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US Navy - Littoral Combat Ship
LCS 5 - USS Milwaukee
 
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Type, class: Littoral Combat Ship - LCS; Freedom class
Builder: Marinette Marine Corporation, Marinette, Wisconsin, USA
  
STATUS:
Awarded: December 29, 2010
Laid down: October 27, 2011
Launched: December 18, 2013
Commissioned: November 21, 2015
IN SERVICE
 
Homeport: Naval Station Mayport, Florida
Namesake: City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Ships Motto: STRENGHT FREEDOM - 1846
Technical Data: see: INFO > Freedom class Littoral Combat Ship - LCS
 
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Atlantic Ocean - June 2019

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Atlantic Ocean - June 2019

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An MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 22 (HSC-22)
conducts flight operations with USS Milwaukee (LCS 5) - Atlantic Ocean - June 2019

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An MQ-8B Fire Scout UAV (HSC-22) conducts flight operations with USS Milwaukee - Atlantic Ocean - June 2019

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An MQ-8B Fire Scout UAV (HSC-22) conducts flight operations with USS Milwaukee - Atlantic Ocean - June 2019

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An MQ-8B Fire Scout UAV (HSC-22) conducts flight operations with USS Milwaukee - Atlantic Ocean - June 2019

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Atlantic Ocean - June 2019

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Mayport, Florida - March 2019

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Mayport, Florida - March 2019

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Mayport, Florida - March 2019

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Baltimore, Maryland - October 2018

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Baltimore, Maryland - October 2018

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Baltimore, Maryland - October 2018

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USS Milwaukee (LCS 5) fires an AGM-114L Longbow Hellfire missile during a live-fire missile exercise off the coast of Virginia - May 11 2018

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USS Milwaukee (LCS 5) fires an AGM-114L Longbow Hellfire missile during a live-fire missile exercise off the coast of Virginia - May 11 2018

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Naval Station Mayport, Florida - June 2016

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Naval Station Mayport, Florida - June 2016

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Naval Station Mayport, Florida - February 2016

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commissioning ceremony - Milwaukee, Wisconsin - November 21, 2015

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commissioning ceremony - Milwaukee, Wisconsin - November 21, 2015

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commissioning ceremony - Milwaukee, Wisconsin - November 21, 2015

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launching ceremony - Marinette, Wisconsin - December 18, 2013 (Lockheed Martin photo via USN)

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launching ceremony - Marinette, Wisconsin - December 18, 2013 (Lockheed Martin photo via USN)

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launching ceremony - Marinette, Wisconsin - December 18, 2013 (Lockheed Martin photo via USN)

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Marinette, Wisconsin - December 2013 (Lockheed Martin photo via USN)

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Marinette, Wisconsin - December 2013 (Lockheed Martin photo via USN)

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USS Milwaukee (LCS 5):

Over the 2015 Labor Day weekend holiday, it was reported that Milwaukee generated waves greater than five feet tall during test runs near Door County's Chambers Island which damaged more than 40 boats. Milwaukee was still in the custody of Marinette Marine at the time of the incident and was conducting pre-commissioning acceptance trials. In June 2016, the Coast Guard announced that their investigation was complete and that no enforcement action would be taken against any of the parties involved.

Milwaukee completed her acceptance trials prior to 1 November 2015 and was commissioned in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on 21 November 2015. She has improved systems as well as mission modules compared to USS Freedom and USS Independence, the first two Littoral Combat Ships. Her keel was laid down on 27 October 2011. Lockheed VP Joe North has said that starting with Milwaukee, the Lockheed LCS design is "done, locked and stable". This is after thirty or so changes from USS Fort Worth on top of hundreds of changes from USS Freedom. One of the improvements for Milwaukee is specially designed waterjets that replace the commercial versions used on previous Littoral Combat Ships.

On 11 December 2015, on its way to San Diego from Halifax, Nova Scotia, the vessel experienced a "complete loss of propulsion" and was towed to Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, Virginia.

On 23 February 2016, CNN reported an update on the status of Milwaukee. In that update Navy Lt. Rebecca Haggard stated that Milwaukee "is designed to operate with gas turbine and diesel engines, which can operate in tandem or independently, In the case of Milwaukee, when switching from one system to the other, a clutch failed to disengage as designed. Instead, the clutch remained spinning and some of the clutch gears were damaged." Lt. Haggard also stated that quick action by the crew prevented more serious problems and the damaged clutch was repaired in Virginia.

On 30 December 2016, Milwaukee participated in a homeport shift ceremony that took place at Naval Station Mayport. The ship was previously based out of Naval Base San Diego. She is assigned to Littoral Combat Ship Squadron Two.

source: wikipedia
 
 
 
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