USS Independence LCS-2 ... USS Independence (LCS-2) is the lead ship for the Independence class of littoral combat ships. She will be the sixth ship of the United States Navy to be named for the concept of independence. The design was produced by the General Dynamics consortium for the Navy's LCS program, and competes with the Lockheed Martin-designed Freedom class.
The littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) transits off the coast of Florida. Sailors from Independence's Gold Crew and embarked Mine Countermeasures (MCM), Detachment 1, are underway for the ship's maiden voyage to San Diego after completing testing on the MCM mission package.