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Keel Laid: June 2, 2005
Christened: September 23, 2006
Commissioned: November 8, 2008

Builder: Marinette Marine, Marinette, WI.
Propulsion system: Combined two diesel powerplants 
and two Rolls-Royce MT30 gas turbines, steerable 
water jet propulsion
Length, overall: 378.3 feet 
Beam: 57.4 feet 
Draft: 12.1 feet 
Displacement: approx. 3000 tons 
Speed: 40 knots
Crew: 50 core crew members, 98 with detachments
Aviation: two MH-60R/S or 
one MH-60R/S and three VTUAV's
Armament: 
 - 1 MK 31 Mod 0 RAM Launcher
 - 1 MK 110 Mod 0 57mm Gun system
 - 2 MK 46 Mod 2 30mm GWS
 - 3 MK 26 Mod 17 .50 Cal Machine guns
Homeport: San Diego, CA.