USS OAKLAND LCS 24
The Oakland (LCS 24) is the 12th ship in the Independence-class littoral combat ships and the third ship in the U.S. Navy named in honor of the city of Oakland, California.
July 20, 2018 The keel authentication ceremony for the future USS Oakland was held at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Ala.
June 29, 2019 The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Oakland was christened during a 10 a.m. CST ceremony at Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama. Ms. Kate Brandt, Google’s sustainability officer, served as sponsor of the ship.
July 20, PCU Oakland exited the assembly bay #4 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 on July 21.
January 22, 2020 The Oakland departed Mobile for the first time to conduct Builder's sea trials in the Gulf of Mexico; Moored at Cruise Terminal in Mobile, just before midnight, on Jan. 23; Moved to Vessel Completion Yard on Jan. 28; Brief underway on April 2; Underway for acceptance trials from May 20-21.
June 26, U.S. Navy accepted delivery of the PCU Oakland during a short ceremony aboard the ship.
October 15, PCU Oakland (Crew 220 - Blue), commanded by Cmdr. Francisco X. Garza, moored at Vessel Completion Yard after a one-day underway in the Gulf of Mexico; Departed Mobile for the last time on Nov. 10.
November 14, LCS 24 moored at Pier 6N in Port of Cristobal, Panama, for a one-day stop to refuel; Transited the Panama Canal southbound on Nov. 15; Moored at Cruise Ship Dock 3 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, from Nov. 21-22.
November 25, PCU Oakland moored at Berth 2, Pier 5 in its homeport of Naval Base San Diego, Calif., for the first time; Underway again from Dec. 15-16.
January 28, 2021 The Oakland moored at Berth 6, Pier 4 on Naval Base San Diego after a one-day underway off the coast of southern California; Underway again from March 4-5 and March 8.
March 11, The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Oakland moored at Navy Fuel Farm (NFF) on Naval Base Point Loma for a brief stop to refuel; Returned home on March 15; Brief underway on March 18.
March 31, PCU Oakland moored at Berth 6, Pier 1 on Naval Base San Diego after a two-day underway in the SOCAL Op. Area; Underway again from April 8-9 and April 12; Moored at Berth 22, Outer Harbor in Oakland, Calif., for a four-day port call, on April 14.
April 17, USS Oakland was commissioned during a 10 a.m. PST ceremony at Port of Oakland.
April 21, The Oakland moored at NFF on Naval Base Point Loma for a brief stop to refuel; Anchored off Coronado for a brief stop on April 22; Returned home on April 26; Underway again from May 5-6; Day-long underway for Final Contract Trials (FCT) on May 26; Underway again from June 2-3; Moored at Bravo Pier for a brief stop to onload ammo before underway on June 7; Moored at NFF for a brief stop to refuel on June 11.
From June 1?-16, the Oakland conducted operations at the Point Mugu Test Range; Brief stop at Bravo Pier before moored at Berth 5, Pier 6 on June 17.