USS Manchester
Bill Maloney

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01 USS Manchester 02 Bofors 57mm Gun Mount 03 USS Manchester 04 USS Manchester
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05 USS Manchester 06 USS Manchester 07 USS Manchester Stern 08 USS Manchester
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09 USS Manchester Cargo Bay 10 Crew's Quarters 11 Crew's Mess 12 Galley

Littoral Combat Ship USS Manchester LCS 14

The USS Manchester is an Independence Class Littoral Combat Ship. The Manchester's specifications are:

Length: 418'
Beam: 104'
Mast Height : 100'
Crew: 13 Officers 59 Enlisted
Displacement: 3,450 metric tons
Max Speed: 45kts
Range: Surface - 4,300 knots at 18kts
Fuel Capacity: 100 Metric Tons
1 Bofors Mark 110 Mod 0 57mm gun, 220 rounds/min
6 Machine Gun Mounts - M2 .50 BMG or M240HB 7.62 Machine Guns
1 Raytheon SeaRAM Weapon System anti missile and anti aircraft missile system
Aircraft: 2 MH-60 Seahawk Helicopters or 4 MQ-8B Fire Scout drones

Power Plant:
2 MTU Friedrichshaven 8,000 Main Propulsion Diesel Engines, 12,400 HP each
2 GE LM2500 Gas Turbine Engines 33,600 HP each
4 Wartsila Steerable Reversible Waterjets
Omni directional Retractable Bow Thruster

Launching Date: May 12, 2016

The USS Manchester is not a museum ship, but has been open for tours at ports of call early in its service.


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