USS MANCHESTER
LCS 14
  
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The Manchester (LCS 14) is the seventh ship in the Independence-class littoral combat ships and the second ship in the U.S. Navy named for the largest city in New Hampshire.

June 29, 2015 The keel authentication ceremony for the LCS 14 was held at the Austal USA Shipyard in Mobile, Ala.

May 7, 2016 The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Manchester was christened during a 10 a.m. CST ceremony at Austal USA Shipyard in Mobile, Alabama. U.S. Senator Cynthia Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), served as sponsor of the ship. Cmdr. Emily K. Bassett (LCS Crew 214) is the prospective commanding officer.

May 12, The Manchester exited the assembly bay #5 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 May 13.

March 24, 2017 LCS 14 moved to Austal USA Shipyard's Vessel Completion Yard, at the northern tip of Pinto Island; Underway for Builder's (Alpha) trials from June 15-17; Underway for Bravo trials from July 13-14; Underway again from Oct. 12-13 and Oct. 24-25.

November 8, The Manchester moved to Alabama State Docks (ASD) Pier 5 in Port of Mobile; Moved back to Vessel Completion Yard on Nov. 9; Underway for acceptance trials with the INSURV from Dec. 13-14.

February 28, 2018 U.S. Navy accepted delivery of the Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Manchester during a short ceremony on board the ship.

April 25, PCU Manchester (Crew 214) moored at Vessel Completion Yard after a one-day underway in the Gulf of Mexico; Departed Mobile, Ala., for the last time en route to Portsmouth, N.H., on May 5.

May 10, The Manchester moored at Quay Wall Dogleg Berth on Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Va., for an eight-day port call; Underway off the coast of Virginia from May 18-19.

May 21, PCU Manchester moored at New Hampshire State Pier in Portsmouth for an eight-day port visit in preparation for its commissioning ceremony.

May 26, USS Manchester was commissioned during a 10 a.m. EDT ceremony in Portsmouth, N.H.

May 31, LCS 14 moored at Berth 1, Delta Wharf on Naval Station Mayport, Fla., for a two-day port call; Moored at Pier A on Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to refuel from June 3-4; Anchored off Colon, Panama, for a brief stop on June 6; Moored at Pier 16 in Port of Cristobal from June 6-7; Transited the Panama Canal on June 7; Moored at Cruise Pier in Port of Manzanillo, Mexico, from June 14-16.

June 19, USS Manchester moored at Berth 6, Pier 1 in its homeport of Naval Base San Diego, Calif., for the first time; Moored at Navy Fuel Farm (NFF) on Naval Base Point Loma for a brief stop to refuel on July 2; Moored at Berth 5, Pier 3 after a brief underway on July 3; Moved to Berth 6, Pier 1 on July 30; Underway again on Aug. 6.

August 10, The littoral combat ship moored at Bravo Pier, Naval Air Station North Island for a brief stop to onload ammunition; Returned home on Friday afternoon; Underway again from Aug. 13-16 and Aug. 29; Moored at Bravo Pier for a brief stop on Aug. 29.

August 31, USS Manchester (Crew 214), commanded by Cmdr. Matthew D. Scarlett, moored at Berth 92, World Cruise Terminal in Port of Los Angeles, San Pedro, Calif., for a four-day visit to participate in annual L.A. Fleet Week celebration.

September 6, The Manchester moored at Bravo Pier, NAS North Island for a brief stop to onload ammo before moored at Berth 6, Pier 1; Underway again from Sept. 11-14 and Sept. 30.

October 2, USS Manchester moored at Pier 35 North in San Francisco, Calif., for a week-long port visit to participate in annual Fleet Week celebration; Brief underway for Parade of Ships on Oct. 5.

October 11, The Manchester moored at Berth 6, Pier 1 on Naval Base San Diego; Brief underway on Nov. 8; Day-long underway for Final Contract Trials (FCT) with the INSURV on Nov. 28.

February 27, 2019 USS Manchester (Crew 205), commanded by Cmdr. Aaron Anderson, moored at Berth 6, Pier 1 after a one-day underway in support of the "Leaders to Sea" program; Underway again on March 28.

March 31, The Manchester moored pierside at Vigor Shipyards in Seattle, Wash., for a four-month Post Shakedown Availability (PSA); Entered the Dry Dock Vigilant on April ?; Departed Seattle on Oct. 23.

October 28, USS Manchester moored at North Mole Pier on Naval Base San Diego; Underway for sea trials from Dec. 10-1?; Underway again from Jan. 31- Feb. 2.

March 19, 2020 LCS 14 moved from North Mole Pier to Berth 6, Pier 6 on Naval Base San Diego; Underway again from March 30- April 1, April 27-29 and June 15-18.

July 7, The Manchester moored at Bravo Pier, Naval Air Station North Island for a brief stop to onload ammunition; Underway again from July 12-17.

August 25, Cmdr. Colin A. Corridan relieved Cmdr. Aaron Anderson as CO of the LCS Crew 205 during a change-of-command ceremony aboard the Manchester.

September 22, USS Manchester departed Berth 1, Pier 4 for routine training in the SOCAL Op. Area; Moored at Berth 6, Pier 4 on Sept. 23.

October 2, The Rotational LCS Crew 214 (Blue), commanded by Cmdr. Jedediah A. Kloppel, assumed command of the Manchester after completing a crew exchange with the USS Cincinnati (LCS 20).

October 28, The Manchester departed homeport for routine operations off the coast of southern California; Brief stop at Bravo Pier to onload ammo before moored at Berth 6, Pier 4 on Nov. 3; Underway again from Nov. 4-6.

January 22, 2021 The Rotational LCS Crew 205 (Gold) assumed command of the Manchester during a crew exchange ceremony on board the ship.

January 27, USS Manchester moored at Bravo Pier, NAS North Island for a brief stop to onload ammo before moored at Berth 2, Pier 5; Underway in support of the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) CSG's Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training (SWATT) exercise from Feb. 1-13; Moored at NFF for a brief stop on Feb. 15; Underway again from Feb. 17-28.

April 1, Capt. Spencer P. Austin relieved Capt. Henry S. Kim as Commander, Mine Division (MINEDIV) 12 during a change-of-command ceremony on board the Manchester.

April 9, Cmdr. Edison C. Rush, III relieved Cmdr. Jedediah A. Kloppel as CO of the Manchester (Blue) during a change-of-command ceremony on board the ship.

April 1?, The Manchester moved from Berth 2 to Berth 6, Pier 5 on Naval Base San Diego; Underway again from April 19-21 and April 27; Moored at Berth 2, Pier 5 on April 28.

April 29, The Rotational LCS Crew 205 (Gold), commanded by Cmdr. Robert C. Burke, assumed command of the Manchester during a crew exchange ceremony on board the ship.

May 21, USS Manchester moored at Berth 2, Pier 5 on Naval Base San Diego after a four-day underway in the SOCAL Op. Area; Underway again on May 24; Moored at Berth 1, Pier 5 on June 2; Moored at Bravo Pier for a brief stop to onload ammo before underway on June 4; Moored at NFF for a brief stop to refuel on June 9; Moored at Berth 6, Pier 4 on June 14.

July ?, USS Manchester entered the Pride of San Diego Dry Dock at BAE Systems shipyard.

April 5, 2022 USS Manchester undocked and moored at Pier 4S on BAE Systems shipyard.

June 17, Cmdr. Colleen E. Moore relieved Cmdr. Robert C. Burke as CO of the Manchester (Gold) during a change-of-command cerermony at Bainbridge Park on Naval Base San Diego.

August 1, USS Manchester departed BAE Systems shipyard for sea trials following a 13-month Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA); Moored at Berth 6, Pier 5 on Aug. 2.

September 29, Cmdr. Ralph P. Lufkin relieved Cmdr. Edison C. Rush, III as CO of the Manchester (Blue) during a change-of-command ceremony on board the ship.

November 1, The Manchester departed Naval Base San Diego for sea trials; Moored at Bravo Pier for a brief stop to onload ammo before returned home on Nov. 3; Underway again on Nov. 14; Moored at Berth 6, Pier 5 after suffered an engineering casualty on Nov. 15.

November 30, USS Manchester moored at Berth 6, Pier 5, on late Wednesday evening, for emergent repairs after a day-long underway off the coast of San Diego; Moved to Berth 1, Pier 4 on Dec. 9.

February 13, 2023 USS Manchester moored at Berth 6, Pier 4 on Naval Base San Diego after a week-long underway in the SOCAL Op. Area; Underway again on Feb. 15; Moored at Berth 2, Pier 5 on Feb. 21; Underway again on Feb. 27.

February 27, The Manchester moored at Wharf 311 on Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach for a three-day ammo onload; Moored at Wharf 4 in Port Hueneme from March 3-9; Moored at NFF for a brief stop to refuel before returned home on March 10; Underway in support of the USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) CSG's SWATT exercise on March 17.

April 3, USS Manchester made a brief stop at Navy Fuel Farm (NFF) before moored at Berth 2, Pier 5 on Naval Base San Diego; Underway again on April 5; Brief stop at Bravo Pier to onload ammo before moored at Berth 6, Pier 5 on April 10.

April 19, USS Manchester (Gold), with an embarked Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21 Det. 5, departed San Diego for its maiden deployment; Moored a Wharf 311, NWS Seal Beach for ammo onload from April 19-21.

April 28, The Manchester moored at Pier H3 on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, for a brief stop to refuel before moored at Wharf B22; Moved to Pier H3 for a brief stop before underway on May 2.

May 1?, LCS 14 moored at Victor Wharf in Apra Harbor, Guam, for a scheduled port call before underway in support of the Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI), in the Federated States of Micronesia Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ); Conducted a replenishment-at-sea with the USNS Yukon (T-AO 202), while underway east of Palau, on May 24; Transited the Makassar Strait southbound from May 27-28.

May 30, USS Manchester moored at East Berth, Cruise Terminal in Tanjung Benoa, Bali, Indonesia, for a four-day liberty port visit; Anchored off Makassar, Indonesia, for ther in-port phase of exercise Komodo and International Fleet Review, from June 4-8; Moored at Victor Wharf in Apra Harbor from June 1?-21.

June 22, The Manchester participated in a photo exercise (PHOTOEX) with the USS Shiloh (CG 67), RSS Tenacious (FFC 71), RSS Dauntless (99) and USNS Cesar Chavez (T-AKE 14), as part of exercise Pacific Griffin 23, while underway off the west coast of Guam; Moored at Berth 1, Sierra Wharf in Apra Harbor from June 25- July 1? and July 2?; Moored at Uniform Wharf from Aug. ?- Sept. ?.

September 18, USS Manchester moored at Berth 3, Main Wharf in Port of Lae, Papua New Guinea, for a two-day visit; Moored at Uniform Wharf in Apra Harbor for a crew exchange on Sept. 2?; Emergency sortied, due to approaching Tropical Storm Bolaven, on Oct. 9; Moored at Uniform Wharf again from Oct. 14-18; Transited the Surigao Strait southbound on Oct. 22.

October 30, The Manchester (Blue) moored at Berth 7, Sembawang Terminal in Singapore for a one-day stop to refuel; Transited the Malacca Strait northbound on Oct. 31; Moored at Lumut Naval Base, Malaysia, from Nov. 1-4; Conducted operations southwest of Langkawi Island, in support of Maritime Training Activity (MTA), from Nov. 5-6; Moored at Lumut Naval Base again from Nov. 7-10; Moored at Berth 5, RSS Singapura from Nov. 11-24.

From November 25-28, the Manchester conducted operations approximately 50 n.m. east of Great Natuna Island; Conducted operations east of Serasan Island on Nov. 29; Moored at Berth 5, RSS Singapura from Dec. 1-27; Transited the Mindoro Strait southbound, just after midnight, on Jan. 24; Transited the Balabac Strait westbound on Jan. 26.

January 29, 2024 USS Manchester moored at Rivera Wharf East in Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines, for upkeep; Moved to Pol Pier for a brief stop to refuel before underway on Feb. 18; Moored at Berth 1B, New Deep Water Terminal in Port of Kuantan, Malaysia, from March ?-23; Moored at Berth 6, RSS Singapura from March 25- April 2.

April 5, USS Manchester moored at Berth 3, Harbour Terminal in Port of Sriracha, Thailand, for a four-day liberty visit to Pattaya; Moored at Berth 6, RSS Singapura from April 11- May 14.

May 9, The Rotational LCS Crew 205 (Gold), commanded by Cmdr. Matthew G. Farrell, assumed command of the Manchester during a crew exchange ceremony on board the ship at RSS Singapura.

May 28, USS Manchester moored at Berth 4, RSS Singapura for a three-day port call; Conducted a replenishment-at-sea with the USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198) on June 2.