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The Future USS KINGSVILLE LCS 36

With great anticipation and enthusiasm, the Kingsville Navy League looks forward to the opportunity to support and officially "adopt" the crew and their families attached to the future USS KINGSVILLE (LCS 36). Hopefully, with the approval of the ship's commanding officer, this adoption can coincide with the ship's commissioning week of festivities (estimated to be in the Spring/Summer of 2024). 

Click HERE for the kiiitv.com article and video about the City of Kingsville's announcement of the future USS Kingsville (LCS 36) at a press conference at City Hall (FEB 2019). The video includes comments from CAPT Erik Spitzer, former Commanding Officer of NAS Kingsville.

Click HERE to view the Austal USA - LCS highlight video regarding the U.S. Navy's Littoral Combat Ship (Independence variant).

The USS Kingsville Commissioning Committee will disseminate more information on the commissioning week festivities and fundraising activities. Click HERE to visit the homepage of the USS Kingsviille Commissioning Committee website.

BREAKING NEWS! Estimated date of Christening Ceremony: March 2023. Invitations to the Christening Ceremony will be issued by Austal USA and/or the U.S. Navy only. The Christening Ceremony is expected to be held in Mobile, Alabama, at the Austal USA manufacturing facility.

Austal USA hosted the KEEL LAYING Ceremony for the future USS Kingsville on February 23, 2022, in Mobile, Alabama. The Ship's Sponsor, Kathy Kline, was the keynote speaker at the ceremony (Click HERE for press release). The START OF CONSTRUCTION and "FIRST CUT" for the future USS Kingsville was on January 5, 2021, at Austal USA's state of the art manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama. Click HERE for a few photos on our website relating to these major milestones for the future USS Kingsville (LCS 36), photos courtesy of Austal USA.

Littoral combat ships (LCS) are high speed, agile, shallow draft, mission-focused surface combatants (with aluminum trimaran hull for the Independence variant) designed for operations in the littoral environment, yet fully capable of open ocean operations. As part of the surface fleet, littoral combat ships have the capability to counter and outpace evolving threats independently or within a network of surface combatants. Paired with advanced sonar and surface weapons, the littoral combat ships provide operational flexibility to execute surface warfare, mine warfare, and anti-submarine warfare. Key aspects of the future USS Kingsville (LCS 36) are listed below.

Length: 418 ft                  Beam: 104 ft                     Draft: 14 ft
Propulsion: 2x gas turbines, 2x diesel, 4x waterjets, 4x diesel gen
Speed: 40 knots (46mph) + 47 knots (54mph) Sprint
Range: 4,900 nm at 20 knots (23mph)
Capacity: 210 metric ton
Complement: 75; 40 Core (8-O, 32-E), +35 Mission Crew
Aircraft: 2x MH-60R/S Seahawk + MQ-8 Fire Scout (unmanned)
Armament: Mk 110 57mm gun, 4x .50 cal guns, Evolved SeaRAM 11-cell missile launcher, 4x chaff launchers, ESM
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