USS ST. LOUIS LCS 19
The St. Louis (LCS 19) is the 10th ship in the Freedom-class littoral combat ships and the seventh ship in the United States Navy to be named after St. Louis, the largest city in the state of Missouri.
May 17, 2017 The keel authentication ceremony for the future-USS St. Louis was held at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine Corp. Shipyard in Marinette, Wisconsin.
December 15, 2018 The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) St. Louis was christened and launched during a 10 a.m. CST ceremony at Marinette Marine Shipyard. Mrs. Barbara B. Taylor, the wife of Andrew C. Taylor, Chairman and CEO of Enterprise Holdings, served as sponsor of the ship.
November 8, 2019 The St. Louis returned to Marinette shipyard after a one-day underway for Builder's (Alpha) trials on Lake Michigan; Day-long underway on Nov. 18; Brief underway on Nov. 26; Day-long underway for acceptance trials on Dec. 11.
February 6, 2020 U.S. Navy accepted delivery of the future USS St. Louis during a short ceremony aboard the ship.
June 12, PCU St. Louis (Crew 121 - Blue), commanded by Cmdr. Kevin Hagan, returned to Marinette shipyard after a one-day underway on Lake Michigan; Departed Marinette for the last time on June 20; Transited the Detroit River southbound on Sunday evening.
June 22, The St. Louis moored at Dock 28W in Port of Cleveland, Ohio, for a two-day port call; Transited the Welland Canal on June 25; Moored at Port of Ogdensburg, N.Y., to refuel from June 26-27; Brief stop approximately 3 n.m. south of Les Esqoumins, Quebec, just after midnight, on June 29; Moored at Pier 32N on Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Conn., from July 5-7; Moored at Pier 16S on Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Va., from July 9-15.
July 9, The St. Louis moored at Wharf F2 in its homeport of Naval Station Mayport, Fla., for the first time; Moved to Wharf C2 on Aug. 5.
August 8, USS St. Louis was commissioned during a private 10 a.m. EDT ceremony at Charlie Wharf on Naval Station Mayport.
August 24, The St. Louis moved from Wharf C2 to Wharf D3 on Naval Station Mayport; Underway in the Jacksonville Op. Area from Sept. 2-4; Underway again from Sept. 8-13 and Sept. 16-18.