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Cincinnati V (LCS-20)

The fifth U.S. Navy ship named for the city in Ohio. 

(LCS-20: displacement 3,200; length 421.5'; beam 103.7'; draft 15.1'; speed 40+ knots; complement 40+ augmentees; armament 1 Mk 110 57 millimeter gun, RIM-116 SeaRAM (Rolling Airframe Missile) defense system, and 4 .50 caliber machine guns; aircraft 2 Sikorsky MH-60R/S Seahawks and 1 Northrop Grumman MQ-8B Fire Scout; class Independence

The Navy awarded Austal USA the contract to build LCS-20 on 29 December 2010; and Secretary of the Navy Raymond E. Mabus Jr., announced the selection of the name Cincinnati for her on 19 July 2015. The fifth Cincinnati (LCS-20) was laid down on 10 April 2017 at Mobile, Ala.; christened on 5 May 2018; was sponsored by Secretary of Commerce Penny S. Pritzker; and completed her acceptance trials in the Gulf of Mexico on 8 February 2019.

Detailed history pending. 

Mark L. Evans
13 February 2019

Published: Wed Feb 13 09:18:57 EST 2019