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Left ship's patch courtesy of Don McGrogan, BMCS, USN (Ret.), Right ship's patch courtesy of David Buell

Coronado (LCS 4)


"Crown of the Fleet"
Specifications - LCS Littoral Combat Ship (Flight 0, first generation):
Hull Type: Stabilized Trimaran Monohull
Displacement: 2176 tons (light), 2784 tons (full)
Dead Weight: 608 tons
Length: 418' (oa)
Beam: 93.2' (extreme)
Draft: 13' (Maximum Navigational Draft)
Propulsion: Two gas turbine engines, two propulsion diesels, two waterjets
Speed: 47 kts (sprint), 50+ kts (top speed)
Armament: Bofors 57mm naval gun; Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) launcher; 4 - .50 caliber machine gun mounts
Combat Management System: Northrup Grumman ICMS
Electronics: Ericsson Sea Giraffe (air / surface surveillance, weapon assignment);
Decoy System: 3 - Super RBOC; 2 - Nulka Decoy launchers
Complement: 26
Coronado (LCS 4) Building and Operational Data:
  • 8 December 2006: Contract awarded to General Dynamics Corp. ($208,060,756)
  • Scheduled for Austal USA, Mobile, Al.
  • 17 September 2007: Funding cancelled by US Senate Appropriations Committee
  • 1 November 2007: Contract cancelled for convenience by the Dep't of the Navy
  • 12 March 2009: named Coronado
  • 23 March 2009: Contract awarded to General Dynamics Corp. ($433,686,769), scheduled to be built at Austal USA, Mobile, Ala., expected completion scheduled for May 2012
  • 17 December 2009: Keel laid at Austal USA, Mobile, Ala.
  • 11 January 2012: Christened, sponsored by Susan Keith of Coronado, Cal.; Mrs. Keith's mother sponsored USS Coronado (LPD 11)
  • 23 August 2013: Completed Acceptance Trials successfully in the Gulf of Mexico
  • 05 April 2014: Commissioned at Naval Air Station North Island, Coronado, Cal., Cmdr. John N. Kochendorfer (Blue) and Cmdr. Michael S. Johnston (Gold) in command, assigned to LCSRon 1 in San Diego, Cal.

    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.

    "Coronado, The Ship"     -    "Coronado, The People"

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    Independence 102k 27 May 2004: Washington DC - The U.S. Navy announced today that General Dynamics - Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine, 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 US Navy courtesy of General Dynamics, Photo #040527-O-0000G-004, from the Navy Newstand) NavSource
    Coronado 171k 31 August 2011: Mobile, Ala. - Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead reviews the construction of the littoral combat ship Coronado (LCS 4) during a tour of the Austal USA Module Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama. (U.S. Navy photo #110831-N-FC670-089 by MC2 Shannon Eve Renfroe, from the Navy Newstand)
    Coronado 640k 9 January 2012: Mobile, Ala. - Two views of the littoral combat ship Pre-Commissioning Unit Coronado (LCS 4) being rolled-out at the Austal USA assembly bay. Coronado is scheduled to be christened 14 January 2012 and will undergo sea trials later this year. (U.S. Navy photo #120109-O-ZZ999-002 and 120109-O-ZZ999-001 courtesy Austal USA from the Navy Newstand)
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    Coronado 225k 14 January 2012: Mobile, Ala. - Susan Ring Keith christens the littoral combat ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Coronado (LCS 4) during a ceremony at Austal USA. The Independence-class ship has a trimaran hull design, a shallow draft, three weapon zones, and a flight deck. (U.S. Navy photo #120114-N-ZZ999-001 courtesy Austal USA, from the Navy Newstand)
    Coronado 599k 23 August 2013: the Gulf of Mexico - The future USS Coronado (LCS 4) conducts at-sea acceptance trials in the Gulf of Mexico. Acceptance trials are the last significant milestone before delivery of the ship to the U.S. Navy, which is planned for later this fall. (U.S. Navy photo #130823-N-EW716-001 courtesy Austal USA, from the Navy Newstand)
    Coronado 454k 02 November 2013: Mobile, Ala. - A photo of the future USS Coronado (LCS 4) moored at Austal USA shot from the other side of the Tensaw River. (Photo credit: Barry Gerrard.) Barry Gerrard
    Coronado 245k 16 December 2013: Mobile, Ala. - The Jackson (LCS 6) lies astern of the Coronado (LCS 4) at Austalís shipyard on 16 December. Accepted by the Navy on 27 September, the Coronado is in the final stages of fitting out before leaving next year for her home port of San Diego. This scene represents the first time either of the LCS shipyards have had two ships of the type afloat at the same time. (Austal-Ingalls photo #130 taken by Christopher P. Cavas, from the web site Intercepts - Defense News) Lee Wahler
    Lcdr., USN (ret.)
    Coronado 478k 10 February 2014: Mayport, Fla. - The PCU (USS) Coronado (LCS 4) stopped at Naval Station Mayport on its Sailaway Voyage to San Diego. The ship has completed its Acceptance Trials and will be commissioned in California. The crew was very busy with the post shipyard punch list and training qualifications, but was looking forward to going to sea. (Photo credit: Lee Wahler)
    Coronado 613k 10 March 2014: San Diego, Cal. - The littoral combat ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Coronado (LCS 4) passes Naval Air Station North Island as it makes it way to its new homeport at Naval Base San Diego. Coronado is the third U.S. Navy ship named after Coronado, Calif., and is the second littoral combat ship of the Independence-class variant. (U.S. Navy photo #140310-N-SV210-050 by MCCS Donnie W. Ryan, from the Navy Newstand) NavSource
    Coronado 440k 10 March 2014: San Diego, Cal. - The littoral combat ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Coronado (LCS 4) passes the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) as Coronado makes it way to its new homeport at Naval Base San Diego. (U.S. Navy photo #140310-N-SV210-059 by MCCS Donnie W. Ryan, from the Navy Newstand) Lee Wahler
    Lcdr., USN (ret.)
    Coronado 244k 10 March 2014: San Diego, Cal. - The littoral combat ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Coronado (LCS 4) transits San Diego Bay en route to Naval Base San Diego. (U.S. Navy photo #140310-N-ZZ999-014 by Doug Sayers, from the Navy Newstand)
    Coronado 263k 28 March 2014: Coronado, Cal. - The littoral combat ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Coronado (LCS 4) arrives at Naval Air Station North Island, located at Naval Base Coronado, in preparation for its commissioning ceremony April 5. Coronado is the third U.S. Navy ship to bear the name of the "Crown City" and is the second littoral combat ship of the Independence variant that features a trimaran hull. (U.S. Navy photo #140328-N-SV210-080 by MCCS Donnie W. Ryan, from the Navy Newstand) Navsource
    Coronado 259k 28 March 2014: Coronado, Cal. - The Navy's newest littoral combat ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Coronado (LCS 4) arrives at Naval Air Station North Island in preparation for its commissioning ceremony scheduled April 5. Coronado is the third U.S. Navy ship to bear the name of the "Crown City" and is the second littoral combat ship of the Independence variant that features an innovative, trimaran hull. (U.S. Navy photo #140328-N-SV210-123 by MCCS Donnie W. Ryan, from the Navy Newstand)
    Coronado 455k 05 April 2014: Coronado, Cal. - The first two photos on Navsource of the littoral combat ship "USS" Coronado (LCS 4). They were taken at the ship's Commissioning Ceremony by David Buell. David Buell
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    Coronado Memorabilia
    Ship's
    Emblem
    Coronado
    Courtesy of
    Wolfgang Hechler
    Commissioning
    Invitation
    Coronado
    Courtesy of
    David Buell
    Commissioning Ceremony
    Booklet Cover
    Coronado
    Courtesy of
    David Buell
    Coronado
    Challenge Coin
    Coronado
    Courtesy of
    David Buell

    There is no DANFS History currently available for (LCS 4) at Navsource

    Coronado's Commanding Officers
    Blue Crew (Crew 203)Gold Crew (Crew 204)
    1.) PCU - 10 Apr. 2014Cmdr. John Noah Kochendorfer ('94) (Dana Point, Cal.)1.) PCU - 08 Aug. 2014Cmdr. Michael Shawn Johnston
    2.) 10 Apr. 2014 - Cmdr. Allen Douglas Adkins (Dallas, Tex.)2.) 08 Aug. 2014 - Cmdr. Peter Sunghwan Kim ('96) (Riverdale, N.Y.)

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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