USS AUGUSTA
LCS 34
  
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The Augusta (LCS 34) is the 17th ship in the Independence-class littoral combat ships and the second ship in the U.S. Navy named in honor of the city of Augusta, Maine.

July 30, 2021 The keel authentication ceremony for the future USS Augusta was held at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama.

May 22, 2022 PCU Augusta 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 and moored at Combined Wharf on May 23.

November 30, The Augusta moored at Cruise Terminal in Port of Mobile for a brief stop before moved back to Vessel Completion Yard on Austal USA shipyard.

December 17, The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Augusta was christened during a 10 a.m. CST ceremony at Austal USA shipyard in Mobile. The Honorable Leigh I. Saufley, president and dean of the University of Maine School of Law, served as sponsor of the ship. Cmdr. Christopher L. Polnaszek is the prospective commanding officer.

January 21, 2023 PCU Augusta moored at Vessel Completion Yard on Austal USA shipyard after a two-day underway for Builder's (Alpha) trials.