Oct 25, 2014

Side Launching the 378 ft USS Detroit

 

Watch the 378.3 ft (115.3 m) USS Detroit get side launched into the Menominee River on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. USS Detroit (LCS-7) is a Freedom class littoral combat ship of the United States Navy and the sixth ship to be named after the city of Detroit, Michigan.

The ship has a displacement of 2.862 tons (full load), a top speed of 45 knots (52 mph; 83 km/h), a range of 3,500 nmi (6,500 km) at 18 knots (21 mph; 33 km/h) and an endurance of 21 days (336 hours). [source]

 

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