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USS Cincinnati (LCS-20)
USS Independence (LCS-2) at Naval Air Station Key West on 29 March 2010 (100329-N-1481K-298)
Sister ship USS Independence
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Name: Cincinnati
Namesake: Cincinnati, Ohio
Awarded: 10 March 2014[1]
Builder: Austal USA
Status: On order
General characteristics
Class & type: Independence-class littoral combat ship
Displacement: 2,307 metric tons light, 3,104 metric tons full, 797 metric tons deadweight
Length: 127.4 m (418 ft)
Beam: 31.6 m (104 ft)
Draft: 14 ft (4.27 m)
Propulsion: 2× gas turbines, 2× diesel, 4× waterjets, retractable Azimuth thruster, 4× diesel generators
Speed: 40 knots (74 km/h; 46 mph)+, 47 knots (54 mph; 87 km/h) sprint
Range: 4,300 nautical miles (8,000 km; 4,900 mi) at 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph)+
Capacity: 210 tonnes
Complement: 40 core crew (8 officers, 32 enlisted) plus up to 35 mission crew
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • Sea Giraffe 3D Surface/Air RADAR
  • Bridgemaster-E Navigational RADAR
  • AN/KAX-2 EO/IR sensor for GFC
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
  • EDO ES-3601 ESM
  • SRBOC rapid bloom chaff launchers
  • Armament:
  • BAE Systems Mk 110 57 mm gun
  • 4× .50-cal guns (2 aft, 2 forward)
  • Evolved SeaRAM 11 cell missile launcher
  • Mission modules
  • Aircraft carried:
  • MH-60R/S Seahawks
  • MQ-8 Fire Scout
  • USS Cincinnati (LCS-20) will be an Independence-class littoral combat ship of the United States Navy.[1] She will be the fifth ship to be named for Cincinnati, Ohio.[2] Cincinnati will be built in Mobile, Alabama by Austal USA.[2]

    ReferencesEdit

    1. 1.0 1.1 "Cincinnati". Naval Vessel Register. http://www.nvr.navy.mil/nvrships/details/LCS20.htm. Retrieved 18 June 2015. 
    2. 2.0 2.1 "Secretary of the Navy Names Littoral Combat Ship". U.S. Department of Defense. 19 July 2015. http://www.defense.gov/Releases/Release.aspx?ReleaseID=17392. Retrieved 20 July 2015. 


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