Littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS-16)

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Classification

Type:
type: Littoral combat ship

Basic information

Namesake:
Tulsa is the second-largest city in the state of Oklahoma and 47th-most populous city in the United States.
Country of build:
Builder:
builder: Austal USA
Operator:
Ordered:
Laid down:
Launched:
Commissioned:
Status:
MMSI:
368926114

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 Tulsa (LCS-16) is an Independence-class littoral combat ship of the United States Navy. She is the third ship to be named for Tulsa, second-largest city in the U.S. state of Oklahoma.

Tulsa is under construction by Austal USA in Mobile, Alabama. A ceremonial laying of the keel was held at the Austal USA shipyards in Mobile on 11 January 2016. Former Tulsa mayor Kathy Taylor was the ship's sponsor, with a delegation of Tulsa officials including incumbent mayor Dewey F. Bartlett, Jr. also in attendance. Because the ship is being assembled from prefabricated modules, Tulsa was already 60 percent complete at the time of the keel laying.

Tulsa was christened on 11 February 2017 and launched on 16 March 2017.

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