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USS Milwaukee (LCS 5)

USS MILWAUKEE is the third FREEDOM - class Littoral Combat Ship and the fifth ship in the Navy named after the city of Milwaukee in Wisconsin.

General Characteristics:Awarded: December 29, 2010
Keel laid: October 27, 2011
Launched: December 18, 2013
Commissioned: November 21, 2015
Builder: Marinette Marine, Marinette, Wis.
Propulsion system: two gas turbine engines, two diesel engines, waterjets
Length: 377 feet (115 meters)
Beam: 57.4 feet (17.5 meters)
Draft: 13.5 feet (4.13 meters)
Displacement: approx. 3,000 tons full load
Speed: 45 knots
Armament: one Mk-110 57mm gun, one RAM system, two Mk-46 30mm chain guns
Aircraft: two MH-60 helicopters
Homeport: Mayport, Fla.
Crew: approx. 50 core crew (two crews) plus mission crew


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Crew List:

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


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Accidents aboard USS MILWAUKEE:

DateWhereEvents
December 11, 2015off the US East CoastWhile on her way to San Diego, Calif., the MILWAUKEE experiences a complete loss of propulsion and is being towed to Little Creek, Va. In February 2016, the Navy states, that the reason for the incident were problems when the crew switched from gas turbine to Diesel engines.


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The photos below were taken by Michael Jenning on October 7, 2018, during an open ship event aboard USS MILWAUKEE (LCS 5) as part of Fleet Week Maryland at Baltimore, Md.

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