United States
February 5, 2019

INDY Variant Littoral Combat Ship 36 and 38 Named USS Kingsville and USS Pierre

Mobile, Ala. – Austal USA is excited to learn the Secretary of the Navy has named littoral combat ships 36 and 38. LCS 36 is the USS Kingsville after Kingsville, Texas, and LCS 38 is USS Pierre after the capitol city of South Dakota.

The names were revealed this week by the U.S. Navy. The two ships will be built at Austal USA’s state of the art manufacturing facility in Mobile, Ala. with start of construction scheduled for 2020/2021.

“Austal is honored to be building ships named after two cities that boast such a rich U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corp. history,” said Austal USA President Craig Perciavalle.

With five INDY variant littoral combat ships currently under construction and a sixth, LCS 30, set to begin construction later this month, the future USS Kingsville (LCS 36) and USS Pierre (LCS 38) are the 18th and 19th LCS to be built at Austal USA’s facility in Mobile.

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