USS SANTA BARBARA
LCS 32
  
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The Santa Barbara (LCS 32) is the 16th ship in the Independence-class littoral combat ships and the third ship in the U.S. Navy named in honor of the city of Santa Barbara, California.

October 27, 2020 The keel authentication ceremony for the future USS Santa Barbara was held at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama.

October 16, 2021 The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Santa Barbara was christened during a 10.45 a.m. CST ceremony at Austal USA shipyard in Mobile. Mrs. Lolita Zinke, the wife of former U.S. Secretary of Interior Ryan K. Zinke, served as sponsor of the ship.