May 6, 2016 Authorities The U.S. Navy will christen its newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship, USS Manchester (LCS 14) at Austal’s Mobile, Alabama site, May 7.Future USS Manchester, designated LCS 14, honors the city of Manchester, New Hampshire.All independence variant ships are now being built by the Australian-based shipbuilder Austal. The keel laying ceremony for USS Manchester was held June 29, 2015.Out of 37 modules used to form the 127-meter (419-foot) aluminium trimaran 36 were already being fabricated at the time of the keel laying ceremony.The future USS Manchester is the second naval vessel to honor New Hampshire’s largest city. The first, a light cruiser, was commissioned Oct. 29, 1946. During nearly ten years of commissioned service, the ship completed numerous deployments, including three combat deployments in support of operations during the Korean conflict. The ship was decommissioned June 27, 1956 and stricken from the Navy list April 1, 1960.“The christening of the future USS Manchester represents another step forward as we continue to grow our fleet and serves as a reminder of the importance of our Navy’s partnership with the highly-skilled and dedicated shipbuilders of our nation’s industrial base,” said Ray Mabus, secretary of the Navy. View post tag: LCS Share this article US Navy to christen USS Manchester (LCS 14) Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy to christen USS Manchester (LCS 14) View post tag: US Navy View post tag: Austal
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Round-up: Jermain Defoe scored a hat-trick to steer kamikaze Sunderland past League Two Exeter in a League Cup goal-feast at the Stadium of Light.Defoe struck twice in the first half and rounded off a 6-3 win three minutes from time but only after Paul Tisdale’s enterprising visitors had twice clawed back to level the tie.Jack Rodwell also helped himself to a brace for the Black Cats but boss Dick Advocaat will be concerned with the three defensive howlers which had allowed the visitors to go in level at the break.Premier League newcomers Watford suffered a League Cup upset in a 1-0 loss at Preston North End. Marnick Vermijl’s eighth minute strike gave Championship side Preston victory over Watford at Deepdale with the defender on-loan from Sheffield Wednesday netting from close range.Ricky Van Wolfswinkel finally ended his long drought in front of goal as Norwich edged through with a 2-1 win over Rotherham at New York Stadium. The Dutch striker, who spent last season on loan at French side St Etienne, bagged his first Canaries goal since his debut over two years ago to make the game safe after Jonny Howson’s classy 23rd-minute opener.The striker’s potential return to form could come at a handy time for boss Alex Neil after reports that Lewis Grabban, who has been linked with a return to Bournemouth, went AWOL from the team hotel after being told he would not feature in the starting XI in South Yorkshire. That goal was also important in the context of the game as it came after a long spell of Rotherham pressure where the Premier League side were reliant on goalkeeper Declan Rudd to keep them in the lead as he pulled off a string of brilliant saves.However, he could do nothing about Paul Green’s 80th-minute volley which was ultimately just a consolation for Steve Evans’ side. Youngster Joe Dodoo hit a stunning debut hat-trick as Leicester maintained their flying start to the season with a 4-1 win at Bury.The 20-year-old academy product opened the scoring as the Foxes eased into a 2-0 half-time lead with Andrej Kramaric also on target in the second-round tie at Gigg Lane. Danny Mayor replied as Bury showed some fight in the second period but Dodoo settled the contest with two cool finishes in the final four minutes. QPR were embarrassed in the League Cup yet again as Carlisle beat them 2-1 at Loftus Road. Substitute Jason Kennedy netted a 79th-minute winner for the League Two side, who led through Derek Asamoah’s goal before Jay Emmanuel-Thomas equalised.It was another League Cup debacle for Rangers, who have now been knocked out of the competition by lower-division opposition in eight of the last 10 seasons with five of those defeats coming at homeLeague Cup second round results Birmingham City 2 – 0 GillinghamBurton Albion 1 – 2 Middlesbrough AET Bury 1 – 4 Leicester CityCrystal Palace 4 – 1 Shrewsbury Town AETDoncaster Rovers 1 – 4 Ipswich Town AETFulham 3 – 0 Sheffield UnitedHartlepool United 0 – 4 AFC Bournemouth Hull City 1 – 0 RochdaleLuton Town 1 – 1 Stoke City AET (Stoke won 7-8 on pens)Newcastle United 4 – 1 Northampton TownPeterborough United 1 – 4 Charlton AthleticPortsmouth 1 – 2 Reading Preston North End 1 – 0 WatfordQueens Park Rangers 1 – 2 Carlisle UnitedRotherham United 1 – 2 Norwich CitySheffield Wednesday 1 – 0 Oxford UnitedSunderland 6 – 3 Exeter City Swansea City 3 – 0 York CityWalsall 2 – 1 Brighton & Hove AlbionWolverhampton Wanderers 2 – 1 BarnetAston Villa 5 – 3 Notts County AETMilton Keynes Dons 2 – 1 Cardiff City AETWest Bromwich Albion 0 – 0 Port Vale AET (West Brom won 5-3 on pens)–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports read more