USS MOBILE LCS 26
The Mobile (LCS 26) is the 13th ship in the Independence-class littoral combat ships and the fifth ship in the U.S. Navy named in honor of the city of Mobile, Alabama.
December 14, 2018 The keel authentication ceremony for the future USS Mobile was held at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Ala.
December 7, 2019 The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Mobile was christened during a 10 a.m. CST ceremony at Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama. Mrs. Rebecca Byrne, the wife of U.S. Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL), served as sponsor of the ship.
August 13, 2020 The Mobile moored at Vessel Completion Yard after a two-day underway for Builder's (Alpha) trials; Underway for acceptance trials from Sept. 24-25; Moved to Alabama Cruise Terminal in Port of Mobile on Oct. 14; Moved back to Vessel Completion Yard on Oct. 15.
December 9, U.S. Navy accepted delivery of the PCU Mobile during a short ceremony aboard the ship.
May 13, 2021 PCU Mobile (Blue), commanded by Cmdr. Christopher W. Wolff, moored at Vessel Completion Yard after a one-day underway in the Gulf of Mexico; Moved to Container Berth, Alabama State Docks Pier 2 in Port of Mobile on May 17.
May 22, USS Mobile was commissioned during a 10 a.m. CST ceremony in Mobile, Alabama.
May 24, LCS 26 moved from Port of Mobile to Vessel Completion Yard on BAE Systems shipyard; Underway en route to San Diego, Calif., on June 10; Moored at Pier 16 in Port of Cristobal, Panama, from June 14-15; Transited the Panama Canal southbound on June 15; Moored at Cruise Ship Dock 3 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, from June 22-23.
June 26, USS Mobile moored at Berth 1, Pier 5 in its homeport of Naval Base San Diego for the first time; Moved to Berth 5, Pier 13 on June 29; Moved back to Berth 1, Pier 5 on June 30; Moved to Berth 6, Pier 5 on July ?.
July 23, The Mobile moored at Bravo Pier, Naval Air Station North Island for a brief stop to onload ammo before moored at Berth 1, Pier 5 on Naval Base San Diego.
August 16, Cmdr. Kevin R. Sartain assumed command of the PCU Savannah (LCS 28) Blue during an assumption-of-command ceremony on board the Mobile.
August 27, USS Mobile moored at Berth 1, Pier 5 on Naval Base San Diego after underway for routine training in the SOCAL Op. Area; Brief underway on Sept. 2; Underway again from Sept. 16-17 and Sept. 29-30.
October 1, Cmdr. William J. Carroll assumed command of the USS Oakland (LCS 24) Gold during an assumption-of-command ceremony on board the Mobile.
October 20, The Mobile moored at Berth 1, Pier 5 on Naval Base San Diego after a day-long underway for Final Contract Trials (FCT); Underway again on Oct. 26; Moored at Navy Fuel Farm (NFF) in Naval Base Point Loma for a brief stop to refuel before returned home on Oct. 29.
November 8, USS Mobile moored at Bravo Pier for a brief stop to onload ammo before underway for Combat Systems Ship’s Qualification Trials (CSSQT); Brief stop at Bravo Pier before returned home on Nov. 18; Underway again from Nov. 29- Dec. 3; Moored at Bravo Pier for a brief stop to offload ammo on Dec. 7.
February 22, 2022 Cmdr. Christopher H. Bland assumed command of the Gold Crew of USS Mobile during an assumption-of-command ceremony aboard the ship.
April 29, 2022 USS Mobile moored at Berth 1, Pier 5 after a brief underway off the coast of San Diego; Underway again from May 10-11 and May 17; Moored at Bravo Pier for a brief stop before returned home on May 19.