AP: Warren Buffett took part in the ceremony of commissioning of new warship of the U.S. Navy
After the official speech of the daughter of the billionaire the ship cost $440 million was officially introduced in the us Navy.
NEW YORK, February 4. /TASS./ Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has taken on 3 February to participate in the ceremony of official commissioning of the new littoral combat ship of the US Navy Omaha. This was reported by the Associated Press.
U.S. Navy commissions its newest warship, the USS Omaha, a futuristic, $440 million vessel named for the Nebraska hometown of billionaire Warren Buffett, who was on hand for the ceremony. https://t.co/dDwGOXyqfL
— The Associated Press (@AP) February 4, 2018.
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The ship, named after the hometown of a billionaire in Nebraska, was commissioned during a ceremony in the port of San Diego (California). The daughter of 87-year-old investor, Susan is the “godmother” of the ship in 2015 during the formal ceremony she called his name. This time she has also been given the honour to give a speech, after which the ship cost $440 million was officially introduced in the us Navy.
Omaha, built by order of the Pentagon, the American branch of the Australian shipbuilding company Austal has already become the 11th in the series of warships of the coastal zone of the U.S. Navy LCS type, and the sixth ship of the Independence class. The ship with a length of about 66 meters has a displacement of about 3 tons and are designed to operate in shallow coastal waters. Its maximum speed reaches 74 mph crew size — up to 40 people.
Ships such as the LCS has a modular structure and is designed to perform tasks of anti-ship, anti-submarine and mine defense weapons and accessories.