Photo of the Day

I can’t remember which Bond movie it was that had a similar ship in it, but it may have been based on the USS Independence.

USS?Independence?(LCS-2)?is the?lead ship?for the?Independence?variant?of the?littoral combat ship?class. She is the sixth ship of the?United States Navy?to be named for the concept of?independence. The design was produced by the?General Dynamics?consortium for the Navy’s LCS program, and competes with theLockheed Martin-designed?Freedom?variant.

The?littoral combat ship?(LCS) is a?class?of relatively small surface vessels intended for operations in the?littoral zone?(close to shore) by the?United States Navy.??It was “envisioned to be a networked, agile, stealthy surface combatant capable of defeating anti-access and?asymmetric threats?in the littorals.”

It looks stealthy, stable, fast and very roomy.


Here is a larger version of the photo above, and here’s the Google Image search result.