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USS Montgomery (LCS-8)


Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) / Corvette Warship (2016)


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USS Montgomery LCS-8 represents the forth warship to carry the Montgomery name for the United States Navy - she was commissioned in 2016.



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 07/11/2017 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com | The following text is exclusive to this site.
USS Montgomery made the news on October 4th. 2016 when a tug collided with the new warship during the escape from Hurricane Matthew. A crack developed at midships as well as other related nearby damage to the hull. The warship escaped with on-the-spot repairs in place but more formal repairs were ordered to deal with leaking.

Specifications



Service Year
2016

Origin
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United States

Complement
75
PERSONNEL


Class
Independence-class
Number-in-Class
13
VESSELS
Ships-in-Class


USS Indepedence (LCS-2); USS Cornado (LCS-4); USS Jackson (LCS-6); USS Montgomery (LCS-); USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS-10); USS Omaha (LCS-12); USS Manchester (LCS-14); USS Tulsa (LCS-16); USS Charleston (LCS-18); USS Cincinnati (LCS-20); USS Kansas City (LCS-22); USS Oakland (LCS-24); Unnamed Ship (LCS-26)


Untied States
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Amphibious Assault
A shallow draught, and other qualities, give this vessel the ability to support amphibious assault operations close-to-shore.
Offshore Operation
Activities conducted near shorelines in support of allied activities.


Length
418.0 ft
127.41 m
Beam
104.0 ft
31.70 m
Draught
14.0 ft
4.27 m
Displacement
3,300
tons


Installed Power: 2 x MTU Friedichshafen 20V 8000 diesel engines with 2 x General Electric LM2500 gas turbines and 4 x diesel generators driving 2 x shafts; 4 x Wartsila waterjets; 1 x Retractable thruster at bow.
Surface Speed
44.0 kts
(50.6 mph)
Range
4,345 nm
(5,000 mi | 8,047 km)


kts = knots | mph = miles-per-hour | nm = nautical miles | mi = miles | km = kilometers

1 kts = 1.15 mph | 1 nm = 1.15 mi | 1 nm = 1.85 km
1 x AGM-175 Griffin air-to-surface precision kinetics missile launcher.
1 x 57mm Mk 110 deck gun
2 x 30mm Mk 44 Bushmaster II chain guns
4 x 12.7mm heavy machine guns
1 x RIM-116 SeaRAM (Rolling Airframe Missile) Close-In Weapon System (CIWS).


Supported Types


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2 x Sikorsky SH-60 Seahawk navalized helicopters OR 2 x Northrop Grumman MQ-8 Fire Scout rotary-wing UAV.


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