USS Jackson (LCS-6)

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USS Independence LCS-2 at pierce (cropped).jpg
Sister ship USS Independence
Name: 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: 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 nm at 20+ knots
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
  • SRBOC rapid bloom chaff launchers
Aircraft carried:
For other ships of the same name, see USS Jackson.

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]


External links[edit]

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