USS JACKSON LCS 6
The Jackson (LCS 6) is the third ship in the Independence-class littoral combat ships and the first ship in the United States Navy named for Jackson, Mississippi. Construction began on August 1, 2011, with the first cutting of aluminum at Austal USA's Modular Manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama. The keel was laid down on October 18, 2012.
December 5, 2013 The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Jackson exited the assembly bay for the first time and was transported down river by two tugs, while sitting on a deck barge, to BAE Systems Southeast Shipyard for some exterior work.
December 14, The littoral combat ship was rolled onto dry-dock and launched into the water for the first time.
March 22, 2014 PCU Jackson was christened during a 10 a.m. CST ceremony at Austal USA Shipyard in Mobile, Alabama. Dr. Katherine Holmes Cochran, the daughter of U.S. Sen. William Thad Cochran, served as sponsor of the ship. The prospective commanding officer of the Blue crew is Cmdr. Michael B. Davies and Cmdr. Brian S. Amador is CO of the Gold crew.
June 26, 2015 LCS 6 returned to Mobile, Ala., after successfully completed acceptance trials in the Gulf of Mexico.
August 11, The U.S. Navy accepted delivery of the PCU Jackson during a short ceremony at Austal USA Shipyard in Mobile, Ala.
November 30, The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Jackson (Crew 203), commanded by Cmdr. Allen D. Adkins, departed Mobile for the last time en route to Gulfport, Miss.
December 5, USS Jackson was commissioned during a 10 a.m. CST ceremony at Berth 2, West Pier Terminal in Port of Gulfport.
December 11, USS Jackson moored at BAE Systems Jacksonville Ship Repair facility on Fanning Island, Florida, for a pre-shock trials emergent availability. The ship will remain at Naval Station Mayport throughout spring and summer of 2016, and will be ultimately homeported in San Diego.
February ?, 2016 Rotational LCS Crew 212 assumed command of the Jackson during a crew exchange ceremony on board the ship.
February 29, Cmdr. Patrick A. Keller relieved Cmdr. Michael B. Davies as CO of the LCS 6 (Crew 212).
March ?, 2016 USS Jackson moored at Wharf D4 on Naval Station Mayport.
June 10, The Jackson recently departed Mayport to conduct the first phase of full ship shock trials (FSST), in the Jacksonville Op. Area; Conducted third and final FSST test on July 16.
August 31, USS Jackson (Crew 206) recently departed Mayport en route to its homeport of San Diego, California; Brief stop at Bravo Wharf, Naval Station Guantanamo Bay to refuel on Sept. 4.
September 6, LCS 6 moored at Vasco Nunez de Balboa Naval Base for a three-day liberty port visit to Panama City after transiting Panama Canal.
September 15, USS Jackson moored at Cruise Pier in Port of Manzanillo, Mexico, for a three-day liberty visit.
September 22, USS Jackson moored at Berth 5, Pier 6 on Naval Base San Diego after a three-week transit from Mayport, Fla.
October 13, The Jackson returned to San Diego after a three-day underway off the coast of southern California.
December 9, Rotational LCS Crew 212 (Blue) assumed command of the USS Jackson during a crew exchange ceremony on board the ship.
December 20, The Jackson recently moved from Berth 5, Pier 6 to Berth 5, Pier 5 on Naval Base San Diego.
January 12, 2017 USS Jackson moored at Navy Fuel Farm (NFF) on Naval Base Point Loma for a brief stop to refuel; Underway for routine training from Jan. 17-19.
February 9, LCS 6 moored at Bravo Pier, Naval Air Station North Island for a brief stop to onload ammo before underway in the SOCAL Op. Area; Returned home on Feb. 10.
February 23, USS Jackson moored at the newly-constructed fuel pier on Naval Base Point Loma for a brief stop to refuel before underway for routine training; Moored at Berth 5, Pier 5 on Feb. 27; Underway again from March 13-21.
March 31, The Jackson moored at Berth 6, Pier 6 on Naval Base San Diego after a four-day underway off the coast of southern California; Underway for Combat Systems Ship's Qualification Trials (CSSQT) on April 19; Moored at Wharf 311 on Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach for ammo onload from April 19-2?; Brief stop at Bravo Pier before moored at Berth 5, Pier 5 on April 26.
May 4, USS Jackson returned to homeport after a one-day underway for SeaRAM missile test off the coast of Point Mugu; Underway for Final Contract Trials (FCT) with the INSURV from May 17-18; Day-long underway on May 30; Underway en route to Portland, Ore., on June 5.
June 8, The Jackson moored at Pier 2E in Port of Astoria, Ore., just after midnight for a brief stop to refuel.
June 8, USS Jackson moored at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland, Oregon, for a four-day port visit to participate in the annual Rose Festival.
June 15, The littoral combat ship moored at Berth 6, Pier 6 on Naval Base San Diego; Moored at Bravo Pier for a brief stop to offload ammo before underway again on June 20; Returned home on June 21.
June 2?, USS Jackson moored pierside at the BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair for a Post Shakedown Availability (PSA); Entered the Pride of San Diego Dry Dock on Sept. 12.
February ?, 2018 The Jackson undocked and moored pierside at BAE Systems shipyard; Moored at Berth 5, Pier 5 in Naval Base San Diego on March 1?.
October 25, USS Jackson (Blue), commanded by Cmdr. David W. Walton, Jr., moored at NFF for a brief stop to refuel before moored at Berth 6, Pier 5 on Naval Base San Diego, after a one-day underway for sea trials.