The USS Billings (LCS-15) is a Freedom-class littoral combat ship in the United States Navy. She is named after the largest city in Montana and is the first ship in service name after Billings. With only 14 Freedom-class littoral combat ships planned, the choice of Billings, Montana as the namesake is an incredible honor for the city of Billings and the state of Montana. The Ship’s Sponsor, Sharla Tester, married to Montana Senator John Tester, christened the vessel on July 1, 2017.
The USS Billings is expected to be commissioned on August 3, 2019. As she sails into service, the Billings will be tasked with near-shore multi-purpose missions that utilize her ability to deploy and recover landing craft and helicopter aircraft.
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