USS Little Rock (LCS-9)
Shown here is sister-ship USS Freedom underway
|Career (United States)|
|Namesake:||Little Rock, Arkansas|
|Laid down:||June 27, 2013|
|Class and type:||Freedom-class littoral combat ship|
|Displacement:||3,500 metric tons (3,900 short tons) full load|
|Length:||378.3 ft (115.3 m)|
|Beam:||57.4 ft (17.5 m)|
|Draft:||13.0 ft (4.0 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)|
|Endurance:||21 days (336 hours)|
|Boats and landing
|11 m RHIB, 40 ft (12 m) high-speed boats|
|Complement:||15 to 50 core crew, 75 mission crew (Blue and Gold crews)|
|Aviation facilities:||Flight Deck, Hangar Bay|
|Notes:||Electrical power is provided by 4 Isotta Fraschini V1708 diesel engines with Hitzinger generator units rated at 800 kW each.|
USS Little Rock (LCS-9) will be a Freedom-class littoral combat ship of the United States Navy.  It will be the second ship named after Little Rock, the capital city of Arkansas. The ship will cost somewhere between $300 and $350 million and is said to have many revolutionary features.
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- Mays, Gabrielle (18 October 2014). "Future USS Detroit launched at Marinette Marine shipyard". Fox 11. Retrieved 19 April 2015.
- Friedman, Norman (23 December 2013). "USS Little Rock, From Light to Guided Missile Cruiser: Lessons For The Littoral Combat Ship,". Breaking Defense. Retrieved 19 April 2015.
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