Meet the USS Coronado

LCS-4 Coronado

This one caught my eye because I thought it read “USS Colorado,” and naming ships after landlocked cities or states — even one as gorgeous as this one — never made much sense to me. It’s kind of like naming your spaceship “Crater.”

More importantly, the LCS-4 (Littoral Combat Ship) is undergoing acceptance trials, and while I know the new generation of ships are supposed to be extra-special deadly, they still look to me more like small office buildings than warships.

Here’s another shot of her I found on Wikipedia, being rolled out.