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US Navy's Warship USS Montgomery Completes Maiden Voyage

The US littoral combat ship Montgomery has completed its first voyage, a two month trip featuring equipment checks, system tests and crew certification training, the US Navy announced in a press release.

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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Montgomery is the fourth littoral combat ship of the Independence variant, which features an innovative, trimaran hull for added stability, the release explained.

"Upon departing Mayport [Florida], the ship continued testing and training and made port visits to Norfolk; Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; Panama City, Panama; and Manzanillo, Mexico, before its arrival to San Diego" in the state of California, the release said on Thursday.

Littoral combat ships are high-speed vessels designed to operate in shallow coastal waters, either independently or as part of larger strike groups.

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