US Navy to christen USS Omaha

The U.S. Navy announced the christening ceremony of the newest Independence-variant littoral combat ship, USS Omaha (LCS 12), that will take place in Mobile, Alabama, December 19.

Omaha, designated LCS 12, honors the city of Omaha, Nebraska.

Ray Mabus, secretary of the Navy, who will serve as principal speaker, said: “More than 4,000 American craftsmen have made this ship possible, craftsmen from Mobile and all around the country, making components of the ship and its systems.”

The ship was built by Austal USA on the company’s Mobile, Alabama shipyard. USS Omaha was launched on November 22, 2015 as the fourth Independence-variant LCS Austal has built for the U.S. Navy and as the Nation’s twelfth littoral combat ship.

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