Did You Know… Five Facts About USS Milwaukee

Milwaukee’s two diesel engines combined produce 17,370 horsepower. Derived from railroad locomotives, these engines together produce more power than 35 semitrucks.
 
 
 
Upon delivery, Milwaukee will rely on more than 7,000 sensors that continually send information to systems for display, logging and analysis. By comparison, a new car contains about 100 sensors.
 
 
At full power, the waterjets that will propel Milwaukee can fill an Olympic-size swimming pool in about 20 seconds.
 
Milwaukee will accelerate to full speed in less than two minutes, and can stop within two ship lengths.
 
 
 
Crew members can remotely monitor and operate the main propulsion plant using touch screen computers on the bridge of Milwaukee.