Pennant nr : LCS-2
Build : 2008 by Austal USA, Mobile, Alabama in the USA, nr ??
Above picture has been accumulating dust in my archives for quit a while now, I was flabbergasted (love that word) when I first saw it due to the sheer monstrosity of the vessel on it. I never knew the name of the 3-legged (3-finned??) monster on the picture untill I found out by accident the other day. She is the USS Independence, a class prototype for the Independence-class littoral combat ship, whatever that may mean……
And when I knew the name of the beast more pictures were quickly discovered.
I have no idea in which war or conflict this ship is going to be but I’m pretty sure that as soon as the enemy see this beast approaching from the farfarfar horizon they will surrender on the spot, white flags all over….just to not get any more visibly acquainted with this monstrosity.
Some drawings, just for fun:
The hull of this navy-thing is based on the hull of this vessel: Benchijigua Express build by the competitor of my most favourite ugly shipyard…Austal Shipyard from Down-Under.
A vessel so ugly that she deserves a post of her own, which will happen one day!
I found this picture somewhere on the interwebs…..and I love it. It does show of the ugliness of the design but also the effectiveness of it. It also looks a bit like a dart, thrown by a drunken visitor of a sleazy pub.