USS CINCINNATI LCS 20
The Cincinnati (LCS 20) is the tenth ship in the Independence-class littoral combat ships and the fifth ship in the U.S. Navy named in honor of the city of Cincinnati, Ohio.
April 10, 2017 The keel authentication ceremony for the future-USS Cincinnati was held at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Ala.
May 5, 2018 The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Cincinnati was christened during a 10 a.m. CST ceremony at Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama. Penny S. Pritzker, Chicago billionaire and the 38th U.S. Secretary of Commerce, served as sponsor of the ship.
May 21, PCU Cincinnati 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 May 22; Moved to Vessel Completion Yard on Oct. 5.
December 20, The Cincinnati moored at Vessel Completion Yard after underway for the first time to conduct Builder's (Alpha) trials.
February 8, 2019 LCS 20 moored at Vessel Completion Yard after a one-day underway for acceptance trials with the INSURV.