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Little Rock II (LCS-9)

2017–

The capital city of Arkansas.

The second U.S. Navy ship named Little Rock. The first Little Rock, a light cruiser (CL-92), was reclassified to a guided missile light cruiser (CLG-4) on 23 May 1957, on 1 July 1975 to a guided missile cruiser (CG-4), and served from 1945–1976.


Sailors brace themselves against the cold as Little Rock (LCS-9) commissions near the first Little Rock (CG-4) on the Buffalo River, N.Y., 16 December 2017. (U.S. Navy Photograph 171216-N-N0101-101, courtesy of Lockheed Martin, NavyNews)
Caption: Sailors brace themselves against the cold as Little Rock (LCS-9) commissions near the first Little Rock (CG-4) on the Buffalo River, N.Y., 16 December 2017. (U.S. Navy Photograph 171216-N-N0101-101, courtesy of Lockheed Martin, NavyNews)

II

(LCS-9: displacement 3,450; length 387.6'; beam 57.7'; draft 14.1'; speed 40+ knots; complement 45+ augmentees that can include an aviation detachment, maritime security mission package, and a Coast Guard law enforcement detachment; armament 1 Mk 110 57 millimeter gun, RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM), 2 Mk 44 30 millimeter Bushmaster II guns, and 4 .50 caliber machine guns; aircraft 1 Sikorsky MH-60R/S Seahawk and 1 Northrop Grumman MQ-8B Fire Scout; class Freedom

The second Little Rock (LCS-9) was laid down on 27 June 2013 at Marinette, Wisc., by Marinette Marine Corp. (Lockheed Martin); launched on 18 July 2015; sponsored by Mrs. Janée L. Bonner, wife of Representative Josiah R. Bonner Jr., of Ala.; delivered on 25 September 2017; and commissioned on 16 December 2017, on the Buffalo River, N.Y, Cmdr. Todd P. Peters in command, LCS Crew 109. 

Detailed history pending. 

Mark L. Evans
5 February 2018

Published: Mon Feb 05 13:21:00 EST 2018