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USS Sioux City (LCS-11)
US Navy 090928-N-7241L-232 The littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) conducts flight deck certification with an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Sea Knights of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22
Shown here is sister-ship USS Freedom underway
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Name: Sioux City
Namesake: Sioux City, Iowa
Builder: Marinette Marine
General characteristics
Displacement: 2862 tons (full load)
Length: 378.3 ft (115.3 m)
Beam: 57.4 ft (17.5 m)
Draft: 13.0 ft (3.7 m)
Propulsion: 2 Rolls-Royce MT30 36 MW gas turbines, 2 Colt-Pielstick diesel engines, 4 Rolls-Royce waterjets
Speed: 45 knots (52 mph; 83 km/h) (sea state 3)
Range: 3,500 nmi (6,500 km) at 18 knots (21 mph; 33 km/h)[1]1,500 nmi (2,800 km) at 50 knots (58 mph; 93 km/h), 4,300 nmi (8,000 km) at 20 knots (23 mph; 37 km/h) -->
Endurance: 21 days (336 hours)
Boats & landing
craft carried:
11 m RHIB, 40 ft (12 m) high-speed boats
Complement: 15 to 50 core crew, 75 mission crew (Blue and Gold crews)
Aircraft carried:
  • 2 MH-60R/S Seahawks
  • MQ-8 Fire Scout
  • Notes: Electrical power is provided by 4 Isotta Fraschini V1708 diesel engines with Hitzinger generator units rated at 800 kW each.

    USS Sioux City (LCS-11) will be a Freedom class littoral combat ship of the United States Navy. [2] It will be the first ship named after Sioux City, the fourth-largest city in Iowa.


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