Littoral combat ship USS St. Louis (LCS-19)

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Classification

Type:
type: Littoral combat ship

Basic information

Namesake:
St. Louis is an independent city and major U.S. port in the state of Missouri, built along the western bank of the Mississippi River, which marks Missouri's border with Illinois. The city had an estimated 2018 population of 308,626 and is the cultural and economic center of the Greater St. Louis Metropolitan area (home to nearly 3,000,000 people).
Country of build:
Builder:
builder: Marinette Marine
Operator:
Ordered:
Laid down:
Launched:
Commissioned:
Status:
MMSI:
368926297

Ship measurements

Displacement:
3500 t
Length:
115.3 m
Beam:
17.5 m
Draught:
4 m

Machine

Propulsion:
  • 2 * Rolls-Royce MT30 36 MW (48,000 hp) gas turbines
  • 2 * Colt-Pielstick diesel engines
  • 4 * Rolls-Royce waterjets
  • 4 * Isotta Fraschini V1708 diesel engines with Hitzinger generator units rated at 800 kW each
Speed:
45 knots
Range:
3,500 nmi (6,500 km) at 18 knots (21 mph; 33 km/h)

Crew

Complement:
125
Ship's company:
50
Mission crew:
75

Combat assets

Boats & landing craft:
  • 11 m (36 ft) Rigid-hulled inflatable boat
  • 12 m (40 ft) high-speed boats
Armament:
  • 1 * BAE Systems Mk 110 57 mm gun, 400 rounds in turret and two ready service magazines with 240 rounds each
  • 21 * RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile¬†Surface-to-Air Missiles
  • Honeywell Mk 50 Torpedo
  • NETFIRES PAM missile in the ASuW module
  • 2 * .50 cal (12.7 mm) machine guns
  • can be fitted with up to 4 * Mk44 Bushmaster II 30mm guns
Aircraft:
  • 2 * MH-60R/S Seahawk
  • 1 * MQ-8 Fire Scout

USS St. Louis (LCS-19) will be a Freedom-class littoral combat ship of the United States Navy. It will be the seventh ship in naval service named after St. Louis, Missouri.

St. Louis is currently being built in Marinette, Wisconsin by Marinette Marine.

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