Cutter USCGC Kimball (WMSL-756)

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Classification

Ship class:
Type:
type: Cutter

Basic information

Namesake:
Sumner Increase Kimball (September 2, 1834 – June 20, 1923) was the organizer of the United States Life-Saving Service and the General Superintendent of the Life-Saving Service from 1878-1915.
Country of build:
Builder:
builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding
Laid down:
Launched:
Commissioned:
Status:
MMSI:
303867000

Ship measurements

Displacement:
4400 t
Length:
127 m
Beam:
16 m
Draught:
6.9 m

Machine

Propulsion:
  • CODAG
  • 2 * 7,400 kW (9,900 hp) MTU 20V 1163 diesels
  • 1 * 22 MW (30,000 hp) LM2500 gas turbine engine
  • Bow thruster
Speed:
28 knots
Range:
12,000 nm

Crew

Complement:
113
Capacity:
167

Combat assets

Boats & landing craft:

To facilitate intercept missions, the Legend class can carry and launch both the Short Range Prosecutor (7-meter) and the Long Range Interceptor rigid hull inflatable boats (RHIBs) (11-meter).

Armor:

Ballistic protection for main gun

Electronics:
  • EADS 3D TRS-16 AN/SPS-75 Air Search Radar
  • SPQ-9B Fire Control Radar
  • AN/SPS-73 Surface Search Radar
  • AN/SLQ-32(V)2
  • AN/UPX-29A IFF
  • AN/URN-25 TACAN
  • MK 46 Mod 1 Optical Sighting System (WMSL 750 — 753)
  • MK 20 Mod 0 Electro-Optical Sighting System (WMSL 754 — 758)
  • Furuno X and S-band radars
  • Components of the Lockheed Martin COMBATSS-21 combat management system
  • Link-11 communication system
  • AN/SLQ-32(V)2 Electronic Warfare System
  • 2 * SRBOC/ 2 * NULKA countermeasures chaff/rapid decoy launchers
Armament:
  • 1 * MK 110 57mm gun a variant of the Bofors 57 mm gun and Gunfire Control System
  • 1 * 20 mm Block 1B Baseline 2 Phalanx Close-In Weapons System
  • 4 * crew-served .50 caliber (12.7 mm) Browning M2 machine guns
  • 2 * crew-served M240B 7.62 mm machine guns
  • Designed for but not with additional weapons and sensors
Aircraft:
  • 2 * MH-65C Dolphin MCH
  • or 4 * Vertical Takeoff — Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (VUAV)
  • or 1 * MH-65C Dolphin MCH and 2 * VUAV
  • Double hangar
  • Flight deck (15 m * 24 m)

USCGC Kimball (WMSL-756) is the seventh Legend-class cutter of the United States Coast Guard. Kimball is named for Sumner Increase Kimball, who was the organizer of the United States Life-Saving Service and the General Superintendent of the Life-Saving Service from 1878-1915.

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