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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.