The first cut of metal for the future USNS Apalachicola (T-EPF 13) took place on August 19, 2019 at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama.
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25 Aug 2019
USNS Puerto Rico (EPF 11), successfully completed the first integrated sea trials for an Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) ship Aug. 22. The ship returned to the Austal USA shipyard following two days underway in the Gulf of Mexico.
25 Feb 2019
Construction on the future USS Canberra (LCS 30) began on Feb. 22 in Austal USA's module manufacturing facility. Dave Growden, native Australian, LCS Program Director and a 30-year member of Austal USA's team, had the honor of pushing the button to start the router that cut the first piece of aluminum, signalling start of construction for the 15th Independence-variant littoral combat ship.
13 Feb 2019
US Navy's future USS Cincinnati (LCS 20) successfully concluded acceptance trials in the Gulf of Mexico Feb. 8, following a series of in-port and underway demonstrations for the Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey, US Navy PEO Unmanned and Small Combatants Public Affairs said on Feb. 12.
06 Feb 2019
The Secretary of the US Navy has named littoral combat ships 36 and 38, Austal USA said on February 5. LCS 36 is the USS Kingsville after Kingsville, Texas, and LCS 38 is USS Pierre after the capitol city of South Dakota.