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Littoral Combat Ship USS Little Rock LCS 9



Like her sister ships who will precede her, LITTLE ROCK will be a fast, agile and focused-mission ship designed for near-shore operations as well as open-ocean operations. The new LITTLE ROCK will be part of the new LCS class of ships. This class of ships consist of two variants: the Freedom variant, and Independence variant.

As a ship of the Freedom varient LITTLE ROCK will be outfitted with reconfigurable payloads (called Mission Packages) which can be swapped out quickly. Mission packages are supported by special detachments that will deploy manned and unmanned vehicles and sensors in support of mine, undersea and surface warfare missions.

LITTLE ROCK is presently in the final stages of her construction and is undergoing sea trials at Marinette Marine Corporation's shipyard in Marinette, Wisconsin.

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Freedom Class

Freedom LCS1

USS Freedom LCS 1

General Characteristics
Varient 1, Flight 0

Builder: Lockheed Martin - Marinette Marine
Length: 324' (wl), 378.9' (oa)
Hull Type: Semi-Planing Monohull
Beam: 43' (wl), 57' (extreme)
Displacement: approx. 3,000 MT full load
Draft: 13' (navigational), 14' (draft limit)
Speed: 40+ knots

Independence Class

LCS2 Independence

USS Independence LCS 2

General Characteristics


Builder: General Dynamics - Austal USA
Length: 419 ft. (127.6 meters)
Hull Type: Trimaran
Beam: 103.7 ft. (31.6 meters)
Displacement: approx. 3,000 MT full load
Draft: 14.1 ft (4.3 meters)
Speed: 40+ knots

The above data was derived from the "US Navy Fact File" on LCS Littoral Class ships.

Littoral  Combat Ships - Construction / Operational Status
Block 0 (or "Flight 0") configured ships  - 24 total
Hull No.
Name
Class
Photo Status
LCS 1
USS Freedom
Freedom LVS1
Commissioned
08 Nov 2008

Homeport
San Diego, CA

LCS 2
USS Independence Independence
USS Independence
Commissioned
16 Jan 2010

Homeport:
San Diego, CA

LCS 3
USS Forth Worth
Freedom LCS 3 USS Fort Worth
Commissioned
22 Sep 2012

Homeport
San Diego, CA

LCS 4
USS Coronado
Independence
LCS 4 USS Coronado
Commissioned
05 Apr 2014

Homeport
San Diego, CA
LCS 5
USS Milwaukee
Freedom LCS5

Commissioned
21 Nov 2015

Homeport
San Diego, CA

LCS 6
USS Jackson
Independence LCS6
Commissioned
05 Dec 2015

Homeport
San Diego, CA

LCS 7
USS Detroit
Freedom LCS7
Commissioned
22 Oct 2016

Homeport
San Diego, CA

LCS 8
USS Montgomery
Independence USS Montgomery LCS8
Commissioned
10 Sep 2016

Homeport
San Diego, CA

LCS 9
Little Rock
Freedom Splash !
Commissioning:
Spring 2017

Homeport
Mayport, FL

LCS 10
Gabrielle Giffords
Independence LCS10 Giffords
Commissioned
10 Jun 2017

Homeport
San Diego, CA
LCS 11
Sioux City
Freedom LCS11 Sioux City
Launched:
30 Jan 2016
LCS 12
 Omaha
Independence LCS12 Omaha
Launched
20 Nov 2015
LCS 13
Wichita
Freedom LCS13 Wichita
Launched:
17 Sep 2016
LCS 14
Manchester
Independence LCS14 Manchester
Launched
07 May 2016
LCS 15
Billings
Freedom LCS15 USS Billings
Launched
  01 Jul 2017
LCS 16
Tulsa
Independence LCS16 USS Tulsa
Launched
11 Feb 2017
LCS 17
Indianapolis
Freedom -
Laid Down
18 Jul 2016
LCS 18
Charleston
Independence -
Laid Down
28 Jun 2016
LCS 19
St. Louis
Freedom -
Laid Down
17 May 2017
LCS 20
Cincinnati Independence -
Laid Down
10 Apr 2017
LCS 21
Minneapolis St. Paul
Freedom -
Contract
Awarded
LCS 22
Kansas City
Independence -
Under Construction
LCS 23
Cooperstown
Freedom -
On Order
LCS 24
Oakland
Independence -
On Order
Block 1 (or "Flight 1") configured ships  - 8 planned
Hull No.
Name
Class
Photo
Status
LCS 25 Marinette
Freedom -
On Order
LCS 26
Mobile
Independence -
On Order
LCS 27 TBD
-
-
On Order
LCS 28
TBD -
-
On Order
LCS 29
TBD -
-
-
LCS 30
TBD -
-
On Order

                                          (*) NOTE: The designation "U.S.S." is not applicable until commissioning.


More info on the Freedom & Independence Class Littoral Combat Ships . . . . .

* Littoral Combat Ship data sheet

*   Other data from Wikipedia

*  What is a "Block" (or "Flight")?
* What's it like to work on the Freedom?

*   NAVSEA's overview of an LCS

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