Littoral Combat Frigate
The Littoral Combat Frigate is the current Frigate design used by South Hills, built around speed, manueverability, and ability to operate in shallow waters. It has been in service since 2005.
It is replacing the Greenock Frigate.
1x BAE Systems Mk 110 57 mm gun, 400 rounds in turret and two ready service magazines with 240 rounds each. 4x .50-cal machine guns 2x Mk44 Bushmaster II 30mm guns 21x RIM-116 Rolling Airframe Missile Surface-to-Air Missiles Other weapons as part of mission modules
1x MH-60R/S SeaHawk 1x MQ-8 Fire Scout UAV
The Littoral Combat Frigate design was created in the late 1990's, in response to the need of a fast response naval vessel capable of shore and sea response. The ship only has a draft of about 10 feet, which makes it capable of going within hundreds of yards to shore, making it a perfect shore support and anti-air platform.
Ships in Class
|Bellevue||LCF-1||Matthews Sound Shipbuilding||31 August 2004||11 December 2005||Naval Base Matthews||Active|
|Keigan Sea||LCF-2||Matthews Sound Shipbuilding||13 November 2004||12 November 2005||Naval Base Matthews||Active|
|Bellevue||LCF-3||Matthews Sound Shipbuilding||12 December 2004||12 February 2006||Naval Base Matthews||Active|
|Bellevue||LCF-4||Matthews Sound Shipbuilding||31 May 2005||13 April 2006||Naval Base Matthews||Active|
|Braddock||LCF-5||Matthews Sound Shipbuilding||11 September 2005||1 November 2006||Naval Base Matthews||Active|
|Glassport||LCF-6||Matthews Sound Shipbuilding||1 February 2006||2 March 2007||Naval Base Matthews||Active|
|Oakdale||LCF-7||Matthews Sound Shipbuilding||4 July 2006||3 August 2007||Naval Base Matthews||Active|
|Elm||LCF-8||Matthews Sound Shipbuilding||12 December 2007||1 December 2008||Naval Base Matthews||Active|
|Brentwood||LCF-9||Matthews Sound Shipbuilding||1 March 2009||13 April 2010||Naval Base Matthews||Active|
|Wall||LCF-10||Matthews Sound Shipbuilding||1 July 2010||11 August 2011||Naval Base Matthews||Active|
|West Elizabeth||LCF-11||Matthews Sound Shipbuilding||1 May 2011||2 April 2012||Naval Base Matthews||Active|
|Madison||LCF-12||Matthews Sound Shipbuilding||1 May 2012||3 Juny 2013||Naval Base Matthews||Active|
|Bunker Hill||LCF-13||Matthews Sound Shipbuilding||1 July 2013||11 August 2014||Naval Base Matthews||Active|
|Montgomery||LCF-14||Matthews Sound Shipbuilding||1 July 2013||11 August 2014||Naval Base Matthews||Active|
|Kitty Hawk||LCF-15||Matthews Sound Shipbuilding||Laid Down|
|TBD||LCF-16||Matthews Sound Shipbuilding||Contract awarded|
|TBD||LCF-17||Matthews Sound Shipbuilding||Contract awarded|