Los Angeles Fleet Week kicks off with ship arrivals

August 27, 2019 – The City of Los Angeles welcomed more than 1,200 Sailors and Marines to the Los Angeles and San Pedro area for a weeklong tribute to the sea services during the fourth annual Los Angeles Fleet Week being held Aug. 27 – Sept. 2. Los Angeles Fleet Week offers the public an opportunity to tour naval ships, engage with service members, and enjoy a variety of displays and events throughout the week. It also gives the public an opportunity to gain a better understanding of the sea…

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Austal Awarded USS Tulsa PSA Contract

august 15, 2019 – Austal Limited (Austal) (ASX: ASB) has received an award from the United States Department of Defense totaling over US$23 million (~A$34million) for support activities, including dry docking, on the USS Tulsa. The award of the Post Shakedown Availability (PSA) service contract for the USS Tulsa (LCS 16) is in addition to the US$21 million contract Austal was awarded in January 2019 for the USS Manchester (LCS 14). Both are Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ships manufactured by Austal. The USS Tulsa PSA contract will the second contract where…

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USS Tulsa commissioned as Navy’s newest surface combatant

February 16, 2019 – The littoral combat ship USS Tulsa (LCS 16) was commissioned as the Navy’s newest surface combatant in a ceremony in San Francisco Feb. 16. The Independence-variant LCS is the Navy’s second ship to be named for the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma. “She truly is an amazing ship and an amazing addition to the fleet, but as impressive as she is, she would be nothing without the Sailors you see lining her deck this morning,” said Cmdr. Drew Borovies, Tulsa’s commanding officer. “And as much as they…

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Future USS Tulsa set for San Francisco Commissioning

February 13, 2019 – The Navy will commission its newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship, the future USS Tulsa (LCS 16), during a 10 a.m. (PST) ceremony Saturday, Feb. 16, at San Francisco’s Embarcadero Pier 30/32. U.S. Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma will deliver the commissioning ceremony’s principal address. Kathy Taylor, former mayor of Tulsa, Oklahoma is the ship’s sponsor. The ceremony will be highlighted by a time-honored Navy tradition when Taylor gives the first order to “man our ship and bring her to life!” “This ship is named in honor…

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Future USS Tulsa Arrives in San Diego

November 21, 2018 – The Independence variant littoral combat ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Tulsa (LCS 16) arrived at Naval Base San Diego, Nov. 21, after completing the ship’s maiden voyage from the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama. Prior to arriving at its new homeport of San Diego, Tulsa made several port calls and completed a successful transit through the Panama Canal. “Every day at sea, sailing across the Atlantic, the Caribbean and the Pacific, we trained together as a team, conducting a myriad of drills while getting to know…

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Austal Receives Additional LCS Work

August 6, 2018 – AUSTAL today announced the United States Department of Defence has awarded Austal USA US$14,843,400 for a cost-plus-award fee against a previously awarded Basic Ordering Agreement. The order provides engineering and management services in support of work specification development, prefabrication effort and material procurement for the post-shakedown availability for the Independence Class Littoral Combat Ship, USS Tulsa (LCS 16). Austal will provide program management, advanced planning, engineering, design, prefabrication and material kitting. The work will be conducted by Austal USA across the Mobile, Alabama and San Diego,…

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Navy Accepts Delivery of Future USS Tulsa (LCS 16)

The Navy accepted delivery of the future USS Tulsa (LCS 16) during a ceremony in Mobile, Alabama, April 30. 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 in San Francisco. “Today marks a significant milestone in the life of the future USS Tulsa, as transfer occurs to the Navy and she enters service,” said Capt. Mike Taylor, LCS program manager. “I look forward to celebrating the commissioning…

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Navy Christens Future Tulsa

February 13, 2017 – The future USS Tulsa (LCS 16) was christened Feb. 11, in Mobile, Alabama. Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO) Adm. Bill Moran delivered the keynote address before a crowd of several hundred. Moran told the audience Tulsa will be a workhorse of the fleet, able to reach over 1,000 ports around the 50,000 islands in the South China Sea. “Ships like Tulsa will operate where much of our Navy simply cannot, in the shallows and in the littorals, with speed, agility, and lethality,” Moran said. Many in…

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