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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 Independence Class (Variant 2, 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 232k 05 April 2014: San Diego, Cal. - The littoral combat ship Pre-Commissioning Unit Coronado (LCS 4) displays a full dress ship pierside before its commissioning ceremony at Naval Air Station North Island. Coronado is the second Independence-class littoral combat ship and the third Navy ship to bear the name Coronado. (U.S. Navy photo #140405-N-RG360-008 by MC1 Melissa K. Russell from the Navy Newstand) Navsource
    Coronado 277k 05 April 2014: San Diego, Cal. - The Coronado High School Navy ROTC color guard parades the colors during the commissioning of the littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) at Naval Air Station North Island. Coronado is the second Independence-class littoral combat ship and the third Navy ship to bear the name Coronado. (U.S. Navy photo #140405-N-QC631-012 by MC3 Gerald Dudley Reynolds from the Navy Newstand)
    Coronado 137k 05 April 2014: San Diego, Cal. - The first officer of the deck of the littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4), Lt.(jg) Timothy Eick, takes the ship's long glass from Michael Strausbough, a former crew member of the previous USS Coronado (LPD/AGF11), during the ship's commissioning ceremony at Naval Air Station North Island. (U.S. Navy photo #140405-N-RG360-258 by MC1 Melissa K. Russell from the Navy Newstand)
    Coronado 281k 05 April 2014: San Diego, Cal. - Sailors assigned to the newly commissioned littoral combat ship, USS Coronado (LCS 4) make haste to man the rails and bring the ship to life during the ship's commissioning ceremony at Naval Air Station North Island. (U.S. Navy photo #140405-N-QC631-043 by MC3 Gerald Dudley Reynolds from the Navy Newstand)
    Coronado 349k 05 April 2014: San Diego, Cal. - Sailors salute the ensign from the brow of the littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) during the ship's commissioning ceremony at Naval Air Station North Island. (U.S. Navy photo #140405-N-ZZ999-004 by Ens. Mikel Weigel from the Navy Newstand)
    Coronado 200k 05 April 2014: San Diego, Cal. - Third grader Miles Kenney, of Christ Church Day School in Coronado, Calif., and Cmdr. Michael Johnston, commanding officer of the Gold Crew of the littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4), display Kenney's winning USS Coronado Poster Contest entry during the ship's commissioning ceremony at Naval Air Station North Island. Kenney's poster, entitled "Nado Welcomes USS Coronado," will be displayed aboard the ship. (U.S. Navy photo #140405-N-RG360-325 by MC1 Melissa K. Russell from the Navy Newstand)
    Coronado 629k 23 April 2014: The Pacific Ocean - The littoral combat ship USS Coronado underway in the Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo #140423-N-VD564-003 by MCC Keith DeVinney from the Navy Newstand)
    Coronado 600k 23 April 2014: The Pacific Ocean - The littoral combat ships USS Independence (LCS 2), back, and USS Coronado (LCS 4) are underway in the Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo #140423-N-VD564-014 by MCC Keith DeVinney from the Navy Newstand)
    Coronado 357k 23 April 2014: The Pacific Ocean - The littoral combat ships USS Independence (LCS 2), left, and USS Coronado (LCS 4) are underway in the Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Navy photo #140423-N-VD564-032 by MCC Keith DeVinney from the Navy Newstand)
    Coronado 608k 11 July 2014: The Pacific Ocean - The littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) and the Military Sealift Command joint high speed vessel USNS Millinocket (JHSV 3) transit in formation off the coast of Southern California as part of a photo exercise for Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014. Twenty-two nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 26 to Aug. 1, in and around the Hawaiian islands and southern California. The world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2014 is the 24th exercise in the series that began in 1971. (U.S. Navy photo #140711-N-FE250-037 by MCC Mark C. Schultz from the Navy Newstand)
    Coronado 121k 23 September 2014: The Pacific Ocean - A Kongsberg Naval Strike Missile is launched from the littoral combat ship Coronado during missile testing operations off the coast of Southern California. The missile scored a direct hit on a mobile ship target. (U.S. Navy photo #140923-N-MB306-007 by MC2 Zachary D. Bell from the Navy Newstand) Tommy Trampp
    Coronado 479k 23 June 2015: San Diego, Cal. - The littoral combat ship USS Coronado transits San Diego Bay while returning to Naval Base San Diego. Commissioned in 2014, 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, which features an innovative, trimaran hull. (U.S. Navy photo #150623-N-ZS026-003 by MC1 Trevor Welsh from the Navy Newstand) Navsource
    Coronado 355k 15 August 2015: The Pacific Ocean - Sailors assigned to Surface Warfare Mission Package Detachment 2 prepare to be hoisted out of the water by the littoral combat ship Coronado's twin-boom-extensible crane following a visit, board, search and seizure training exercise. Coronado conducted predeployment assessment and evaluation on the performance of shipboard equipment during a week-long underway off the coast of California. (U.S. Navy photo #150815-N-KR961-068 by MC2 Debra Daco from the Navy Newstand)
    Coronado 451k 09 October 2015: San Francisco, Cal. - The Independence-class littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) transits under the Golden Gate Bridge for the Parade of Ships during San Francisco Fleet Week 2015. San Francisco Fleet Week, now in its 35th year, celebrates the rich naval tradition in the Bay Area, honors our nation's service members, and facilitates annual disaster preparedness training between the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and local first responders. (U.S. Navy photo #151009-N-CU914-113 by MC3 Lenny LaCrosse from the Navy Newstand)
    Coronado 603k 22 June 2016: San Diego, Cal. - The littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) departs San Diego on an independent deployment to the Western Pacific and to participate in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016. Twenty-six nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from 30 June 30 to 04 Aug., in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2016 is the 25th exercise in the series that began in 1971. (U.S. Navy photo #160622-N-MB306-090 by MC2 Zachary Bell from the Navy Newstand) Tommy Trampp
    Coronado 312k 24 June 2016: The Pacific Ocean - Legend-class cutter USCGC Stratton (WMSL 752), littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4), and Royal Canadian Navy frigate Her Majesty's Canadian Ship Calgary (FFH 335) steam in formation while transiting to Rim of the Pacific 2016. Twenty-six nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 30 to Aug. 4, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2016 is the 25th exercise in the series that began in 1971. (U.S. Navy photo #160624-N-MZ309-165 by MC1 Ryan Riley from the Navy Newstand)
    Coronado 625k 29 June 2016: Pearl Harbor, Hi. - Coronado arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for Rim of the Pacific 2016. Twenty-six nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 30 to Aug. 4, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2016 is the 25th exercise in the series that began in 1971. (U.S. Navy photo #160629-N-IY142-050 by MC1 John Herman from the Navy Newstand)
    Coronado 213k 19 July 2016: The Pacific Ocean - USS Coronado, an Independence-variant littoral combat ship, launches the first over-the-horizon missile engagement using a Harpoon Block 1C missile. Twenty-six nations, 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 30 to Aug. 4, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2016 is the 25th exercise in the series that began in 1971. (U.S. Navy photo #160719-N-N0101-112 by Lt. Bryce Hadley from the Navy Newstand)
    Coronado 506k 28 July 2016: The Pacific Ocean - The littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) and the People's Liberation Army (Navy) guided-missile destroyer Xian (153) transit in formation during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016. Twenty-six nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from 30 June to 04 Aug., in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2016 is the 25th exercise in the series that began in 1971. (U.S. Navy photo #160728-N-EH218-085 by MC2 Ryan J. Batchelder, from the Navy Newstand) Navsource
    Coronado 348k 04 September: Pearl Harbor, Hi. - Littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) returns to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after experiencing an engineering casualty while transiting to the Western Pacific. Coronado departed Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Aug. 26 to continue its independent deployment to the Western Pacific. Prior to departing Pearl Harbor the ship participated in the Rim of the Pacific 2016 exercise. (U.S. Navy photo #160904-N-YW024-067 by MC2 Katarzyna Kobiljak, from the Navy Newstand) Lee Wahler

    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

    Coronado History
    View the USS Coronado (LCS 4) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.


    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 - .. Jan. 2015Cmdr. Peter Sunghwan Kim ('96) (Riverdale, N.Y.)
    3.) .. Jan. 2015 - Cmdr. Michael Bao Davies ('95) (Brentwood, Cal.)

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    None
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest

    View Coronado's Official Web Page
    The U.S. Navy Memorial

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