USS FREEDOM: This is the first LCS built for the Navy. A USS Little Rock is on the way.

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  • USS FREEDOM: This is the first LCS built for the Navy. A USS Little Rock is on the way.

The Defense Department has announced plans to name the next freedom-class littoral combat ship (LCS) as the USS Little Rock. It will be the second Little Rock. A previous Little Rock, built as a light cruiser and converted to a missile cruiser, is now a museum ship in Buffalo, N.Y.

Littoral ships can operate close to shore. A full release follows on the jump. And there’s information here, too.