USS OMAHA (LCS 12)
USS Omaha (LCS 12) is an Independence Class littoral combat ship and the fourth ship to bear the name USS Omaha, named for the largest city in Nebraska. Omaha was Christened on December 19, 2015. The ship's sponsor is Susie Buffett. The commissioning will be held in San Diego, CA at Broadway Pier on February 3, 2018.
Displacement: 2,307 metric tons
Length: 418 feet
Beam: 104 feet
Draft: 14 feet
Speed: 40+ knots
Propulsion: 2 Gas Turbines, 2 Diesels.
Power Plant: 4 Diesel geneators
Range: 4300 nautical miles
Crew Size: 40 (8 Officers, 32 enlisted). May also carry up to 35 mission crew.
Armament: 57mm Gun system
Four .50 caliber guns
SeaRam missile system
Additional armament can vary based on mission modules loaded.
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SHIELD: Light blue denotes the City of Omaha’s location on the Missouri River, 10 miles north of the Platte River, making the City the anchor of the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area. The shield shape is reminiscent of the prow of LCS 12 and further resembles the home plate of a baseball field from the College World Series, held every year in Omaha. The blue arrowhead alludes to the patch of the USS OMAHA (SSN 692) and honors the various Native American tribes that lived in the land that became Omaha. The sunburst suggests the one displayed on the City of Omaha flag and is symbolic of the westward migration of settlers that flowed through the City.
CREST: The anchor and four stars denote USS OMAHA as being the fourth vessel to bear that name. The railroad tracks symbolize the First Transcontinental Railroad and the Union Pacific Railroad which provided an essential developmental boon for the City.
MOTTO: The ship’s Latin motto derives from that of Omaha, Nebraska and translates to “Courageously in Every Enterprise,” which denotes LCS 12’s leadership and her crew’s willingness to brave any future endeavor.
SEAL: The coat of arms as blazoned in full color on an oval field within a dark blue designation band, edged with a gold roped border and bearing the name “USS OMAHA” at the top and “LCS 12” at the base.
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