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USS Milwaukee (LCS 5)
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USS Milwaukee (LCS-5) is the third ship of the Freedom variant of the Littoral Combat Ship class, making her one of the newest and most sophisticated ships at sea today. Milwaukee was designed by Lockheed Martin and constructed by Marinette Marine Corporation (Fincantieri) in Marinette, Wisconsin. Milwaukee is armed with the Mk 110 57 mm gun. This gun provides dual-purpose, fully automated fire using the new Bofors 57 mm 3P all-target programmable ammunition which allows 3 proximity fusing modes as well as settings for time, impact, and armor piercing functions. This increases the flexibility and effectiveness of the gun system, reducing reaction time and making it possible to choose ammunition specific to the target at the moment of firing, giving it the ability to switch rapidly between surface targets, air targets, as well as ground targets. Milwaukee is also armed with RIM 116 Rolling Airframe Missiles, .50 cal machine guns, and 30 mm Bushmaster chain guns.

Ship Information:

  • Class: Littoral Combat Ship

  • Variant: Freedom

  • Keel Laid: 27 October 2011

  • Christened/Launched: 18 December 2013

  • Commissioned: 21 November, 2015

  • Ship’s Sponsor: Mrs. Sylvia M. Panetta

  • Length: 389 feet

  • Bean: 59 feet

  • Draft: 15 feet

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