Austal USA Launches the Future USS Augusta (LCS 34)

On May 23rd, Austal USA successfully launched the 17th Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), the future USS Augusta (LCS 34). Assisted by tugs, the ship was escorted out of Austal USA’s floating dry dock and secured pier side on the waterfront for machinery commissioning and system activation in preparation for sea trials later this year. The launch of Augusta was…

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Austal Awarded T-EPF 16 Construction Contract

Austal USA announced today that it was awarded a $230.5 million contract for the detail design and construction of EPF 16, the Navy’s newest Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) ship. Austal USA has successfully delivered 12 EPFs, on schedule and on budget. Three additional EPF’s are currently under construction. EPFs have demonstrated their operational capability to conduct a variety of missions…

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AUSTAL USA Opens Steel Shipbuilding Yard in Mobile

Austal Limited is pleased to announce that Austal USA has officially opened the company’s new state-of-the-art steel shipbuilding facility in Mobile, Alabama, enabling the simultaneous production of both aluminium and steel hulled ships. The ceremony celebrating the opening of the 11,000 square metre manufacturing facility was supported by Alabama Governor Kay Ivey, United States Congressman Jerry Carl, Representative for Alabama’s…

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Acting SECNAV Names Future Expeditionary Fast Transport Ship Point Loma

Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas W. Harker announced July 16 that a future Spearhead-class Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) ship will be named to honor the San Diego seaside community of Point Loma. The future USNS Point Loma (T-EPF-15) will be the second naval vessel to bear this name, the first being a deep submergence support ship that was decommissioned…

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Austal USA’s First Steel Project to be Salvage Tug

June 7, 2021 – Austal Limited is pleased to announce that Austal USA has been awarded a US$3.6 million functional design contract to prepare for construction of the new Navajo-class Towing, Salvage and Rescue Ship (T-ATS) for the United States Navy. Austal USA will prepare a functional design for the T-ATS, an 80 metre steel monohull vessel with multi-mission capability…

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Navy Commissions Littoral Combat Ship USS Mobile

May 22, 2021 – The Navy commissioned its newest Independence Class littoral combat ship USS Mobile (LCS 26) during a ceremony in Mobile, Alabama, May 22. Due to COVID-19 limitations, 400 guests attended the socially distanced ceremony for the littoral combat ship named in honor of the city in which it was built. The Honorable Tommy Tuberville, U.S. Senator of…

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Commissioning Date for USS Mobile (LCS 26) Announced

Apologies for poor quality of this US Navy photo. April 21, 2021 – The future USS Mobile (LCS 26), the U.S. Navy’s newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), will be commissioned May 22, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. (CT) in Mobile, Alabama. Due to ongoing public health and safety concerns related to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the ceremony will take…

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Austal Breaks Ground on Steel Shipbuilding Yard

March 29, 2021 – Austal Limited is pleased to announce that construction has officially commenced on Austal USA’s new steel shipbuilding facility, in Mobile, Alabama. Austal USA hosted a ceremony at the company’s shipyard on Friday 26th March 2021, to mark the start of construction of a new steel shipbuilding facility that will provide the capability to meet increasing demand…

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