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The New USS Little Rock: A model of naval power, flexibility and affordability!!


By Lou Michel
The Buffalo News
Published October 21, 2017

MARINETTE, Wis. The new USS Little Rock stretches the length of a football field.

It weighs 15 times more than the Statue of Liberty.

And it can still float or maneuver in water just shy of 14 feet deep.

But to fully grasp the appeal of the Navy's newest combat ship, think of it like a pickup truck, albeit a $440 million model with 8,000 computer sensors.

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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
Mayport, FL

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
Mayport, FL
LCS 8
USS Montgomery
Independence USS Montgomery LCS8
Commissioned
10 Sep 2016

Homeport
San Diego, CA

LCS 9
USS Little Rock
Freedom LCS9 USS Little Rock
Commissioned:
16 Dec 2017

Homeport
Mayport, FL

LCS 10
USS Gabrielle Giffords
Independence LCS10 Giffords
Commissioned
10 Jun 2017

Homeport
San Diego, CA
LCS 11
Sioux City
Freedom LCS11 Sioux City
Commissioned:
17 Dec 2018

Homeport
Mayport, FL

LCS 12
 USS Omaha
Independence LCS12 Omaha
Commissioned
03 Feb 2018

Homeport
San Diego, CA

LCS 13
Wichita
Freedom LCS13 Wichita
Commissioned:
12 Jan 2019

Homeport
Mayport, FL

LCS 14
Manchester
Independence LCS14 Manchester
Commissioned
26 May 2018

Homeport
San Diego, CA

LCS 15
Billings
Freedom LCS15 USS Billings
Commissioned:
03 Aug 2019

Homeport
Mayport, FL

LCS 16
Tulsa
Independence LCS16 USS Tulsa
Commissioned
16 Feb 2019

Homeport
San Diego, CA

LCS 17
Indianapolis
Freedom LCS17 USS Indianapolis
Commissioned:
26 Oct 2019

Homeport
Mayport, FL

LCS 18
Charleston
Independence LCS18 USS Charleston
Commissioned
02 Mar 2019

Homeport
San Diego, CA

LCS 19
St. Louis
Freedom LCS19 USS St Louis
Christened
15 Dec 2018

Acquired
06 Feb 2020
LCS 20
Cincinnati Independence LCS20 USS Cincinnati
Commissioned
05 Oct 2019

Homeport
San Diego, CA

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 Nantucket
Freedom -
On Order
LCS 28
Savannah Independence -
On Order
LCS 29 Beloit
Freedom -
On Order
LCS 30
Canberra Independence -
On Order
LCS 31 Cleveland
Freedom -
On Order
LCS 32
Santa Barbara Independence -
On Order
LCS 33 ???
Freedom -
Funded
LCS 34
Augusta Independence -
On Order
LCS 35 ???
Freedom -
Funded
LCS 36
Kingsville Independence -
 
LCS 37 ???
Freedom -
 
LCS 38
Pierre Independence -
 

                                          (*) NOTE: The designation "USS." 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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