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Watch this 3,500 ton combat ship get launched sideways

How do you get a 3,500 ton littoral combat ship from the shipyard into the water without a set of well-coordinated supercranes or help from a friendly giant? Does sliding it sideways into a river as if it was Scuffy the Tugboat sound like a memorable solution?

This is footage of the LCS 7 Detroit side launch into Wisconsin’s Menominee River on Oct. 18, 2014. Evidently side launches are a standard way for launching relatively “small” vessels like this one. Let’s watch it from another angle!

Related videos: intense footage of French frigate Latouche-Treville, Building the World’s Largest Ship (in 76 seconds), and time lapse at the Port of Long Beach.

h/t Autoblog.

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