The fourth U.S. Navy ship named for the city in Nebraska. The first Omaha, a screw sloop-of-war, was laid down in 1867 at Philadelphia Navy Yard, Pa., as Astoria, launched on 10 June 1869, renamed Omaha on 10 August 1869, and served from 1872–1914. The second Omaha, a light cruiser (CL-4), served from 1923–1945. The third Omaha, an attack submarine (SSN-692), served from 1978–1995.
(LCS-12: 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 fourth Omaha (LCS-12) was laid down on 18 February 2015 at Mobile, Ala., by Austal USA; launched on 20 November 2015; sponsored by Mrs. Susan A. Buffet, daughter of philanthropist Warren E. Buffet; completed her acceptance trials on 12 May 2017; was delivered on 15 September 2017; and was commissioned on 3 February 2018, at Broadway Pier at San Diego, Calif., Cmdr. Michael H. Toth, LCS Crew 213 in command.
Detailed history pending.
Mark L. Evans
1 February 2018