USS MOBILE
LCS 26
  
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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 (LCS Crew 211 - 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, USS Mobile (Blue) moored at Berth 1, Pier 5 after a brief underway for sea trials, following a Post Shakedown Availability (PSA); Underway again from May 10-11 and May 17; Moored at Bravo Pier for a brief stop before returned home on May 19; Underway again from July 6-7.

July 8, Cmdr. Richard W. Skinnell relieved Cmdr. Christopher W. Wolff as CO of the LCS 26 (Blue) during a change-of-command ceremony on board the ship.

July 15, USS Mobile moored at Berth 1, Pier 5 on Naval Base San Diego after a two-day underway in the SOCAL Op. Area; Underway again from Aug. 15-19.

August 26, Cmdr. Richard W. Skinnell (Blue) assumed command of the Mobile during a crew exchange ceremony on board the ship.

August 29, USS Mobile departed homeport for routine training off the coast of southern California; Moored at Bravo Pier for a brief stop to onload ammo on Aug. 30; Moored at Quay Wall 3 on Sept. 2; Underway again on Sept. 12; Moored at Berth 5, Pier 5 on Sept. 14; Moored at Bravo Pier for a brief stop to onload ammo before underway for Surface Warfare Advanced Tactical Training (SWATT) exercise on Sept. 15; Moored at Berth 1, Pier 4 on Sept. 22.

September 29, The Rotational LCS Crew 222 (Gold) assumed command of the Mobile during a crew exchange ceremony on board the ship.

October 25, USS Mobile departed Naval Base San Diego for routine training in the SOCAL Op. Area; Moored at Bravo Pier for a brief stop to onload ammo on Oct. 28; Moored at NFF for a brief stop to refuel on Nov. 1; Moored at Berth 1, Pier 4 on Nov. 3; Underway again on Nov. 14.

November 14, The Mobile moored at Wharf 311 on Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, Calif., for a four-day ammo onload; Returned home on Nov. 19; Underway again on Nov. 28; Moored at Wharf 4 in Port Hueneme from Nov. 28- Dec. 2.

December 4, USS Mobile moored at Berth 1, Pier 4 on Naval Base San Diego; Day-long underway on Dec. 8; Underway again on Dec. 9; Moored at Berth 6, Pier 5 on Dec. 12.

January 12, 2023 The Rotational LCS Crew 221 (Blue) assumed command of the Mobile during a crew exchange ceremony on board the ship.

February 13, USS Mobile moored at Berth 2, Pier 4 on Naval Base San Diego after a brief underway off the coast of southern California.

February 17, USS Mobile (Blue), with an embarked Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 49 Detachment, departed San Diego for its maiden Indo-Pacific deployment.

February 24, The Mobile made a brief stop at Pier H2 to refuel before moored at Wharf B22 on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii; Moved to Wharf W4, Naval Magazine Lualualei for a brief stop to onload ammo on March 7; Departed Pearl Harbor on March 10; Moored at Delap Dock East in Port of Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands, to refuel from March 18-19.

April ?, USS Mobile moored at Berth 3, Sierra Wharf in Apra Harbor, Guam, following operations, in support of the Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI), in the Federated States of Micronesia Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ); Underway on April 7; Moored at Berth 3, Sierra Wharf again from April ?-18; Transited the Surigao Strait southbound on April 21.

April 22, USS Mobile moored at Berth 6, Cebu South Port in Minglanilla, Cebu, Republic of the Philippines, for a one-day stop to refuel; Moored at Berth 6, RSS Singapura on April 27; Participated in International Maritime Defense Exhibition Asia (IMDEX) from May 3-5; Underway on May 6.

May 8, LCS 26 moored at Berth 5, Chuk Samet Port in Sattahip, Thailand, for the in-port phase of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) exercise; Underway for at-sea phase on May 12; Moored at Berth 5, Chuk Samet Port again from May 14-16; Moored at Berth 6, RSS Singapura from May 18-20; Transited the Malacca Strait northbound from May 20-21.

May 21, USS Mobile anchored approximately 3 n.m. southwest of Langkawi Island, Malaysia, for a five-day visit in conjunction with the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) 2023; Transited the Malacca Strait southbound from May 26-28; Moored at Berth 6, RSS Singapura from May 28- July 8.

June 23, The Rotational LCS Crew 222 (Gold) assumed command of the Mobile during a crew exchange ceremony on board the ship.

July 15, USS Mobile transited the Mindoro Strait southbound; Transited the Verde Island Passage westbound on July 16; Moored at Rivera Wharf South in Subic Bay, Philippines, on July 17; Moved to Pol Pier for a brief stop to refuel before underway on July 20; Moored at Conventional Terminal in Port of Muara, Brunei, from July 28-30; Moored at Berth 6, RSS Singapura from Aug. 3-10 and 13-17th.

September 4, The Mobile moored at Berth 7, RSS Singapura, after conducted operations in the South China Sea, for a 24-day upkeep.

September 8, Cmdr. Matthew S. Shaw relieved Cmdr. Richard W. Skinnell as CO of the LCS Crew 221 (Blue) during a change-of-command ceremony at Bainbridge Park on Naval Base San Diego.

October 2, USS Mobile conducted a replenishment-at-sea with the Royal Canadian Navy supply ship MV Asterix, while underway in the South China Sea; Moored at Berth 6, RSS Singapura from Oct. 9-20; Moored at Berth 5, RSS Singapura for a crew exchange from Oct. 26- Nov. 8; Moored at Pol Pier in Subic Bay, Philippines, for a brief stop to refuel on Nov. 26.

December 3, The Mobile (Blue) moored at Berth 2, Sembawang Terminal in Singapore; Moved to Berth 7 on Dec. 6; Moved to Berth 6, RSS Singapura on Dec. 15; Underway on Dec. 22; Moored at Berth 6, RSS Singapura again from Dec. 29- Feb. 5; Transited the Sunda Strait southbound on Feb. 9; Transited northbound on Feb. 10; Moored at Berth 6, RSS Singapura from Feb. 13-15.

February 21, 2024 USS Mobile moored at Berth 5, RSS Singapura, after conducting operations in the Natuna Sea, for a two-day port call; Moored at Berth 4, Pier 15 in Manila South Harbor, Republic of the Philippines, from March 1-3; Moored at Berth 6, RSS Singapura for a crew exchange from March 8-17; Conducted a replenishment-at-sea with the USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE 8) on March 20.

March 25, LCS 26 (Gold), commanded by Cmdr. David T. Gardner, made a brief stop at Pol Pier to refuel before moored at Rivera Wharf North in Subic Bay for a nine-day upkeep; Transited the Mindoro Strait southbound on April 4; Moored at Port of Puerto Princesa, Palawan, from April 5-6; Transited the Mindoro Strait northbound on April 7.

April 7, USS Mobile participated in a PHOTOEX with the JS Akebono (DD 108), HMAS Warramunga (FFH 152), BRP Antonio Luna (FF 151) and BRP Gregorio Del Pilar (PS 15), as part of a Multilateral Maritime Cooperative Activity (MMCA), while underway north of Palawan; Conducted a replenishment-at-sea with the USNS Wally Schirra on April 9; Conducted operations north of Great Natuna Island from April 10-13.