Austal USA to Build the USS Augusta

Submitted by: Austal USA

Mobile, Ala. – Austal USA is excited to learn the name of littoral combat ship 34 is the USS Augusta (LCS 34) after the beautiful city of Augusta, Maine.

The name was revealed today by the U.S. Navy and U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King. LCS 34 will be built at Austal USA’s state of the art manufacturing facility in Mobile, Ala. with start of construction scheduled for 2020.

"Maine is a state with a rich patriotic history and it gives us great pleasure to build a small surface combatant that will carry the name of its capitol city,” said Austal USA President Craig Perciavalle.

The city of Augusta was named after the daughter of American Revolutionary War hero Henry Dearborn who rose through the officer ranks and fought with General George Washington in the Continental Army against the British.

With five INDY variant littoral combat ships currently under construction and a sixth, LCS 30, set to begin construction next month, the future USS Augusta (LCS 34) is the 17th LCS to be built at Austal USA’s facility in Mobile.

About Austal USA 

Austal USA is an advanced ship manufacturer headquartered in Mobile, Alabama with post-delivery operations in San Diego and Singapore. Its headquarters and manufacturing facility are located on its state of the art campus designed uniquely with moving assembly lines and module construction guided by lean manufacturing principles. Austal USA is positioned to support both commercial and government ship construction as well as worldwide post-delivery support and sustainment. The company is under contract with the U.S. Navy to build two advanced high-speed high performance ships, the Expeditionary Fast Transport and the Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship. Austal USA’s 4,000 employees continue to operate one of the safest shipyards in America year after year.

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