USS Little Rock (LCS-9)

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For other ships of the same name, see USS Little Rock.
Launch of USS Little Rock (LCS-9) at Marinette Marine in July 2015.jpg
Launch of USS Little Rock (LCS-9) on 18 July 2015
Career (United States)
Name: Little Rock
Namesake: Little Rock, Arkansas
Awarded: 16 March 2012[1]
Builder: Marinette Marine
Laid down: 27 June 2013[1]
Launched: 18 July 2015[2]
Sponsored by: Janée L. Bonner[3]
Christened: 18 July 2015[3]
Status: Under construction
General characteristics
Class and type: Freedom-class littoral combat ship
Displacement: 3,500 metric tons (3,900 short tons) full load[4]
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)[5]
Endurance: 21 days (336 hours)
Boats and 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)
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 Little Rock (LCS-9) will be a Freedom-class littoral combat ship of the United States Navy.[1][6] It will be the second ship named after Little Rock, the capital city of Arkansas.[7] The ship will cost somewhere between $300 million and $350 million[8] and is said[by whom?] to have many new features.[9]


  1. ^ a b c "Little Rock". Naval Vessel Register. Retrieved 18 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "Lockheed Martin-Led Team Launches The Future USS Little Rock" (Press release). Lockheed Martin. 18 July 2015. Retrieved 18 July 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Navy Announces Christening of Littoral Combat Ship Little Rock" (Press release) (NR-284-15). U.S. Department of Defense. 17 July 2015. Retrieved 18 July 2015. 
  4. ^ "Littoral Combat Ship Class - LCS". America's Navy. US Navy. Retrieved 19 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "LCS Littoral Combat Ship". Retrieved 2009-03-08. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Marinette Marine to build USS Little Rock". Fox News. 15 July 2011. [dead link]
  7. ^ "Navy Names Littoral Combat Ship Little Rock" (Press release) (616-11). U.S. Department of Defense. 15 July 2011. Retrieved 19 April 2015. 
  8. ^ Mays, Gabrielle (18 October 2014). "Future USS Detroit launched at Marinette Marine shipyard". Fox 11. Retrieved 19 April 2015. 
  9. ^ 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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