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USS Augusta (LCS 34), the future Independence-variant littoral combat ship to Commission at Eastport, Maine on September 30.

These ships are known for fast, swift, mission-focused platforms that operate in near-shore environments, winning against 21st-century coastal threats.

LCS possesses the capabilities of surface and mine warfare that integrate with combined manned and unmanned teams to support maritime security around the globe.

The ship is named after Augusta City, the capital of the U.S. state of Maine, and acknowledges the value of Maine’s maritime history and landscape.

It is now the second vessel named in honor of Augusta City, the first being the Los Angeles-class submarine Augusta (SSN 710).

Chief Justice Leigh Saufley, President and Dean of the University of Maine School of Law, will sponsor the commissioning ceremony, giving the order to “bring our ship to life.”

USS Augusta will transit to its homeport of San Diego after its commissioning ceremony.

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