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Navy Combat Ship to be Named USS Tulsa

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The US Navy will name one of its two new combat ships the USS Tulsa.

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced Thursday that the ship is being built in Mobile, Alabama. The other ship to be built will be the USS Billings.

The ships known as littoral combat ships — or LCS — are named to recognize cities that are one of the five most-populated communities in a state. The USS Tulsa will become the second ship that has been named for Oklahoma's second largest city.

The LCS is designed to be fast and agile and able to execute missions close to shore.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.