LCS 24
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The Oakland (LCS 24) is the 12th ship in the Independence-class littoral combat ships and the third ship in the U.S. Navy named in honor of the city of Oakland, California.

July 20, 2018 The keel authentication ceremony for the future USS Oakland was held at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Ala.

June 29, 2019 The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Oakland was christened during a 10 a.m. CST ceremony at Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama. Ms. Kate Brandt, Google’s sustainability officer, served as sponsor of the ship.

July 20, PCU Oakland eexited 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 July 21.