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USS Manchester (LCS 14)

USS MANCHESTER is the seventh INDEPENDENCE - class Littoral Combat Ship and the second ship in the Navy named for the industrial city in south central New Hampshire.

General Characteristics:Awarded: December 29, 2010
Keel laid: June 29, 2015
Launched: May 13, 2016
Commissioned: May 26, 2018
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 MANCHESTER. 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 on September 1, 2018, during an open ship event aboard USS MANCHESTER as part of Fleet Week Los Angeles at San Pedro, Calif.

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



The photos below were taken by Michael Jenning and show the MANCHESTER departing Naval Base San Diego, Calif., on September 30, 2018. The MANCHESTER is proceeding to San Francisco to participate in Fleet Week San Francisco.



The photos below were taken by Michael Jenning on October 4, 2018, during an open ship event aboard USS MANCHESTER (LCS 14) as part of Fleet Week San Francisco.

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The photos below were taken by Michael Jenning and show the MANCHESTER during the Parade of Ships during Fleet Week San Francisco on October 5, 2018.



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