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|
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.
Accidents aboard USS MILWAUKEE:
|December 11, 2015||off the US East Coast||While 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.|
USS MILWAUKEE Image Gallery:
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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