The second U.S. Navy ship named for the large city in Missouri.
(LCS-22: 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-22 on 29 December 2010; Secretary of the Navy Raymond E. Mabus Jr., announced the name Kansas City for her on 20 July 2015; and she was laid down on 15 November 2017 at Mobile, Ala., by Austal USA.
Kansas City will provide the required war fighting capabilities and operational flexibility to execute a variety of missions in areas such as mine warfare, anti-submarine warfare, and surface warfare. She will be built with modular design incorporating mission packages that can be changed out quickly as combat needs change in a region. These mission packages are supported by detachments that deploy both manned and unmanned vehicles, and sensors in support of mine, undersea, and surface warfare missions.
Detailed history pending.
Mark L. Evans
17 September 2018