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Indianapolis (LCS 17)


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
Indianapolis (LCS 17) Building and Operational Data:
  • 04 March 2013: Contract Awarded to Lockheed Martin Corp.
  • 16 August 2013: Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced LCS 17 will be named USS Indianapolis
  • 19 July 2016: Keel laid at Marinette Marine Shipyard, Marinette, Wis., keel authenticated by sponsor Mrs. Jill Donnelly, the wife of Indiana U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly
  • 14 April 2018: Launched and christened by sponsor Jill Donnelly

    Note:
    1.) The contract option awarded to Lockheed Martin Corporation is managed by Lockheed Martin's Maritime Systems and Sensors division in Moorestown, N.J. 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.

    "Indianapolis, The Ship"     -    "Indianapolis, The People"

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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)
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    Freedom 365k undated: Marinette, Wis. - An aerial view of Fincantieri Marinette Marine, which was founded in 1942 along the south bank of the Menominee River in Marinette, Wisconsin. The river forms the border between Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Originally built to meet America's growing demand for naval construction, today FMM is one of the premier builders of vessels for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard. From humble beginnings with a contract to build five wooden barges, FMM has grown into a world-class shipbuilder, having designed and built more than 1,500 vessels. In conjunction with the Lockheed Martin Corp., all of the planned Freedom Class LCS's will be built here, beginning in 2005 with USS Freedom (LCS 1).
    (Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin, Fincantiere Marinette Marine)
    Indianapolis 109k 19 July 2016: Marinette, Wis. - Jill Donnelly, left, wife of U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly of Indiana, and ship's sponsor, watches a welder for Marinette Marine engrave her initials during the keel laying ceremony for the future littoral combat ship Indianapolis (LCS 17).
    (© Photo courtesy of  Fincantiere Marinette Marine)
    Indianapolis  310k       Indianapolis  369k       Indianapolis  400k       Indianapolis  324k

    30 March 2018: Marinette, Wis. - The future littoral combat ship USS Indianapolis is moved from an indoor production facility at
    Fincantiere Marinette Marine to the launchway in preparation for its upcoming launch into the Menomenee River.
    (U.S. Navy photos #180330-N-N0101-114, #180330-N-N0101-113, #180330-N-N0101-110, and #180330-N-N0101-112 by Val Idhe, courtesy of Marinette Marine, from the Navy News Stand)
    Lee Wahler
    Lcdr., USN (ret.)
    Jacksonville, Fla.

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