USS AUGUSTA LCS 34
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; Underway again from Feb. 7-8 and March 1-2; Day-long underway for acceptance trials on April 13.
May 12, U.S. Navy accepted delivery of the PCU Augusta during a short ceremony aboard the ship.
August 31, PCU Augusta (Blue) moored at Vessel Completion Yard after a two-day underway in the Gulf of Mexico; Underway en route to San Diego, Calif., on Sept. 16; Moored at Berth 1, Pier 5 on Naval Station Norfolk from Sept. 20-24; Moored at Breakwater Pier in Eastport, Maine, from Sept. 26- Oct. 2.
September 30, USS Augusta was commissioned during a 10 a.m. EDT ceremony in Eastport, Maine.
October 3, LCS 34 moored at Pier 2S on Naval Station Newport, R.I., for a three-day port call; Moored at Berth 3 in Port Everglades, Fla., from Oct. 9-12; Moored at Pier 6S in Port of Cristobal, Panama, to refuel on Oct. 16; Transited the Panama Canal southbound on Oct. 17; Brief stop in Port of Acajutla, El Salvador, on Oct. 20; Moored at Berth 3 in Port of Mazatlan, Mexico, from Oct. 24-27.
October 30, USS Augusta moored at North Mole Pier in its homeport of Naval Base San Diego for the first time.