USS Detroit

The USS Detroit is a littoral combat ship (LCS) of the United States Navy. It is the sixth vessel to bear the name, and was commissioned on October 22, 2016.


The USS Detroit is an Independence-class LCS, designed for operations in shallow waters close to shore. It has a trimaran hull design, with three separate hulls connected by a central superstructure. The ship is 377 feet long and has a displacement of 3,400 tons. It is powered by two Rolls-Royce MT30 gas turbines and four Colt-Pielstick diesel engines, giving it a top speed of over 40 knots.


The USS Detroit is armed with an array of weapons, including two 30mm Bushmaster cannons, two 11-cell Mk 41 Vertical Launch Systems (VLS), and four .50 caliber machine guns. The VLS can be used to launch anti-ship missiles, surface-to-air missiles, or anti-submarine torpedoes. The ship also carries two MH-60R Seahawk helicopters for additional surveillance and attack capabilities.

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