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USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10)


USS GABRIELLE GIFFORDS is the fifth INDEPENDENCE - class Littoral Combat Ship and the first ship in the Navy to bear the name. By naming the ship after a living woman, the Navy once again broke with its naming conventions for ships. Littoral Combat Ships are named after cities but in the case of USS GABRIELLE GIFFORDS, the ship's namesake Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was chosen for political reasons.

General Characteristics:Awarded: December 29, 2010
Keel laid: April 16, 2014
Launched: February 25, 2015
Commissioned: June 10, 2017
Builder: Austal USA, Mobile, Ala.
Propulsion system: two LM2500 gas turbine engines, two diesel engines, four waterjets
Length: 418 feet (127.5 meters)
Beam: 104 feet (31.5 meters)
Draft: 13 feet (4 meters)
Displacement: approx. 3,104 tons full load
Speed: 47 knots
Armament: one Mk-110 57mm gun, one SeaRAM CIWS
Aircraft: two MH-60 helicopters
Homeport: San Diego, Calif.
Crew: 8 officers, 32 enlisted (two crews, a gold and a blue one) and up to 35 mission crew


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Crew List:

This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS GABRIELLE GIFFORDS. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.


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The photos below were taken by Michael Jenning and show the GABRIELLE GIFFORDS at Naval Base San Diego, Calif., on September 28, 2018.



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