USS St. Louis (LCS-19)

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USS St. Louis (LCS-19) on her commissioning ceremony.jpg
USS St. Louis during her commissioning ceremony on 8 August 2020
History
Flag of the United States.svgUnited States
NameSt. Louis
Namesake St. Louis
Awarded29 December 2010 [1]
Builder Marinette Marine [1]
Laid down17 May 2017 [2]
Launched15 December 2018 [3]
Sponsored byBarbara Broadhurst Taylor
Christened15 December 2018 [3]
Acquired6 February 2020 [4]
Commissioned8 August 2020 [5]
Identification
MottoGateway to Freedom
StatusActive
Badge USS St. Louis (LCS-19) Crest.png
General characteristics
Class and type Freedom-class littoral combat ship
Displacement3,500 metric tons (3,900 short tons) full load [6]
Length378.3 ft (115.3 m)
Beam57.4 ft (17.5 m)
Draft13.0 ft (4.0 m)
Propulsion2 Rolls-Royce MT30 36 MW gas turbines, 2 Colt-Pielstick diesel engines, 4 Rolls-Royce waterjets
Speed45 knots (52 mph; 83 km/h) (sea state 3)
Range3,500 nmi (6,500 km) at 18 knots (21 mph; 33 km/h) [7]
Endurance21 days (336 hours)
Boats & landing
craft carried
11 m RHIB, 40 ft (12 m) high-speed boats
Complement15 to 50 core crew, 75 mission crew (Blue and Gold crews)
Armament
Aircraft carried
Aviation facilitiesFlight Deck, Hangar Bay
NotesElectrical power is provided by 4 Isotta Fraschini V1708 diesel engines with Hitzinger generator units rated at 800 kW each.
Aerial view Aerial view of USS St. Louis (LCS-19) before its christening at Marinette Marine, Wisconsin (USA), on 15 December 2018 (181215-N-N0101-115).JPG
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USS St. Louis (LCS-19) is a Freedom-class littoral combat ship of the United States Navy. She is the seventh ship in naval service named after St. Louis, Missouri. [8]

Construction and career

St. Louis was built in Marinette, Wisconsin by Marinette Marine. [9] The ship was christened and launched on 15 December 2018. [3] She was commissioned on 8 August 2020 and is assigned to Littoral Combat Ship Squadron Two.

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References

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