Littoral combat ship USS Cooperstown (LCS-23)

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Classification

Type:
type: Littoral combat ship

Basic information

Namesake:
Cooperstown is a village in and county seat of Otsego County, New York, United States. Most of the village lies within the town of Otsego, but some of the eastern part is in the town of Middlefield. It is located in the Central New York Region of New York.
Country of build:
Builder:
builder: Marinette Marine
Operator:
Ordered:
Laid down:
Launched:
Status:

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 Cooperstown (LCS-23) will be a Freedom-class littoral combat ship of the United States Navy. It will be the first ship in naval service named after Cooperstown, New York.

U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced the naming of USS Cooperstown on 25 July 2015 during a ceremony at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Mabus was part of a program honoring baseball players who served in World War II.

Marinette Marine was awarded the contract to build the ship on 29 December 2010. Marinette Marine is building the Cooperstown at its Marinette, Wisconsin shipyard.

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