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Ship's patch courtesy of
Don McGrogan,
BMCS, USN (Ret.)

Omaha (LCS 12)


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
Omaha (LCS 12) Building and Operational Data:
  • 29 December 2010: Contract Awarded to General Dynamics Corp.
  • 15 February 2012: Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced LCS 12 will be named USS Omaha
  • 18 February 2015: Keel laid and authenticated at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Ala.
  • 20 November 2015: Launched and christened by sponsor Susan Alice Buffett (daughter of Warren Buffett)

    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, Ala.; 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, Conn.; General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Washington, D.C.; and General Dynamics Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

    "Omaha, The Ship"     -    "Omaha, 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 U.S. Navy courtesy of General Dynamics, Photo #040527-O-0000G-004, from the Navy Newstand) Navsource
    Omaha 362k 24 November 2015: Mobile, Ala. - A three photo series of Omaha being moved from the Fabrication Building to the launch platform in the Mobile River.
      The Austal USA shipyard sits directly across the Mobile River from the Mobile Bay Convention and Visitors Center.  In the center photo, the future Gabrielle
    Giffords
    (LCS 10) lies moored while being completed.  Omaha is scheduled to be christened and launched on 19 December 2015.   (This photo series ©Austal USA)
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    Omaha 445k
    Omaha 156k 19 December 2015: Mobile, Ala. - Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus speaks to the media before the christening ceremony of the Navy's newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship, the future USS Omaha (LCS 12).   (U.S. Navy photo #151219-N-LV331-001 by MC2 Armando Gonzales from the Navy Newstand)
    Omaha 241k 19 December 2015: Mobile, Ala. - Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and distinguished guest renders honors as Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 11 presents the colors during the christening ceremony for the Navy's newest littoral combat ship, USS Omaha (LCS 12), in Mobile, Ala.   (U.S. Navy photo #151219-N-OR477-067 by MC1 Michael C. Barton from the Navy Newstand)
    Omaha 329k 19 December 2015: Mobile, Ala. - Susan A. Buffett, ship's sponsor for the littoral combat ship Pre-Commissioning Unit, Omaha (LCS 12), breaks a bottle across the ship's bow during a christening ceremony at Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Ala.   (U.S. Navy photo #151219-N-OR477-130 by MC1 Michael C. Barton from the Navy Newstand)
    Omaha 144k 19 December 2015: Mobile, Ala. - Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus delivers the principal address during the christening ceremony of the Navy's newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship, the future USS Omaha (LCS 12).   (U.S. Navy photo #151219-N-LV331-003 by MC2 Armando Gonzales from the Navy Newstand)

    Omaha Memorabilia
    Ship's Emblem
    Omaha
    Courtesy of
    Wolfgang Hechler
    Christening Program
    Omaha
    Courtesy of
    Ron Reeves

    Omaha History
    View the USS Omaha (LCS 12) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.


    Omaha's Commanding Officers
    Blue Crew (206)Gold Crew
    1.) PCU - Cmdr. Matthew David Scarlett1.) PCU - -

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information

    None
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    Additional Resources

    The U.S. Navy Memorial
    Tin Can Sailors
    Destroyer Escort Sailors Association
    The Destroyer Escort Historical Museum
    The Destroyer History Foundation

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