In the United States, a new warship, USS St. Louis (LCS19). This was announced on Saturday, August 9, in a Pentagon press release.
вЂњLCS19 and his team will protect the United States and our interests both nearby and abroad.<...> USS St. Louis will provide agility, stability, and damage in today's era of great power competition,вЂќ вЂ” said US Secretary of the Navy Kenneth Braithwaite attending the ceremony.
So, the ship USS St. Louis is of the Freedom-class. Its main tasks are вЂњto counter threats from diesel submarines, mines, as well as threats on the surface,вЂќ the press service said.
It is noted that the celebration, held at the US Navy Base Mayport in Florida, was of a private nature in connection with the coronavirus pandemic.
As reported, at the end of last year, the US Navy commissioned a new ship, USS Indianapolis.
Earlier, the US Navy adopted the new USS Manchester (LCS-14) warship, another coastal combat vessel that entered the US Navy.