USS OMAHA LCS 12
The Omaha (LCS 12) is the sixth ship in the Independence-class littoral combat ships and the fourth ship in the U.S. Navy named for the largest city in Nebraska.
February 18, 2015 The keel authentication ceremony for the LCS 12 was held at the Austal USA Shipyard in Mobile, Ala.
November 19, The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Omaha exited the assembly bay #4 at Austal's facility for the first time and was transported down river, while sitting on a deck barge, to BAE Systems Southeast Shipyard's floating dry-dock; Launched on Nov. 20.
December 19, PCU Omaha was christened during a 10 a.m. CST ceremony at Austal USA Shipyard in Mobile, Alabama. Ms. Susan A. Buffett, an Omaha philanthropist and daughter of Warren E. Buffett, chairman and chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., served as sponsor of the ship. Cmdr. Matthew D. Scarlett (LCS Crew 206) is the prospective commanding officer.
January 12, 2017 LCS 12 is currently moored at Austal USA Shipyard's Vessel Completion Yard, at the northern tip of Pinto Island; Underway for Builder's (Alpha) trials from March 22-24; Underway for Bravo trials from April 22-23; Underway for acceptance trials with the INSURV from May 10-11.
September 6, Austal USA, Mobile, Alabama, was awarded $12,3 million for cost-plus-award-fee delivery order 7F18 against previously awarded basic ordering agreement N00024-15-G-2304 to provide engineering and management services for advance planning and design in support of the USS Omaha's Post Shakedown Availability (PSA). Work is expected to be completed by August 2018.
September 7, The Omaha moored at Austal USA Shipyard's Vessel Completion Yard after a one-day underway off the coast of Mobile.
September 15, U.S. Navy accepted delivery of the Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Omaha during a short ceremony aboard the ship.
November 9, The littoral combat ship departed Vessel Completion Yard for a one-day underway off the coast of Mobile; Underway en route to San Diego, Calif., on Nov. 20.
November 24, PCU Omaha (Crew 213) moored at Wharf D2 on Naval Station Mayport, Fla., for a five-day port call; Moored at Berth 6, Pier 10 in Naval Station Norfolk from Dec. 1-6; Moored at Berth 1, Pier 10 from Dec. ?-30.
January 3, 2018 The Omaha moored at Pier A on Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for a three-day port call; Moored at Pier 16 in Port of Cristobal, Panama, for an overnight stop to refuel on Jan. 8; Transited the Panama Canal on Jan. 9; Moored at Cruise Pier in Port of Manzanillo, Mexico, for a brief stop to refuel on Jan. 15.
January 19, The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Omaha, commanded by Cmdr. Michael H. Toth, moored at Berth 6, Pier 4 in its homeport of Naval Base San Diego, for the first time, after a 20-day transit from Norfolk; Moored at Berth 1, Broadway Pier in downtown San Diego, in preparation for its commissioning ceremony, on Jan. 31.
February 3, USS Omaha was commissioned during a noon PDT ceremony in Port of San Diego.
February 5, The Omaha moored at Navy Fuel Farm (NFF) on Naval Base Point Loma for a brief stop to refuel before returned to Naval Base San Diego; Moored at Bravo Pier, Naval Air Station North Island for a brief stop to onload ammo before underway for routine training on Feb. 26; Returned home on March 9.
March 30, LCS 12 moored at Berth 6, Pier 4 on Naval Base San Diego after a four-day underway in the SOCAL Op. Area; Underway again from April 25-30; Underway for Combat Systems Ship’s Qualification Trials (CSSQT), at the Point Mugu Test Range, from May 23-25; Day-long underway on June 6 and June 20.
June 25, USS Omaha moored at Bravo Pier for a brief stop to onload ammunition before underway off the coast of southern California; Returned home on June 26.