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.