Did You Know… Facts About LCS Detroit


Prior to launch, LCS Detroit will sit 12-14 feet above the waterline on the launch ways. It took several hours and unique equipment to complete the engineering feat of moving Detroit from her construction site to the water.




It takes about seven seconds from the time the launch ways are released to the time the ship splashes into the water.



Like the cars made in the motor city, Detroit is fast and can sprint at speeds greater than 45 knots.

Vector Hawk



Detroit is comprised of approximately 2,000 tons of steel and 500 tons of aluminum, enough aluminum to make 65 million 12 ounce soda cans!




Detroit – often called the ‘Car Capital of the World’ celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang this year. The ship USS Detroit has more horsepower than 275 of the 2015 Mustangs, combined.

Stalker XE



Upon delivery, Detroit 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.

Kestrel Autopilot



At full power, the waterjets that will propel Detroit can fill an Olympic-size swimming pool in about 20 seconds.



Detroit will accelerate from 0-40 knots in less than two minutes.




There are roughly 1,000,000 feet of cable on Detroit!




In less than the length of three football fields, USS Detroit will go from top speed to a complete stop.

Remote Minehunting System



Crew members can remotely monitor and operate the main propulsion plant using touch screen computers on the bridge of Detroit.




Detroit’s two diesel engines combined produce 17,370 horsepower. Derived from railroad locomotives, these engines together produce more power than 35 semitrucks.


October 13, 2014