Sunday, July 15, 2007

After Trenton, Navy's Eyes Now On USS Nashville

After procuring the USS Trenton (now INS Jalashva) The Indian Navy has expressed its interest in the USS Nashville as its second large amphibious warfare vessel. Director of the Pentagon's Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) Lt Gen Jeffrey B Kohler, said yesterday in Delhi, "The Indian Navy has expressed interest in the USS Nashville. Congress has not yet approved the ship for transfer (sale). That is likely to happen next year and we can then begin negotiations."

The Nashville (LPD-13), like its sister vessel the Trenton, is an Austin-class amphibious transport dock. The ship was commissioned into the US Navy on Valentines Day, 1970. The Indian Navy took charge of the Trenton on June 23, at Norfolk, Virginia.

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