Constellation Delays Due to the Lack of Shipwright
USNI News writes that the guided-missile frigate USS Constellation (FFG-62) could be delivered to the U.S. Navy in 2027, as the service informed Congress.
The construction shipyard, Fincantieri Marinette Marine, has implemented a study to assess the delay and its effect on the schedule. It has also received $50 million from the U.S. Navy, which it uses to incentivize workers to work on the program. Receive a $5,000 bonus, and those who stay until the ship is launched will be rewarded another $5,000.
The Constellation class frigates are based on the Italian version of FREMM. According to the initial estimates, it will have a displacement of approximately 7,500 tons and will be 151.1 meters long.