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Don McGrogan
BMCS, USN (Ret.)

Fort Worth (LCS 3)


"Grit and Tenacity"
Specifications - LCS Littoral Combat Ship - Freedom Class (Variant 1, Flight 0, first generation):
Hull Type: Semi-planing Monohull
Displacement: 2135 tons (light), 2862 tons (full) Dead Weight: 727 tons
Length: 324 (wl), 378.9' (oa)
Beam: 43' (wl), 57' (extreme)
Draft: 13' (navigational), 14' (draft limit)
Propulsion: Two Rolls-Royce MT30 36MW gas turbines, FM Colt-Pielstick 16PA6B STC diesel engines driving four Rolls-Royce waterjets
Auxiliary Power: Four Isotta Fraschini Model V1708 ship service diesel generator sets
Speed: 45 kts
Armament: BAE Systems Land and Armaments Mk110 57mm naval gun system
Combat Management System: Lockheed Martin open architecture COMBATSS-21
Electronics: EADS TRS-3D C-band radar (air / surface surveillance, weapon assignment)
Decoy System: Soft-Kill Weapon System (SKWS) decoy launcher from Terma A/S of Denmark
Complement: 26
Fort Worth (LCS 3) Building and Operational Data:
  • 26 June 2006: Contract Awarded to Lockheed Martin Corp. ($197,644,515)
  • Scheduled for Bollinger Shipyard, Lockport, La.
  • 12 April 2007: Contract cancelled due to cost over-run estimates of $130 to 155 million
  • 06 March 2009: named Fort Worth (hull number being reused, which is very unusual)
  • 23 March 2009: Contract awarded to Lockheed Martin Corp. ($470,854,144), expected completion scheduled for December 2012
  • 11 July 2010: Keel laid by the Marinette Marine Corp., Marinette, Wis.
  • 04 December 2010: Launched and christened, sponsored by Texas Congresswoman Kay Granger, a former mayor of Fort Worth
  • 06 June 2012: Official date that Fort Worth was accepted by the U.S. Navy
  • 06 August 2012: Departed Marinette, Wis. bound for Galveston, Tex., her commissioning site
  • 22 September 2012: Commissioned at Galveston, Tex.; Cmdr. James R. Blankenship (B) and Cmdr. Warren E. Cupps (G) in command, assigned to LCS Squadron 1 at San Diego, Cal.
  • 17 November 2014: USS Fort Worth / Crew 104, with one MH-60R Seahawk and one MQ-8B Fire Scout from HSM-35 Det. 1, departed San Diego for its maiden 16 month Western Pacific deployment.
                                      The first LCS to deploy under the "3-2-1" manning concept, it will use the Changi Naval Base in Singapore as its forward-deployed base of operations.
  • 12 January 2016: Suffered an engineering casualty to her combining gears while moored at the Changi Naval Base, Singapore. Initial investigation indicated the casualty was due to
                                    an apparent failure to follow procedures during an operational test of the port and starboard main propulsion diesel engines.
  • 22 August 2016: After seven months pierside, with her engineering casualty repaired, she departed Singapore to return to San Diego under her own power
    Note:
    1.) The contract option awarded to Lockheed Martin Corporation is managed by Lockheed Martin's Maritime Systems and Sensors division in Moorestown NJ. The Lockheed Martin team includes: Marinette Marine shipyard, Bollinger Shipyards, Gibbs  and Cox naval architects, Izar of Spain and Blohm & Voss naval shipbuilders.

    2.) The contract option awarded to General Dynamics is managed by Bath Iron Works at Bath ME. The major members of General Dynamics team are: Austal USA, based in Mobile AL; BAE Systems, Rockville MD; Maritime Applied Physics Corporation, Baltimore MD; CAE Marine Systems, Leesburg VA; Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems, Baltimore MD; General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, Burlington VT; General Dynamics Electric Boat, Groton CT; General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Washington DC; and General Dynamics Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

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    Freedom 172k 27 May 2004: Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Navy announced today that Lockheed Martin Corporation - Maritime Systems & Sensors Division, Moorestown, N.J., will be one of two defense contracting teams awarded contract options for final system design with options for detail design and construction of up to two Flight 0 Littoral Combat Ships (LCS). The LCS is an entirely new breed of U.S. Navy warship. A fast, agile, and networked surface combatant, LCS's modular, focused-mission design will provide Combatant Commanders the required warfighting capabilities and operational flexibility to ensure maritime dominance and access for the joint force. LCS will operate with focused-mission packages that deploy manned and unmanned vehicles to execute missions including, Special Operations Forces (SOF) support, high-speed transit, Maritime Interdiction Operations (MIO), Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), and Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection (AT/FP). (Artist concept provided to the U.S. Navy courtesy of Lockheed Martin Corporation, Photo #040527-O-0000L-003, from the Navy News Stand) Navsource
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    undated: Marinette, Wis. - Construction photos of Fort Worth. The entire series can be seen at the Lockheed Martin Corporation web site.
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    Fort Worth 64k 10 December 2010: Marinette, Wis. - Photos of Fort Worth just prior to her launching. They were shot by Bradley, who attended the ceremonies. Bradley R. Miller
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    Fort Worth 216k 04 December 2010: Marinette, Wis. - The littoral combat ship Pre-Commissioning Unit Fort Worth (LCS 3) is launched into the Menominee River during a christening ceremony for the navy's third littoral combat ship. Fort Worth will continue to undergo outfitting and testing at Marinette Marine before delivery to the Navy in 2012.
    (U.S. Navy photo #101204-N-0000X-001 and 101204-N-0000X-002 courtesy of Lockheed Martin from the Navy News Stand)
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    Fort Worth 377k 28 September 2011: Green Bay, Wis. - The littoral combat ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Fort Worth (LCS 3) is underway in Green Bay. Fort Worth is undergoing builder's trials at the Marinette Marine Corporation Shipyard before delivery to the U.S. Navy in 2012.
    (U.S. Navy photo #110928-N-IC287-001 courtesy of Lockheed Martin from the Navy News Stand)
    Ron Reeves
    Fort Worth 423k 28 September 2011: Green Bay, Wis. - Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Fort Worth transits through the Menekaunee Bridge in Green Bay, Wis. while undergoing builder's trials at the Marinette Marine Corporation Shipyard.
    (U.S. Navy photo #110928-N-IC287-002 courtesy of Lockheed Martin from the Navy News Stand)
    Fort Worth 396k 05 October 2011: off Marinette, Wis. - Three views of the littoral combat ship PCU Fort Worth (LCS 3) as she conducts builders trials in Lake Michigan. (U.S. Navy photo #111005-O-ZZ999-102 courtesy of Lockheed Martin (by Michael Rote) from the Navy News Stand)






    (U.S. Navy photo #111005-O-ZZ999-108 courtesy of Lockheed Martin [by Michael Rote])






    (U.S. Navy photo #111005-O-ZZ999-106 courtesy of Lockheed Martin [by Michael Rote])
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    Fort Worth 114k 03 May 2012: Marinette, Wis. - The future littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) is underway for acceptance trials on Lake Michigan. Fort Worth successfully completed the trials, testing the ship's major systems and equipment in port and underway. Acceptance trials are the last significant milestone before delivery of the ship to the Navy. The ship was presented to the Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey with high levels of completion.
    (U.S. Navy photo #120504-O-ZZ999-002 by Mike Rote from the Navy News Stand)
    Lee Wahler
    Lcdr., USN (ret.)
    Fort Worth 316k 06 August 2012: Marinette, Wis. - The littoral combat ship Pre-Commissioning Unit Fort Worth (LCS 3) departs Marinette Marine Corp. shipyard in Marinette, Wis. Fort Worth is scheduled to be commissioned Sept. 22 in Galveston, Texas.
    (U.S. Navy photo #120806-N-ZZ999-001 courtesy of Lockheed Martin from the Navy News Stand)
    Fort Worth 315k 08 August 2012: Detroit, Mich. - The future littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) pulls into the Nicholson Terminal. Fort Worth sailed away from the Marinette Marine Corp. shipyard in Marinette, Wis., 7 August, beginning its maiden voyage to its commissioning site in Galveston, Texas, before heading to its eventual homeport of San Diego, Calif. Fort Worth is the third Littoral Combat Ship delivered to the Navy, and the second LCS of the steel, semi-planing monohull Freedom variant, and will be commissioned 22 September.
    (U.S. Navy photo #120808-N-ZZ999-101 by Mr. Christopher Johnson from the Navy News Stand)
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    Fort Worth 467k 10 August 2012: Saint Lawrence Seaway - Fort Worth (LCS 3) transits the St. Lawrence Seaway lock system. Fort Worth, the Navy's newest Littoral Combat Ship, is heading to its eventual homeport of San Diego. Fort Worth is the third Littoral Combat Ship delivered to the Navy, and the second LCS of the steel, semi-planing monohull Freedom variant, and will be commissioned 22 September.
    (U.S. Navy photo. (U.S. Navy photo #120810-N-ZZ999-002 from the Navy News Stand)
    Fort Worth 181k 18 August 2012: The Atlantic Ocean - The Freedom class littoral combat ship Fort Worth transits through heavy seas during a storm.
    (U.S. Navy photo #120817-N-CT127-037 by MC2 Josue L. Escobosa from the Navy News Stand)
    Fort Worth 367k 24 August 2012: Norfolk, Va. - Line handlers tie the littoral combat ship Pre-commissioning Unit Fort Worth to the pier at Naval Station Norfolk. Fort Worth is scheduled to be commissioned in September and will be homeported in San Diego, Calif.
    (U.S. Navy photo #120824-N-YM856-011 by MC2 Brittney Cannady from the Navy News Stand)
    Fort Worth 260k 17 September 2012: Galveston, Tex. - The Freedom-class littoral combat ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Fort Worth arrives in Galveston, Texas, for her commissioning ceremony 22 September. Fort Worth will proceed to her homeport in San Diego following commissioning.
    (U.S. Navy photo #120917-N-DH124-085 by MC2 Rosalie Garcia from the Navy News Stand)
    Fort Worth 205k 17 September 2012: Galveston, Tex. - The Freedom-class littoral combat ship Pre-Commissioning Unit Fort Worth arrives in Galveston, Texas, for her commissioning ceremony 22 September. Fort Worth will proceed to her homeport in San Diego following commissioning.
    (U.S. Navy photo #120917-N-DH124-315 by MC2 Rosalie Garcia from the Navy News Stand)
    Lee Wahler
    Fort Worth 409k 22 September 2012: Galveston, Tex. - Sailors assigned to the Freedom-class littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) man the rails during her commissioning at Galveston, Texas. Fort Worth will proceed to her homeport in San Diego next week.
    (U.S. Navy photo #120922-N-MM874-007 by MC2 Mike James from the Navy News Stand)
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    Fort Worth 273k 22 September 2012: Galveston, Tex. - The Honorable Gordon England, former Secretary of the Navy, gives a speech during the commissioning of the Freedom-class littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth.
    (U.S. Navy photo #120922-N-MM874-002 by MC2 Mike James from the Navy News Stand)
    Fort Worth 195k 22 September 2012: Galveston, Tex. - Sailors prepare to set the first watch during the commissioning ceremony of the Navy's second Freedom-class littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) in Galveston, Texas.
    (U.S. Navy photo #120922-N-DH124-325 by MC2 Rosalie Garcia from the Navy News Stand)
    Fort Worth 241k 22 September 2012: Galveston, Tex. - Sailors assigned to the Freedom-class littoral combat ship Fort Worth man the ship during the commissioning ceremony.
    (U.S. Navy photo #120922-N-DH124-403 by MC2 Rosalie Garcia from the Navy News Stand)
    Fort Worth 171k 22 September 2012: Galveston, Tex. - Commander Randy Blankenship, blue crew, left, and Commander Warren Cupps, gold crew, commanding officers of the Navy's second Freedom-class littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3), speak with media after the commissioning ceremony in Galveston, Texas.
    (U.S. Navy photo #120922-N-DH124-517 by MC2 Rosalie Garcia from the Navy News Stand)
    Fort Worth 286k 18 October 2012: San Diego, Cal. - The Freedom-class littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) arrives at its new homeport in San Diego. Fort Worth was commissioned Sept. 22, 2012, in Galveston, Texas, and will be assigned to U.S. Pacific Fleet.
    (U.S. Navy photo #121018-N-DH124-103 by MC2 Rosalie Garcia from the Navy News Stand)
    Fort Worth 268k 18 October 2012: San Diego, Cal. - The Freedom-class littoral combat ship Fort Worth arrives at its new homeport in San Diego.
    (U.S. Navy photo #121018-N-DH124-150 by MC2 Rosalie Garcia from the Navy News Stand)
    Freedom 421k 30 December 2012: San Diego, Cal. - Freedom (LCS 1) moored at the Naval Station across from the bow of USNS Bob Hope (T-AKR 300), while Fort Worth lies moored across from her stern.
    (Photo by Richard Miller)
    Richard Miller
    BMCS, USNR (ret.)
    Freedom 77k February 2013: Point Loma, Cal. - Freedom (LCS 1), inbound to San Diego meets with Fort Worth (LCS 3) outbound for the Pacific Ocean
    Fort Worth 457k 27 June 2013: San Diego, Cal. - Workers put the finishing touches on the camouflage paint for the littoral combat ship Fort Worth as the ship prepares to leave dry dock during its selected restricted availability. Fort Worth was painted with a pattern intended to meet two principal objectives: to conceal hull exhaust ports, to reduce detection and exterior maintenance of the ship when compared to a uniform haze gray paint job. The paint scheme utilizes gradient paints and contrasting angles to match the maritime environment and to make detection more difficult. Fort Worth is the second of the Freedom-variant of Littoral Combat Ship and is expected to deploy next year.
    (U.S. Navy photo #130627-N-GA145-230 by Lt. Kurt Draper from the Navy News Stand)
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    Fort Worth 362k 26 August 2013: San Diego, Cal. - The littoral combat ship Fort Worth transits San Diego Bay on its way to conduct routine training operations of the coast of Southern California.
    (U.S. Navy photo #130826-N-SV210-041 by MCC Donnie W. Ryan from the Navy News Stand)
    Fort Worth 201k 12 May 2014: San Diego, Cal. - U.S. Rep. Kay Granger, from Texas, tours the bridge of the littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) during a visit to the ship at Naval Base San Diego. Granger was the ship's sponsor when it was commissioned Sept. 22, 2012 in Galveston, Texas.
    (U.S. Navy photo #140512-N-MB306-100 by MC2 Zachary Bell from the Navy News Stand)
    Fort Worth 407k 17 November 2014: San Diego, Cal. - The littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) departs Naval Base San Diego for a scheduled 16-month rotational deployment to Singapore in support of the Navy's strategic rebalance to the Pacific. Fort Worth is the first littoral combat ship to deploy under the 3-2-1 manning concept, swapping fully trained crews roughly every four months and extending the littoral combat ship forward presence. It is named "3-2-1" because three rotational crews will support two LCS ships and maintain one deployed ship.
    (U.S. Navy photo #141117-N-DH124-048 by MC1 Rosalie Chang from the Navy News Stand)
    Fort Worth 556k 24 November 2014: Pearl Harbor, Hi. - The littoral combat ship Fort Worth arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a scheduled port visit. Fort Worth is deployed for a scheduled 16-month rotational deployment to Singapore in support of the Navy's strategic rebalance to the Pacific. Fort Worth is the first littoral combat ship to deploy under the 3-2-1 manning concept, swapping fully trained crews roughly every four months and extending the littoral combat ship forward presence.
    (U.S. Navy photo #141124-N-WF272-016 and 141124-N-WF272-043 by MC2 Diana Quinlan from the Navy News Stand)
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    Fort Worth 874k 11 December 2014: Santa Rita, Guam - The littoral combat ship Fort Worth enters Apra Harbor for a port visit on U.S. Naval Base Guam. This is Fort Worth's first visit to the island during its 16-month rotational deployment in support of the Indo-Asia Pacific rebalance.
    (U.S. Navy photo 141211-N-ZI019-046 by Leah Eclavea from the Navy News Stand)
    Fort Worth 215k 11 December 2014: Santa Rita, Guam - The littoral combat ship Fort Worth is moored at Apra Harbor on U.S. Naval Base Guam. Fort Worth is conducting its maiden 16-month rotational deployment in support of the Indo-Asia-Pacific rebalance.
    (U.S. Navy photo #141211-N-TR604-007 by JoAnna Delfin from the Navy News Stand)
    Fort Worth 272k 22 December 2014: Jakarta, Indonesia - The littoral combat ship Fort Worth arrives in Jakarta, Indonesia. This is the ship's first port visit in Southeast Asia during its 16-month rotational deployment in support of the Asia-Pacific rebalance.
    (U.S. Navy photo #141222-N-EE855-002 by Lt. Lauryn Dempsey from the Navy News Stand)
    Fort Worth 391k 29 December 2014: Changi Naval Base, Singapore - Fort Worth, left, arrives in Singapore as the Arliegh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102) gets underway. Fort Worth is on a 16-month deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility in support of the Asia-Pacific rebalance.
    (U.S. Navy photo #141229-N-YU572-128 by MC1 Jay C. Pugh from the Navy News Stand)
    Fort Worth 306k 29 December 2014: Changi Naval Base, Singapore - Fort Worth shifts colors upon its arrival to Singapore. Fort Worth is on a 16-month deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility in support of the Asia-Pacific rebalance.
    (U.S. Navy photo #141229-N-YU572-195 by MC1 Jay C. Pugh rom the Navy News Stand)
    Fort Worth 446k 02 January 2015: Changi Naval Base, Singapore - Fort Worth gets underway in support of AirAsia flight QZ8501 search efforts at the request of the Indonesian government. Currently on a 16-month rotational deployment in support of the Asia-Pacific rebalance, Fort Worth is a fast and agile warship tailor-made to patrol the region's littorals and work hull-to-hull with partner navies, providing 7th Fleet with the flexible capabilities it needs now and in the future.
    (U.S. Navy photo #150102-N-EE855-002 by Lt. Lauryn Dempsey from the Navy News Stand)
    Fort Worth 622k 07 January 2015: The Java Sea - The littoral combat ship Fort Worth operates near the location where the tail of AirAsia Flight QZ8501l was discovered. Fort Worth is currently supporting Indonesian-led efforts to locate the downed aircraft.
    (U.S. Navy photo #150107-N-DC018-013 by MC2 Antonio Turretto Ramos from the Navy News Stand)
    Fort Worth 672k 14 January 2015: The Java Sea - The littoral combat ship Fort Worth bottom, the guided missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102), and an MH-60R Seahawk from Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 35 operate together in the Java Sea while supporting the Indonesian-led search effort for AirAsia flight QZ8501.
    (U.S. Navy photo #150114-N-IP743-728 by MC1 Brett Cote from the Navy News Stand)
    Fort Worth 473k 11 March 2015: Waters to the West of the Korrean Peninsula - The littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth is underway during exercise Foal Eagle 2015. Foal Eagle is a series of annual training events that are defense-oriented and designed to increase readiness and maintain stability on the Korean Peninsula while strengthening the Republic of Korea-U.S. alliance and promoting regional peace and stability of the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
    (U.S. Navy photo # 150311-N-NI474-304 by MC2 Daniel M. Young from the Navy News Stand)
    Fort Worth 293k 14 March 2015: Busan, Republic of Korea - The littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth, pulls into Busan for a port visit at the conclusion of exercise Foal Eagle 2015. Foal Eagle is a series of annual training events that are defense-oriented and designed to increase readiness and maintain stability on the Korean Peninsula while strengthening the Republic of Korea-U.S. alliance and promoting regional peace and stability. Fort Worth is on a 16-month rotational deployment in support of the U.S. Navy's strategic rebalance and is operating as part of the U.S. 7th Fleet across the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
    (U.S. Navy photo #150314-N-AD372-089 by MC1 Abraham Essenmacher from the Navy News Stand)
    Fort Worth 555k 11 May 2015: The South China Sea - The littoral combat ship Fort Worth conducts patrols in international waters of the South China Sea near the Spratly Islands as the People's Liberation Army-Navy [PLA(N)] guided-missile frigate Yancheng (FFG 546) transits close behind.
    (U.S. Navy photo #150511-N-VO234-383 by MC2 Conor Minto from the Navy News Stand)
    Fort Worth 1029k 07 July 2015: The South China Sea - The littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth transits the South China Sea during a 16-month rotational deployment in support of the Indo-Asia-Pacific rebalance.
    (U.S. Navy photo #150707-N-MK881-362 by MC2 Joe Bishop from the Navy News Stand)
    Fort Worth 715k 20 July 2015: The South China Sea - A Sikorsky S-70B Seahawk helicopter from the Republic of Singapore navy lands aboard the littoral combat ship Fort Worth during deck landing qualifications as part of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) Singapore 2015. CARAT is an annual, bilateral exercise series with the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the armed forces of nine partner nations.
    (U.S. Navy photo #150720-N-MK881-247 by MC2 Joe Bishop from the Navy News Stand)
    Fort Worth 603k 08 August 2015: The Java Sea - The littoral combat ship Fort Worth participates in a combined formation of U.S. and Indonesian naval ships during CARAT Indonesia 2015. CARAT is an annual, bilateral exercise series with the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the armed forces of nine partner nations.
    (U.S. Navy photo #150808-N-MK881-453 by MC2 Joe Bishop from the Navy News Stand)
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    Fort Worth 610k 19 August 2015: The Sulu Sea - The littoral combat ship Fort Worth transits in formation with ships from the Royal Malaysian navy as part of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training Malaysia 2015.
    (U.S. Navy photo #150819-N-MK881-304 by MC2 Joe Bishop from the Navy News Stand)
    Fort Worth 558k 16 October 2015: The Indian Ocean - The littoral combat ship Fort Worth transits into formation during a photo exercise as a part of Exercise Malabar 2015. Malabar is a continuing series of complex, high-end war fighting exercises conducted to advance multi-national maritime relationships and mutual security.
    (U.S. Navy photo #151016-N-ZF573-020 and #151016-N-ZF573-322 by MC2 Chris Brown from the Navy News Stand)
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    Fort Worth 262k 22 August 2016: Singapore - Rear Adm. Don Gabrielson, Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific, salutes Cdr. Michael Brasseur, Commanding Officer of the littoral combat ship Fort Worth, and Lt. Cmdr. Charles Beauchene, Operations Officer of Fort Worth, as the ship prepares to depart Changi Naval Base en route to San Diego, Calif. Fort Worth is a fast and agile warship tailor-made to patrol the region's littorals and work hull-to-hull with partner navies, providing the U.S. Navy with the flexible capabilities it needs now and in the future. Rear Adm. Don Gabrielson was the first commanding officer of USS Freedom, the U.S. Navy's first LCS.
    (U.S. Navy photo #160822-N-OU129-017 by MC2 Joshua Fulton from the Navy News Stand)
    Fort Worth 295k 22 August 2016: Singapore - The littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) departs Changi Naval Base. Fort Worth is a fast and agile warship tailor-made to patrol the region's littorals and work hull-to-hull with partner navies, providing the U.S. Navy with the flexible capabilities it needs now and in the future.
    (U.S. Navy photo #160822-N-WJ640-051 and #160822-N-WJ640-083 by MC3 Madailein Abbott from the Navy News Stand)
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    Fort Worth History
    View the USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.


    Fort Worth's Commanding Officers
    Blue Crew (Crew 103, Rough Riders)Gold Crew (Crew 104, The Juggernauts)
    1.) PCU - 12 Dec. 2012Cmdr. James R. Blankenship (Ironton, Oh.)1.) PCU - 07 Dec. 2012Cmdr. Warren E. Cupps (Springdale, Ark.)
    2.) 12 Dec. 2012 - 28 Apr. 2014Cmdr. Warren E. Cupps2.) 07 Dec. 2012 - 25 Jul. 2014Cmdr. Henry S. Kim (Los Angeles, Cal.)
    3.) 28 Apr. 2014 - 26 May 2015Cmdr. Matthew Kawas ('95) (Matawan, N.J.)3.) 25 Jul. 2014 - Cmdr. Kendall G. Bridgewater (Carrolton, Ill.)
    4.) 26 May 2015 - 10 Jul. 2015Cmdr. Michael Richmond Jarrett, Jr. ('96) (Charleston, W.V.)
    5.) 10 Jul. 2015 - Cmdr. Christopher Anthony Brown

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    Additional Resources

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    Freedom Class LCS - A Virtual Tour
    Tin Can Sailors
    The U.S. Navy Memorial
    Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
    The Destroyer Escort Historical Museum


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