Future USS Milwaukee Completes Acceptance Trial

MARINETTE, Wis. — The future USS Milwaukee (LCS 5) successfully concluded its acceptance trial Sept. 18, after completing a series of in-port and underway demonstrations for the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV), the Navy announced in a Sept. 22 release.

The acceptance trial is the last significant milestone before delivery of the ship to the Navy, which is planned for October. During the five-day trial, the Navy conducted comprehensive tests of the installed systems.

“What a ride,” said LCS program manager CAPT Tom Anderson. “The weather on Lake Michigan during the conduct of this trial was not pleasant. Despite the high sea state, Milwaukee crisply executed the schedule of events and received some of the highest demonstration scores to date for the LCS [littoral combat ship] class. Milwaukee lives up to her namesake city in both her tenacity and strength.”

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