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