US Navy commissions LCS USS Gabrielle Giffords

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    US Navy commissions USS Gabrielle Giffords
    BY MAX GREENWOOD - 06/10/17 03:51 PM EDT

    The U.S. Navy commissioned on Saturday a new warship named for Gabrielle Giffords, the former Arizona congresswoman who was severely injured in a 2011 shooting.

    In a commissioning ceremony in Galveston, Texas, a roster of high-profile politicians, including Hillary Clinton and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), offered high praise for Giffords, saying that the ship's resilience would mirror that of the former representative.

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    Pre-commissioned USS Gabrielle Giffords in 2015.

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    USS Gabrielle Giffords during her commissioning ceremony July 10, 2017.

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    I don't see Harpoon tubes. Is there still outfitting to do with the ship? Or are they putting something lese on LCS-10?
     
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    I'm confused too. I've heard Kongsberg's NSM will be used on the Freedom variant of the LCS, though nothing has been deployed so far, but the Independence version should have Harpoon. I have no idea if this is actually going to be implemented long-term though. I know from posting pics that the Independence class does sail with Harpoon when deployed.

    https://www.americanmilitaryforum.com/forums/threads/u-s-navy-multimedia.214/page-9

    LCS-4 patrolling the South China Sea during exercise CARAT.
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    I think in regards to my question about the necessity of more outfitting for USS Gabrielle Giffords, Harpoon is only installed when the ship is deployed, at least that's what I'm gathering from seeing other ships in the class State side.

    LCS-6 in Portland, Oregon (lovely state by the way).
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    LCS-8 in dock in San Diego, California.
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    So we have Harpoon on a ship deployed to the SCS, but nothing on those still in US waters.

    I can't find pictures of the Freedom variant armed with anti-ship missiles though, just the Independence class.
     
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