The USS Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) is the newest casualty of the USS James Madison collision that killed 32 sailors on April 15, 2017.
The ship is slated to undergo “major repairs” in 2018 to correct “significant structural damage” to its hull, the Navy announced on Monday.
“We are continuing to assess the damage and identify the extent of the structural damage,” the Navy said in a statement.
In the wake of the accident, President Donald Trump ordered the Navy to “burn the ship” for repairs.
The USS James Walker (CVN-78) was a major component of the amphibious assault ship USS Nimitz (CV-62) that sank in January 2017, killing all but three of the sailors on board.
“The USS Lattoral Combat ship is the latest casualty of a catastrophic collision that occurred in January with the USS Nimitat,” Navy Capt. Joe Gee, a spokesman for the Littorals Commandant, said in the statement.
“The ship is undergoing major repairs that will be completed in 2018.”
The Littora is currently undergoing its first major structural overhaul.
It is expected to be completed by 2019, according to the Navy.
On Monday, President Trump called the LCS a “fantastic ship” and said he wanted to “finish the job.”
“I am going to be asking all of my generals to take that ship and finish it,” Trump said.
“We’re going to finish that ship.”
In March, Vice President Mike Pence said that the Navy “has an incredibly talented team that is doing the job the right way.”
During his confirmation hearing, Gen. James Amos, the commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, said the LCS is “on track” to be “the most advanced combat ship that we have ever built.”
“[It’s] the largest amphibious ship that the United States has ever built,” he said.
Pence added that the LCS, which is also known as the Aegis Ashore, “is going to play a critical role in the fight against terrorism and other threats.”