203 over and under



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I heard of this after it was too late. Would have love to take that tour.

Great pics and thank you for sharing.
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I run the Fireboat Independence in Philadelphia. About 2 years ago after we took possesion of our boat which is docked at the USCG Station in Philly, one of the CG Commanders brought us in some info and pics of this ship while underway at over 50knots. Virtually no wake at top speed which they said is secret and turns flat and short with little wake. The angles are to enhance its stelth capabilities to a point. Awsum machine or should I say weapon?
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Great job Frank !

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Great job Frank !

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Thank you Tim.

I still have the bridge pictures and submersible pictures, as well as a few others.

I am really enjoying this camera body.
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Sorry for the delay, I have been very busy in my office.
Featured in the batch of pictures is the bridge.
I still have more pictures, so stay tuned.


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looking out the bridge



total ship control from one console



overlooking the bow, room for a vertical launching system (VLS)



our son in control



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A few more, hangar deck, the submersible and the outside of the ship.

We really enjoyed our tour, and I hope you enjoyed this photo tour.


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back end of the submersible



STBD side from aft ramp



looking forward



looking down the tunnel



looking back, as we depart



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We really enjoyed our tour, and I hope you enjoyed this photo tour.
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