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Tuesday, November 3, 2015
What Goes 50 MPH and Weighs 3,400 Tons?
It has room for plenty of rod holders. I wonder what kind of gas mileage it gets? It drafts a little too much for me, though.
Class & type: Freedom-class littoral combat ship
Displacement: 3,500 metric tons (3,900 short tons) full load
Length: 378.3 ft (115.3 m)
Beam: 57.4 ft (17.5 m)
Draft: 13 ft (4.0 m)
Propulsion: 2 Rolls-Royce MT30 36 MW gas turbines, 2 Colt-Pielstick diesel engines, 4 Rolls-Royce waterjets
Speed: 45 knots (52 mph; 83 km/h) (sea state 3)
Range: 3,500 nmi (6,500 km) at 18 knots (21 mph; 33 km/h)
Endurance: 21 days (336 hours)
Boats & landing
craft carried: 11 m RHIB, 40 ft (12 m) high-speed boats
Complement: 50 core crew, 75 with mission crew (Crews rotate through hulls)
EADS TRS-3D C-band radar
X-Band Navigational Radar
S-Band Navigational Radar
Nulka decoy launchers
1 x BAE Systems Mk 110 57 mm gun
1 x RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missiles
4 x .50-cal guns
2 MH-60R/S Seahawks
MQ-8 Fire Scout
Notes: Electrical power is provided by 4 Isotta Fraschini V1708 diesel engines with Hitzinger generator units rated at 800 kW each.
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