USS Independence LCS-2

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The USS Independence LCS-2 Stealth trimaran, is one of the US Navy’s Littoral Combat Ships and was built at the Austal shipyard in Mobile, Alabama.-

Independence is intended as a small assault transport that can take on various capabilities with the installation of mission modules. The ship is a trimaran design that can make more than 40 knots (74 km/h; 46 mph), and was delivered to the Navy at the end of 2009.-



Basic Data

Hull Service Life 30 years
Length: 127.4 m
Beam: 31.6 m
Crew Size 40 core crew
Aircraft carried: 2× MH-60R/S Seahawk
MQ-8 Fire Scout
Ship and Crew Provisions 21 days (336 hours)
Armament:
1× AGM-175 Griffin[8] (Modified to function on a ship)
1× BAE Systems Mk 110 57 mm gun[9]
4× .50-cal guns (2 aft, 2 forward)
2× Mk44 Bushmaster II 30mm chain guns
1× Raytheon SeaRAM CIWS[7]
Other weapons as part of mission modules



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