USS Jackson (LCS-6)

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For other ships of the same name, see USS Jackson.
USS Independence LCS-2 at pierce (cropped).jpg
Sister ship USS Independence
Career (United States)
Name: USS Jackson
Namesake: Jackson, Mississippi
Awarded: 29 December 2010
Builder: Austal USA
Launched: 14 December 2013
Status: In active service, as of 2015
General characteristics
Class and type: Independence-class littoral combat ship
Displacement: 2,307 metric tons light, 3,104 metric tons full, 797 metric tons deadweight[1]
Length: 127.4 m (418 ft)[1]
Beam: 31.6 m (104 ft)[1]
Draft: 14 ft (4.27 m)[1]
Propulsion: 2 × General Electric LM2500 gas turbines[2]
4 × waterjets, retractable Azimuth thruster
4 × diesel generators
Speed: 40+ knots, 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
and decoys:
  • EDO ES-3601 ESM
  • 4 × SRBOC rapid bloom chaff launchers
Armament:
Aircraft carried:

USS Jackson (LCS-6) is an Independence-class littoral combat ship of the United States Navy. She will be the first ship to be named for Jackson, the capital of Mississippi.[3]

Construction began on 1 August 2011 with the first cutting of aluminum at Austal USA's Modular Manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama.[4] The name of the ship was announced on 5 October 2011.[5] The ship was launched on 14 December 2013.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Jackson (LCS 6)". Naval Vessel Register. July 2011. Retrieved 6 August 2011. [dead link]
  2. ^ "GE Marine’s LM2500 gas turbines to power USS Jackson (LCS 6)". naval-technology.com. 1 November 2012. Retrieved 16 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "Navy Names Littoral Combat Ships Jackson and Montgomery" (Press release) (243-11). U.S. Department of Defense. 25 March 2011. Retrieved 16 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "Building of LCS moves forward". UPI. 5 August 2011. Retrieved 16 May 2015. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Navy Christens Independence-Class Littoral Combat Ship USS Jackson". Shipbuilding Tribune. 6 October 2011. Archived from the original on 8 October 2011. Retrieved 8 October 2011. 

External links[edit]

Media related to USS Jackson (LCS-6) at Wikimedia Commons