The U.S. Navy recently shared a timelapse video of the littoral combat ship USS Montgomery (LCS 8) entering a dry dock for her Post Shakedown Availability (PSA).
The Independence variant LCS entered the dry dock at San Diego Ship Repair on May 19, after completing final contract trials in March this year.
During final contract trials, Montgomery underwent construction and initial operating testing which began with pre-underway and material condition checks followed by at-sea demonstrations.
Trial highlights included combat systems air and surface detect-to-engage scenarios, 57mm gun firing exercises, maneuvering testing and operation of the twin boom extendable crane.
Now that the ship is in dry dock, it will undergo repairs and corrections identified during the trials. The work will be performed by BAE Systems under a contract awarded to the company in February 2016.
Constructed by Austal USA in Mobile, Alabama, the Independence-class vessel is the fourth vessel of the trimaran design. Montgomery is preceded by USS Independence (LCS 2), USS Coronado (LCS 4), and USS Jackson (LCS 6).