USS Beloit (LCS-29)

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Shown here is sister-ship USS Freedom underway on sea trials in February 2013 before her first deployment
United States
Name: Beloit
Namesake: Beloit, Wisconsin
Awarded: 18 September 2018
Builder: Marinette Marine
Status: On order
General characteristics
Class and type: Freedom-class littoral combat ship
Displacement: 3,410 metric tons (3,760 short tons) full load[1]
Length: 388 ft (118 m)[1]
Beam: 58 ft (18 m)[1]
Draft: 14 ft (4.3 m)[1]
Speed: >40 knots (46 mph; 74 km/h)
Complement: 9 officers, 41 enlisted[1]

USS Beloit (LCS-29) will be a Freedom-class littoral combat ship of the United States Navy.[2] She will be the first commissioned ship in naval service named after Beloit, Wisconsin, in honor of the contributions Beloit has made to the US Navy, especially the engines built in its Fairbanks Morse plant, including USS Beloit's own powerplant.[3][4][5] Marinette Marine was awarded the contract to build the ship on 18 September 2018.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Beloit (LCS-29)". Naval Vessel Register. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Navy Awards Three Littoral Combat Ships" (Press release). U.S. Navy. 18 September 2018. NNS180918-12. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Secretary of the Navy Names Newest Freedom Variant Littoral Combat Ship" (Press release). U.S. Navy. 9 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Navy names future Wisconsin ship USS Beloit, will be built at Finantieri Marinette Marine". Green Bay Press Gazette. 9 October 2018.
  5. ^ "U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces the USS Beloit, Newest Littoral Combat Ship Honors Made In Wisconsin Manufacturing" (Press release). Urban Milwaukee. 9 October 2018.