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USS Indianapolis (LCS-17)

 

USS Indianapolis (LCS-17)

Shown here is sister-ship USS Freedom underway
History
United States
Name: Indianapolis
Namesake: Indianapolis, IN
Awarded: 10 March 2014[1]
Builder: Marinette Marine
Status: Under construction
General characteristics
Class & type: Freedom-class littoral combat ship
Displacement: 3,500 metric tons (3,900 short tons) full load[2]
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)[3]
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)
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) will be a Freedom-class littoral combat ship of the United States Navy.[1] It will be the fourth ship in naval service named after Indianapolis, Indiana.[4] Marinette Marine was awarded the contract to build the ship on March 10, 2014 [1] and it is under construction at Marinette, Wisconsin.[5][6]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Indianapolis". Naval Vessel Register. Retrieved 18 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Littoral Combat Ship Class - LCS". America's Navy. US Navy. Retrieved 19 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "Freedom Class LCS Littoral Combat Ship". Retrieved 18 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "Department of Defense Names Littoral Combat Ship" (Press release). Department of Defense. 16 August 2013. Retrieved 18 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "Start Of Construction on LCS 17 (Indianapolis)" (PDF). The Beacon (Marinette Marine) (Summer 2015): 2. 20 July 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015. 
  6. ^ "Jackson (LCS 6) Completes Acceptance Trials" (Press release). Naval Sea Systems Command Public Affairs, U.S. Navy. 30 June 2015. Retrieved 30 June 2015. …and Indianapolis (LCS 17) are in various stages of construction at the Marinette Marine Corp. shipyard in Marinette, Wisconsin… 
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