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Gabrielle Giffords (LCS-10)


Representative Gabrielle Giffords (8 June 1970–) of Ariz. 

(LCS-10: 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

Gabrielle Giffords (LCS-10) was laid down on 16 April 2014 at Mobile, Ala., by Austal USA; launched on 25 February 2015; co-sponsored by Mrs. Roxanna Green, mother of Christina-Taylor Green, who was killed during the mass shooting on 8 January 2011 in Tuscon, Ariz., at which Representative Giffords suffered severe gunshot wounds, and Dr. Jill T. Biden, wife of Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.; completed her acceptance trials in the Gulf of Mexico on 18 November 2016; was delivered on 23 December 2016; and was commissioned at Pier 21 at Galveston, Texas, on 10 June 2017, Cmdr. Keith Woodley in command. 

Detailed history pending. 

Mark L. Evans
5 February 2018

Published: Mon Feb 05 14:13:31 EST 2018