USS JACKSON is the third INDEPENDENCE - class Littoral Combat Ship and the first ship in the Navy to bear the name of the capital of Mississippi.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: December 29, 2010|
|Keel laid: October 18, 2012|
|Launched: December 14, 2013|
|Commissioned: December 5, 2015|
|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|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS JACKSON. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
USS JACKSON Image Gallery:
The photos below were taken by Michael Jenning and show the JACKSON at Naval Base San Diego, Calif., on October 6, 2016.
The photos below were taken by Michael Jenning and show the JACKSON at BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair for a Post Shakedown Availability (PSA) on October 11, 2017.