Littoral combat ship USS Omaha (LCS-12)

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Classification

Type:
type: Littoral combat ship

Basic information

Namesake:
Omaha, Nebraska
Country of build:
Builder:
builder: Austal USA
Operator:
Ordered:
Laid down:
Launched:
Commissioned:
Status:
MMSI:
368926056

Ship measurements

Displacement:
3104 t
Length:
127.4 m
Beam:
31.6 m
Draught:
4.27 m

Machine

Propulsion:
  • 2 * MTU Friedrichshafen 20V 8000 Series diesel engines
  • 2 * General Electric LM2500 gas turbines
  • 2 * American VULKAN light weight multiple-section carbon fiber propulsion shaft lines
  • 4 * Wärtsilä waterjets, retractable bow-mounted azimuth thruster
  • 4 * diesel generators
Speed:
44 knots
Range:
4,300 nautical miles (8,000 km; 4,900 mi) at 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph)

Crew

Complement:
75
Ship's company:
40
Mission crew:
35

Combat assets

Boats & landing craft:

2 * 7 metres (23 ft) long rigid-hulled inflatable boats

Electronics:
  • SAAB Sea GIRAFFE 3D air and surface search radar
  • Sperry Marine BridgeMaster E navigational radar
  • AN/KAX-2 electro-optical sensor with TV and FLIR
  • Northrop Grumman ICMS (Integrated Combat Management System)
  • ITT Corporation ES-3601 ESM system
  • 4 * SRBOC decoy launchers for chaff and infrared decoys
  • BAE Systems NULKA active radar decoy system
Armament:
  • 1 * BAE Systems Mk 110 57 mm gun
  • 4 * .50 cal (12.7 mm) guns (2 aft, 2 forward)
  • 1 * 11 cell Raytheon SeaRAM CIWS
  • Other weapons as part of mission modules
Aircraft:
  • 2 * MH-60R/S Seahawk
  • MQ-8 Fire Scout

USS Omaha (LCS-12) is an Independence-class littoral combat ship of the United States Navy. She is the fourth ship to be named for Omaha, the largest city in Nebraska. The ceremonial “laying of the keel” was on 18 February 2015, at Mobile, Alabama.

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