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The future USS Kingsville (LCS 36)

Click HERE for the kiiitv.com article and video about the City of Kingsville's announcement of the future USS Kingsville (LCS 36) at a press conference at City Hall (FEB 2019). The video includes comments from CAPT Erik Spitzer, former Commanding Officer of NAS Kingsville.

Click HERE to view the Austal USA - LCS highlight video regarding the U.S. Navy's Littoral Combat Ship (Independence variant).

For more information on the future USS Kingsville (LCS 36), click HERE to visit the homepage of the USS Kingsviille Commissioning Committee websit. The USS Kingsville Commissioning Committee will disseminate more information on the commissioning week festivities and fundraising activities.

BREAKING NEWS!

Estimated date of the Commissioning Ceremony is Spring/Summer 2024.

Estimated date of Christening Ceremony: February 2023. Invitations to the Christening Ceremony will be issued by Austal USA and/or the U.S. Navy only. The Christening Ceremony is expected to be held in Mobile, Alabama, at the Austal USA manufacturing facility.

Austal USA hosted the KEEL LAYING Ceremony on February 23, 2022, in Mobile, Alabama. The Ship's Sponsor, Kathy Kline, was the keynote speaker at the ceremony (click HERE for press release). The START OF CONSTRUCTION and "FIRST CUT" for the future USS Kingsville was on January 5, 2021, at Austal USA's state of the art manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama. Click HERE to see Austal USA photos of these major milestone events for the future USS Kingsville (LCS 36).

Littoral combat ships (LCS) are high speed, agile, shallow draft, mission-focused surface combatants (with aluminum trimaran hull for the Independence variant) designed for operations in the littoral environment, yet fully capable of open ocean operations. As part of the surface fleet, littoral combat ships have the capability to counter and outpace evolving threats independently or within a network of surface combatants. Paired with advanced sonar and surface weapons, the littoral combat ships provide operational flexibility to execute surface warfare, mine warfare, and anti-submarine warfare. Key aspects of the future USS Kingsville (LCS 36) are listed below.

Length: 418 ft                  Beam: 104 ft                     Draft: 14 ft

Propulsion: 2x gas turbines, 2x diesel, 4x waterjets, 4x diesel gen

Speed: 40 knots (46mph) + 47 knots (54mph) Sprint

Range: 4,900 nm at 20 knots (23mph)

Capacity: 210 metric ton

Complement: 75; 40 Core (8-O, 32-E), +35 Mission Crew

Aircraft: 2x MH-60R/S Seahawk + MQ-8 Fire Scout (unmanned)

Armament: Mk 110 57mm gun, 4x .50 cal guns, Evolved SeaRAM 11-cell missile launcher, 4x chaff launchers, ESM

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