Coronado - LCS 4
The Coronado (LCS 4) is the second Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) to feature an innovative, proven trimaran hull. This design offers unparalleled stability for marine and aviation operations up to and including Sea State 5. Coronado, the second Independence Class Littoral Combat Ship, is being constructed in Austal USA’s Modular Manufacturing Facility (MMF). It is scheduled for delivery to the U.S. Navy in 2013.
December 17, 2009
The keel laying ceremony was held in Mobile at Austal USA’s Assembly Bay 4 to record completion of the first major construction milestone for the Coronado (LCS 4). In attendance were a number of Navy representatives, including RDML James Murdoch, Navy Littoral Combat Ship Program Manager, and members of the General Dynamics Littoral Combat Ship Team, including members of the Austal USA work force.
April 30, 2009
The U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics a contract to construct Coronado (LCS 4), the second Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) to feature an innovative, high-speed trimaran hull. This contract will support more than 500 jobs in Austal’s Mobile shipyard, as well as more than 100 employees of General Dynamics Bath Iron Works in Bath and Mobile, and General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems in Pittsfield, Mass., Mobile and other locations.
Coronado (LCS 4) is scheduled for delivery in September 2013 with commissioning date of April 2014.
Namesake: Named after the city of Coronado, California
||2790 tons (full load)|
||4.50 meters (full load)|
45+ knots (=83+ km/h)
2 gas turbines
2 MTU diesel engines
4 steerable waterjets
2 MH-60R/S helicopters or
1 57mm/70 gun
1 launcher for Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) (RIM-116 missiles)
||40 core crew/ + mission-crew|