Last weekend, the U.S. Navy commissioned the USS Mobile (LCS 26), which was built at Austal USA’s world-class manufacturing facility in its namesake city.
The Independence variant littoral combat ship becomes the 16th ship that Austal has delivered to the Navy in the past five years. LCS 26 was delivered to the Navy at the end of 2020.
US Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) delivered the main address of the commissioning ceremony, by a Liberation of the Navy.
“The United States has been the greatest source of good in the history of the world and we will continue to be a force for good because of the brave men and women we have here today,” said Tuberville – a staunch supporter of Austal who sits on the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Guest speakers for the event also included Governor Kay Ivey, Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson and James Geurts – serving as Under Secretary of the Navy.