USS Omaha (LCS-12)

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USS Independence LCS-2 at pierce (cropped).jpg
Sister ship USS Independence
History
United States
Name: Omaha
Namesake: Omaha, Nebraska
Awarded: 29 December 2010[1]
Builder: Austal USA[1]
Laid down: 18 February 2015[1][2]
Launched: 20 November 2015[1]
Sponsored by: Susie Buffett[3]
Christened: 19 December 2015[3]
Status: Under construction
General characteristics
Class and type: Independence-class littoral combat ship
Displacement: 2,307 metric tons light, 3,104 metric tons full, 797 metric tons deadweight
Length: 127.4 m (418 ft)
Beam: 31.6 m (104 ft)
Draft: 14 ft (4.27 m)
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 nautical miles (8,000 km; 4,900 mi) at 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph)+
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
Armament:
Aircraft carried:

USS Omaha (LCS-12) will be an Independence-class littoral combat ship of the United States Navy.[1] She will be the fourth ship to be named for Omaha, the largest city in Nebraska.[4][5] The ceremonial “laying of the keel” was on 18 February 2015, at Mobile, Alabama.[2]

Omaha was launched from Austal USA's shipyards in Mobile, Alabama on 20 November 2015.[6]

Omaha was christened on 19 December 2015. The ship's sponsor was Omaha philanthropist Susie Buffett.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Omaha". Naval Vessel Register. Retrieved 25 July 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Austal commemorates keel laying for USS Omaha (LCS 12)" (Press release). Austal USA. 18 February 2015. Retrieved 30 June 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c Liewer, Steve (22 December 2015). "Susie Buffett christens USS Omaha, the newest member of Navy's fleet". Omaha World-Herald. Retrieved 13 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "Navy Names Five New Ships" (Press release). U.S. Department of Defense. 15 February 2012. 109-12. Retrieved 28 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "Introducing... The USS Omaha". WOWT.com. WOWT NBC Omaha. 15 February 2012. Retrieved 23 May 2015. 
  6. ^ Program Executive Office Littoral Combat Ships (20 November 2015). "Future USS Omaha (LCS 12) Launches" (Press release). Navy News Service. NNS151120-25. Retrieved 10 December 2015.