US Navy's USS Coronado makes maiden port-of-call at Lumut naval base
The visit will see the ship’s crew interacting with counterparts from the RMN, as well as enjoying Malaysia’s world-renowned hospitality. The USS Coronado’s crew will also take part in a series of joint maritime training activities with the RMN until Sept 26.
Also aboard the LCS was USN Destroyer Squadron 7 commander, Captain Matthew J. Jerbi. Meghan said LCS vessels were designed to be high-speed, shallow draft, multi-mission ships capable of operating independently or with an associated strike group. Commissioned in 2014, the USS Coronado is a trimaran-design LCS that is the second in its class.
With a displacement of 2,307 metric tonnes, the ship can reach speeds of more than 40 knots and has a top range of 4,300 nautical miles (8,000km).
It is the third ship in USN history to be named after the city of Coronado in California.