USS Montgomery (LCS-8)

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For other ships of the same name, see USS Montgomery.
USS Independence LCS-2 at pierce (cropped).jpg
Sister ship USS Independence
Name: Montgomery
Namesake: Montgomery, Alabama
Awarded: 17 March 2011
Builder: Austal USA
Laid down: 25 June 2013
Status: Under construction
General characteristics
Class & 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× gas turbines, 2× diesel, 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
& decoys:
  • EDO ES-3601 ESM
  • SRBOC rapid bloom chaff launchers
Aircraft carried:

USS Montgomery (LCS-8) will be an Independence-class littoral combat ship of the United States Navy. She will the second ship to be named for Montgomery, the capital of Alabama.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d "Montgomery (LCS 8)". Naval Vessel Register. 25 July 2011. Retrieved 6 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Navy Names Littoral Combat Ships Jackson and Montgomery" DOD press release. 25 March 2011