USS KANSAS CITY
LCS 22
  
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The Kansas City (LCS 22) is the 11th ship in the Independence-class littoral combat ships and the second ship in the U.S. Navy named in honor of the largest city in the state of Missouri.

November 15, 2017 The keel authentication ceremony for the future USS Kansas City was held at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Ala.

September 22, 2018 The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Kansas City was christened during a 10 a.m. CST ceremony at Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama. Mrs. Tracy Davidson, the wife of Adm. Philip S. Davidson, Commander, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, served as sponsor of the ship.

October 15, PCU Kansas City 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 Oct. 16.

August 9, 2019 The Kansas City moored at Vessel Completion Yard after a two-day underway for Builder's (Alpha) trials; Underway for acceptance trials from Sept. 25-26.

January ?, 2020 LCS 22 entered the floating dry-dock Panamax at the World Marine shipyard in Mobile for some exterior work; Undocked and moored at Vessel Completion Yard on Jan. 27.

February 12, U.S. Navy accepted delivery of the PCU Kansas City during a short ceremony aboard the ship.

April 8, PCU Kansas City moored at Vessel Completion Yard after a one-day underway in the Gulf of Mexico.

May 9, PCU Kansas City (Crew 217 - Gold), commanded by Cmdr. Richard J. Zamberlan, departed Mobile, Ala., for the last time en route to San Diego; Anchored off Colon, Panama, for a brief stop before moored at Pier 6N in Port of Cristobal on May 13; Transited the Panama Canal southbound on May 14.

May 17, The Kansas City rendezvous with the USS Essex (LHD 2) off the coast of Guatemal; Moored at Cruise Ship Dock 2 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, to refuel from May 20-21.

May 24, PCU Kansas City moored at Berth 6, Pier 1 in its homeport of Naval Base San Diego, Calif., for the first time.

June 20, USS Kansas City was commissioned administratively via naval message, due to public health safety and restrictions of large public gatherings related to the coronavirus pandemic.

September 22, The Kansas City moored at Berth 6, Pier 1 after a one-day underway off the coast of southern California; Moored at Bravo Pier, Naval Air Station North Island for a brief stop to onload ammo before underway again on Sept. 24; Moored at Navy Fuel Farm (NFF) in Naval Base Point Loma for a brief stop to refuel before returned home on Sept. 28; Underway again on Oct. 2.

October 8, The littoral combat ship made a brief stop at NFF to refuel before returned to Naval Base San Diego; Underway again from Oct. 13-16, Oct. 21-22, Nov. 4-5 and Nov. 18-19.

December 16, USS Kansas City moored at Berth 6, Pier 1 on Naval Base San Diego after a day-long underway for Final Contract Trials (FCT) with the INSURV.

February 5, 2021 The Kansas City made a brief stop at Bravo Pier, NAS North Island before returned home after a four-day underway in the SOCAL Op. Area; Underway again on Feb. 18; Moored at Bravo Pier for a brief stop on Feb. 23; Moored at Berth 1, Pier 4 on Feb. 25.