West Seattle Blog… | SEEN OFF WEST SEATTLE: USS Gabrielle Giffords

Thanks for the photo and the tip! Pictured above is the US Navy coastal combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10), on the way to Vigor shipyard on Harbor Island. The ship, whose namesake served in the U.S. House of Representatives when it survived a gunshot in 2011, is the first of two ships of its class to enter the shipyard this year as part of a $ 110 million contract. According to this announcement from Vigor, around 165 workers will be working on a variety of projects, including replacing flight deck support supports, painting the underwater hull, and overhauling jet propulsion systems and main propulsion engines. The coastal combat ship USS Omaha is due at Vigor in September.

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