USS Manchester (LCS-14)

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USS Manchester (LCS-14) underway in San Francisco Bay on 5 October 2018 (181005-N-GZ228-075).JPG
USS Manchester in October 2018
History
Flag of the United States.svgUnited States
Name:Manchester
Namesake: Manchester, New Hampshire
Awarded: 29 December 2010 [1]
Builder: Austal USA [1]
Laid down: 29 June 2015 [2]
Launched: 12 May 2016 [3]
Sponsored by: Jeanne Shaheen [2]
Christened: 7 May 2016 [4]
Acquired: 28 February 2018 [5]
Commissioned: 26 May 2018 [6]
Homeport: San Diego, California
Motto:Labor vincit, "Labor Conquers"
Status: in active service
Badge: USS Manchester (LCS-14) insignia, 2018 (171213-N-BL450-193).png
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 (74 km/h; 46 mph)+, 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: 53 core crew (11 officers, 42 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 Manchester (LCS-14) is an Independence-class littoral combat ship in the United States Navy. She is the second ship to be named for Manchester, New Hampshire. [7] [8]

The ship's keel was laid on 29 June 2015, at Mobile, Alabama. [2] The initials of New Hampshire senator Jeanne Shaheen, the ship's sponsor, were welded into the hull of Manchester during the traditional keel laying ceremony. Manchester was christened on 7 May 2016 and she was launched on 12 May 2016. [3] [4] Manchester was commissioned on 26 May 2018. [6]

She is assigned to Littoral Combat Ship Squadron One. [9]

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References

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