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Click HERE to DONATE to the USS Kingsville Commissioning Committee (Placeholder, link under construction, estimate early 2021).

The USS Kingsville Commissioning Committee is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) project of the Kingsville Council of the Navy League in a community partnership with the City of Kingsville and the Kingsville Chamber of Commerce. The Committee's website is currently under construction. In the coming months, the USS Kingsville Commissioning Committee will disseminate more information on the commissioning week festivities and fundraising activities.

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 Kingsville's mayor, Sam Fugate, and 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).

BREAKING NEWS! Austal USA has announced the START OF CONSTRUCTION for the future USS Kingsville. The first cut was made on January 5, 2021, at Austal USA's state of the art manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama. Click HERE to see Austal USA photos of this major milestone event for the future USS Kingsville (LCS 36).

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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