The USS Coronado will go on duty at the Naval Air Station North Island, in Coronado, on Saturday, April 5th. Citizens with a ticket can attend the commissioning ceremony that starts at the station at 10 am.
The tri-hull Independence-class littoral combat ship arrived in Coronado on March 10th after passing through the San Diego Bay. Navy builders built the combat ship to sail missions recommended for a ship with superior maneuverability and stability. Readily reconfigured, the USS Coronado can change its role for a new mission at a commercial port.
The combat ship is built to move through coastal waters, and, meet submarines and mines.
San Diego will serve as the ship's homeport.
The publi will have the opportunity to tour the USS Coronado on Saturday. San Diegans welcome a ship that has traveled a long distance since it was first posted in the water for future Navy work. The ship's christening was done in Mobile, Alabama in 2012.
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