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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.

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.”

“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.

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19 COMMENTS

  1. I find this hard to believe! One ship isn’t even a year old yet and it’s already technically obsolete?? I think Biden is just trying to deliberately weaken our military!!

  2. Is it really about who has the most ships? How about who has the better ships?
    If one of our ships can take out 10 of their ships then there is not a problem.
    But of course Biden just gave China a bunch of our military technology.

    • Maybe this administration is so hateful towards Trump that they made an excuse to scrap these new ships because they were built under the Trump administration. Would be my guess since they undid everything else Trump did for this country.

  3. Why can they not fix or install new tech instead of scrapping the whole ship. I know Biden is stupid, but wow, this gives a whole new meaning to the word stupid!!!

  4. This is the biden administration handing over our country to China he is owned by China. Why not just upgrade the tech it’s dome all the time but nope biden trashes everything he touches and so do the traitors dems.

  5. Biden is weakening our .military.$86 billion in equipment in Afghanistan. Guns and ammo shipped out daily. Destroying ships. Bringing in thousands of fighting age illegal men. Beware of a Trojan horse!!! I hope people are paying attention!

  6. Biden is weakening our military. Fighting age illegal men crossing our borders and placed across our country. Beware of a Trojan horse. I hope people are paying attention!

  7. Every single thing this current administration is doing seems like it’s guided by instructions from China or some other enemy. Make it look like something worth doing but actually it’s harmful to the country. Nothing good is happening, just stupid things like uncontrolled immigration and now scrapping three-year-old worships. What on earth is going on?

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