USS Indianapolis (LCS-17)

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Indianapolis undergoing acceptance trials in Lake Michigan in 2019
History
United States
Name: Indianapolis
Namesake: Indianapolis, IN
Awarded: 29 December 2010[1]
Builder: Marinette Marine[1]
Laid down: 18 July 2016[2]
Launched: 18 April 2018[1]
Sponsored by: Jill Donnelly
Christened: 14 April 2018[3]
Acquired: 26 July 2019[4]
Commissioned: 26 October 2019[5]
Homeport: Naval Station Mayport
Identification:
Status: In Commission, Active
General characteristics
Class and type: Freedom-class littoral combat ship
Displacement: 3,500 metric tons (3,900 short tons) full load[6]
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)[7]
Endurance: 21 days (336 hours)
Boats & landing
craft carried:
11 m RHIB, 40 ft (12 m) high-speed boats
Complement: 15 to 50 core crew, 75 mission crew (Blue and Gold crews)
Sensors and
processing systems:
TRS-4D AESA radar
Armament:
Aircraft carried:
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 Indianapolis (LCS-17) is a Freedom-class littoral combat ship of the United States Navy. She is the fourth vessel in the navy named after Indianapolis, Indiana.[8]

Indianapolis was commissioned in a ceremony at Burns Harbor, Indiana on 26 October 2019,[5][9] and is assigned to Littoral Combat Ship Squadron Two.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Indianapolis (LCS-17)". Naval Vessel Register. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Lockheed Martin-Led Team Lays Keel on 17th Littoral Combat Ship". Lockheed Martin. 18 July 2016. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Lockheed Martin-Led Team Hosts Christening for Future USS INDIANAPOLIS" (Press release). Lockheed Martin. 14 April 2018. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS Indianapolis (LCS 17)" (Press release). NAVSEA. 26 July 2019. Retrieved 26 July 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Navy Commissions Littoral Combat Ship Indianapolis" (Press release). United States Navy. 27 October 2019. NNS191027-08. Retrieved 27 October 2019.
  6. ^ "Littoral Combat Ship Class - LCS". America's Navy. US Navy. Retrieved 19 April 2015.
  7. ^ "Freedom Class LCS Littoral Combat Ship". Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  8. ^ "Department of Defense Names Littoral Combat Ship" (Press release). Department of Defense. 16 August 2013. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  9. ^ "New USS Indianapolis commissioning set for Indiana port". RTV6. 22 July 2019. Retrieved 22 July 2019.