VIDEO: Littoral Combat Ship USS Milwaukee Hits Full Speed

The Littoral Combat Ship USS Milwaukee can reach speeds of more than 45 knots, making it the fastest surface combatant in the fleet.

The U.S. Navy tested out one of its newest ships this week, as the Littoral Combat Ship USS Milwaukee hit the open water.

The USS Milwaukee has a top speed of more than 45 knots, making it the fastest surface combatant in the fleet.

According to the ship’s website:

Two Rolls-Royce MT30 gas turbine engines producing a total of 96,000 horsepower.  A direct derivation of the Trent 800 engines that power a Boeing 777; provide more horsepower than:

  • 223 Chevrolet Corvettes
  • 457 Ford Mustangs
  • 580 Harley Davidson VRXSE Destroyer V-Rod Destroyer Drag Racing Motorcycles

For more information on the USS Milwaukee, please visit USSmilwaukeelcs5.org.

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