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  • 12 February 2017
    Authorities

    The U.S. Navy christened littoral combat ship number 16 with the christening of the Independence-variant ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16). The ceremony took place on February 11 at Austal’s Mobile, Alabama shipyard. Designated LCS 16, the ship honors the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Adm. William F. Moran, vice chief of naval operations, delivered the ceremony’s […]

  • 10 February 2017

    U.S. Navy will christen its newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship, USS Tulsa (LCS 16), during a 10 a.m. CST ceremony Saturday, Feb. 11th, in Mobile, Alabama. Tulsa, designated LCS 16, honors the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Adm. William F. Moran, vice chief of naval operations, will deliver the ceremony’s principal address. Kathy Taylor, former mayor […]

  • 8 February 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    USS Tulsa (LCS 16), the US Navy’s eighth Independence variant littoral combat ship, is scheduled to be commissioned at San Francisco’s Embarcadero Pier 30/32, in a ceremony on February 16.  Oklahoma Senator James Lankford will deliver the commissioning ceremony’s principal address. Former Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor will serve as the ship’s sponsor. The ceremony will be […]

  • 16 March 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Shipbuilder Austal rolled out the U.S. Navy’s future littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16) at its Alabama, Mobile, shipyard on March 15. After being rolled out of her assembly bay onto a barge for transfer down the Mobile River to a floating drydock at BAE Shipyard, the trimaran will enter the water on Thursday, March […]

  • 2 May 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy accepted delivery of the future littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16) during a ceremony in Mobile, Alabama, April 30. The delivery marks the official transfer of LCS-16 from the shipbuilder, an Austal USA-led team, to the navy. It is the final milestone prior to commissioning, which is planned for late 2018 […]

  • 18 February 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s 15th littoral combat ship – USS Tulsa (LCS 16) – was commissioned as the Navy’s newest surface combatant in a ceremony in San Francisco on February 16. The Independence-variant LCS is the Navy’s second ship to be named for the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The ship has progressed from its keel laying […]

  • 22 November 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship has arrived at her future homeport of Naval Base San Diego ahead of her commissioning ceremony next year. Tulsa (LCS 16) arrived in San Diego on November 21, after completing the ship’s maiden voyage from the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama. Prior to arriving at its new […]

  • 16 September 2015
    Authorities

    Secretary of the US Navy, Ray Mabus, announced on September 15th, 2015,  that the next Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) will be named USS Tulsa (LCS 16). The selection of the name honors Oklahoma’s second largest city. Tulsa will be the second commissioned ship to bear the name. The first, a patrol gunboat commissioned in 1923, […]

  • 7 June 2013
    Industry news

    Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced yesterday the next three joint high speed vessels (JHSV) will be named USNS Yuma, USNS Bismarck and USNS Burlington, and two littoral combat ships (LCS) will be named USS Billings and USS Tulsa.  “It is my privilege as Secretary of the Navy to name these ships after five […]

  • 16 March 2018
    Vessels

    Future US Navy littoral combat ship (LCS) Tulsa (LCS 16) has successfully completed acceptance trials after a series of in-port and underway demonstrations for the US Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey. The trials, concluded on March 9, are the last significant milestone before delivery of the ship to the navy. During the trials, the navy conducted […]

  • 13 January 2016
    Industry news

    Austal hosted a keel-laying ceremony for the future USS Tulsa (LCS 16) on January 11th, marking the first significant milestone in the ship’s construction. This ship is the sixth Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) built at Austal under the 10-ship, $3.5 billion block buy contract awarded to Austal in 2010. Ship sponsor Kathy Taylor, former […]

  • 23 November 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    U.S. Navy’s future Independence-class littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) completed its acceptance trials November 18, the U.S. Navy announced. The trials, which are the last significant milestone before delivery of the ship to the Navy, consisted of a series of in-port and underway demonstrations for the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey […]

  • 19 October 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has awarded Austal USA a contract to provide engineering and management services support of the Post Shakedown Availability for the Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10). The US$12 million cost-plus-award-fee order is seen as a boost to the company’s growing support business, which provides support to both the LCS and expeditionary […]

  • 30 June 2015
    Authorities

    Austal and the U.S. Navy held a keel-laying ceremony yesterday, June 29, for the future USS Manchester (LCS 14), marking the first significant milestone in its construction. This ship is the fifth Independence variant littoral combat ship (LCS) built at Austal under the 10-ship, $3.5 billion block buy contract awarded to Austal in 2010. Due to […]

  • 25 June 2019
    Vessels

    The United States Navy has taken delivery of its newest Independence-class littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Cincinnati (LCS 20), Australian shipbuilder Austal said.  The newbuild has been handed over by Austal USA’s Mobile ship manufacturing facility in Alabama. “This program continues to improve with efficiency and is delivering a first rate capability for […]

  • 4 March 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The crew of the US Navy’s newest littoral combat ship, the USS Charleston (LCS 18), ran aboard their ship and brought it to life in a March 2 ceremony at the Columbus Street Terminal in the ship’s namesake city. LCS-18 is the 16th littoral combat ship to enter the fleet and the ninth of the […]

  • 13 February 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The US Navy’s future Independence-class littoral combat ship USS Cincinnati (LCS 20) concluded acceptance trials in the Gulf of Mexico on February 8, following a series of in-port and underway demonstrations for the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey. Acceptance trials are the last significant milestone before the ship is delivered to the navy, which […]

  • 4 November 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The US Navy’s future Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Kansas City (LCS 22) has concluded acceptance trials in the Gulf of Mexico. The navy announced this on October 31, after the ship completed a series of in-port and underway demonstrations. “This level of performance is among the best I’ve seen for this class. We continue […]

  • 23 May 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The U.S. Navy’s future USS Omaha (LCS 12) wrapped up her acceptance trials on May 12, after completing a series of graded in-port and underway demonstrations for the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV). Acceptance trials are the last significant milestone before delivery of the ship to the navy. During the trial, the navy tested the […]

  • 26 December 2016
    Authorities

    The U.S. Navy received USS Gabrielle Giffords, littoral combat ship number ten, during a ceremony held at Austal’s Mobile, Alabama shipyard. The future USS Gabrielle Giffords is the fifth Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) delivered to the USN since 2009 and the fourth naval vessel delivered to the USN by Austal USA in 2016. Austal […]

  • 2 June 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australian-based shipbuilder Austal announced that it was awarded four separate post-shakedown availability (PSA) contracts by the U.S. Navy for littoral combat ships (LCS) 6 and 8. According to Austal, the contracts are worth over US$4.9 million in total. On May 6, 2016, Austal was awarded a $11.8 million contract to provide engineering and management services for advance planning […]

  • 24 June 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy has received the future USS Montgomery (LCS 8) from Austal during a ceremony held aboard USS Montgomery at the shipbuilder’s yard in Alabama on June 23. Delivery of LCS 8 marks the fourth Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) Austal has delivered to the Navy. Austal Chief Executive Officer David Singleton also said that […]

  • 2 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Austal announced that Littoral Combat Ship 6 (LCS 6), the future USS Jackson, has successfully completed US Navy acceptance trials. The trials, the last significant milestone before delivery, were undertaken in the Gulf of Mexico and involved comprehensive testing of the vessel’s major systems and equipment by the US Navy. After delivery of LCS 6, […]

  • 25 December 2017
    Authorities, Vessels

    The US Navy’s future littoral combat ship USS Manchester (LCS 14) completed acceptance trials after undergoing a series of tests with the navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey. The Independence-variant LCS passed the trials on December 15, the US Naval Sea Systems Command announced. Acceptance trials are the last significant milestone before delivery of the […]

  • 22 November 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The U.S. Navy’s future USS Omaha (LCS 12) and fourth Austal-built littoral combat ship was launched in Mobile, Alabama on November 20. Omaha was rolled out of her assembly bay at the Austal USA Shipyard onto a barge for transfer down the Mobile River to a floating drydock at BAE Shipyard on November 19. The ship […]

  • 7 August 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The future USS Montgomery (LCS 8) launched from the Austal USA shipyard Aug. 6, marking an important production milestone for the littoral combat ship program.   This vessel is the second of ten 127-meter Independence-variant LCS class ships Austal has been contracted to build for the U.S. Navy as prime contractor subsequent to a $3.5 […]

  • 25 February 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    On February 18, 2015, Austal and the US Navy held a keel-laying ceremony for the future USS Omaha (LCS 12), the fourth Independence-variant LCS class ship built at Austal under the 10-ship, $3.5 billion block buy contract awarded to Austal as prime contractor by the Navy in 2010. Captain Tom Anderson, Littoral Combat Ship Program […]

  • 16 May 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Australian-based shipbuilder Austal has announced that littoral combat ship 8 (LCS 8), the future USS Montgomery, successfully completed U.S. Navy acceptance trials. The trials, the last significant milestone before delivery involved comprehensive testing of the vessel’s major systems and equipment by the U.S. Navy. According to Austal, delivery of the ship to the Navy is […]

  • 16 December 2013
    Industry news

    The future USS Jackson (LCS 6) launched from the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Ala., Dec. 14, marking an important production milestone for the littoral combat ship program. Jackson joins the future USS Milwaukee (LCS 5), which will launch from the Marinette Marine Corp. yard in Wisconsin next week. These ships are the first vessels […]