USS PIERRE
LCS 38
  
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The Pierre (LCS 38) is the 19th ship in the Independence-class littoral combat ships and the second ship in the U.S. Navy named in honor of the city of Pierre, South Dakota.

June 16, 2023 The keel authentication ceremony for the future USS Pierre was held at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama.

May 18, 2024 The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Pierre was christened during a 10 a.m. CST ceremony at Austal USA shipyard in Mobile. Mrs. Larissa Thune Hargens, the daughter of U.S. Senator John R. Thune (R-SD), served as sponsor of the ship.

May 29, PCU Pierre 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.