USS TULSA LCS 16
The Tulsa (LCS 16) is the eighth ship in the Independence-class littoral combat ships and the second ship in the U.S. Navy named in honor of the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
January 11, 2016 The keel authentication ceremony for the LCS 16 was held at the Austal USA Shipyard in Mobile, Ala.
February 11, 2017 The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Tulsa was christened during a 10 a.m. CST ceremony at Austal USA Shipyard in Mobile, Alabama. Kathy Taylor, the former mayor of Tulsa, served as sponsor of the ship.
March 15, PCU Tulsa 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 March 16; Moored at Vessel Completion Yard, at the northern tip of Pinto Island, on Dec. ?.
January 21, 2018 LCS 16 moored at Vessel Completion Yard, around 2 a.m. on Sunday, after a two-day underway for Builder's sea trials in the Gulf of Mexico; Day-long underway on Feb. 20; Underway for acceptance trials from March 7-8.