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

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