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The US Navy will scrap nine warships worth $3.2 billion – despite some being just three years old – because their technology is already obsolete.
Anti-submarine systems on the Freedom-class combat warships, four of which were commissioned in 2019 and 2020, ‘did not work out technically’, the Navy’s operations chief said.
The article goes on to state the following:
Admiral Michael Gilday asked Congress to sign off on the scrapping, which will save the Navy $391 million.
This comes as China’s Navy fleet continues to grow. It is expected to have 460 ships by 2030, making it the world’s largest Navy, overtaking the United States.
The Daily Mail explains that under the current U.S. Navy plans, the US will have only 280 ships within five years. A total of 24 warships are to be decommissioned in 2023, with some reported to have cracks in them.
The nine ships currently being scrapped are listed by the Daily Mail as follows, along with the dates they were commissioned:
- USS Fort Worth (LCS-3), Sept. 2012
- USS Milwaukee (LCS-5), Nov. 2015
- Detroit (LCS-7), Oct. 2016
- Little Rock (LCS-9), Dec. 2017
- Sioux City (LCS-11), Nov. 2018
- Wichita (LCS-13), Jan. 2019
- Billings (LCS-15), Aug. 2019
- Indianapolis (LCS-17), Oct. 2019
- St. Louis (LCS-19), Aug. 2020
The youngest ship, the USS St. Louis, was just commissioned on August 8, 2020. Now it’s headed for the scrap heap.
The crew of the future USS St. Louis (LCS 19) will bring the ship to life, tomorrow. Take a closer look at the newest warship in the #USNavy. Tune in here tomorrow and watch the event live at 0945 EDT from Naval Station Mayport, Florida. #USSStLouis #LCS19 #GatewaytoFreedom pic.twitter.com/NgKnegswvF
— U.S. Navy (@USNavy) August 7, 2020
Lockheed Martin tweeted on Dec. 15, 2018, “The future USS St. Louis was officially christened and launched into the Menominee River today. Next, she will undergo Acceptance Trials before she is officially delivered to the @USNavy.”
The future USS St. Louis was officially christened and launched into the Menominee River today. Next, she will undergo Acceptance Trials before she is officially delivered to the @USNavy. Learn more: https://t.co/q1KbBRxaNh pic.twitter.com/61Kkk8oUq0
— Lockheed Martin (@LockheedMartin) December 15, 2018
“With the Chinese Navy steadily climbing to 460 ships by 2030, the unforced errors in Navy shipbuilding, like the Littoral Combat Ship, must stop. Programs that can scale up and grow our fleet must be the priority,” declared Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) in a Twitter post on Wednesday.
With the Chinese Navy steadily climbing to 460 ships by 2030, the unforced errors in Navy shipbuilding, like the Littoral Combat Ship, must stop. Programs that can scale up and grow our fleet must be the priority.
— Sen. Jim Inhofe (@JimInhofe) May 11, 2022
China is building surprise nuclear submarines and putting AI-controlled satellites in orbit designed to track US aircraft carrier movements anywhere in the world meanwhile our side is doing this shit. https://t.co/JG2D6HEYzl
— Brandon Weichert (@WeTheBrandon) May 10, 2022
US Navy scraps NINE warships, some three years old, as tech obsolete https://t.co/rg58o7l3Pn
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) May 13, 2022
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