The USS Charleston, a littoral combat ship, will open for public visits this weekend at the Broadway Pier on the downtown San Diego waterfront.
The ship will be open from June 28 to 30 to allow the public to tour the futuristic warship and speak with the ship’s sailors.
The Charleston is homeported in San Diego and is the 16th littoral combat ship to enter the fleet. The ship is designed to operate in near-shore environments as well as in the open ocean and is capable of combating threats such as submarines, mines and swarming small craft.
Public tours of the ship are scheduled for Friday, June 28, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 29, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, June 30, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Broadway Pier is located on North Harbor Drive at the intersection of Broadway and North Harbor Drive in downtown San Diego. Visitors will board the ship on a first come, first served basis, and may have to wait in line.
–City News Service
>> Subscribe to Times of San Diego’s free daily email newsletter! Click hereFollow Us: