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|102k||27 May 2004: Washington DC - The U.S. Navy announced today that General Dynamics - Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine, will be one of two defense contracting teams
awarded contract options for final system design with options for detail design and construction of up to two Flight 0 Littoral Combat Ships (LCS). The LCS is an entirely new breed of
U.S. Navy warship. A fast, agile, and networked surface combatant, LCS's modular, focused-mission design will provide Combatant Commanders the required warfighting capabilities and
operational flexibility to ensure maritime dominance and access for the joint force. LCS will operate with focused-mission packages that deploy manned and unmanned vehicles to execute
missions including, Special Operations Forces (SOF) support, high-speed transit, Maritime Interdiction Operations (MIO), Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), and
Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection (AT/FP).
(Artist concept provided to the U.S. Navy courtesy of General Dynamics, Photo #040527-O-0000G-004, from the Navy Newstand)
|492k||undated: Mobile, Ala. - An aerial view of the Austal USA shipyard, the American branch of operations for Australian shipbuilder Austal. Founded in 1999 along the west bank of
Blakely Island on the Mobile River in Mobile, Alabama. The shipyard was initially engaged in building high-speed aluminum ferries, such as the Lake Express for service across Lake
Michigan, and the Alakai for Hawaii Superferry. Construction on the first Littoral Combat Ship of the USS Independence variant was begun in 2006. In conjunction with
the General Dynamics Corp., all of the planned Independence Class LCS's will be built here.|
(Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin, Fincantiere Marinette Marine)
19 - 20 November 2015: Mobile, Ala. - An six view series of PCU Omaha (LCS 12) being rolled out of the Austal shipyard fabricating shed on to a
barge which will take her down river where she'll be put in a drydock. On her launch day, she'll be christened and floated out of the drydock.
(© Photos courtesy of Austal USA)
|156k||19 December 2015: Mobile, Ala. - Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus speaks to the media before the christening ceremony of the Navy's newest Independence-variant
littoral combat ship, the future USS Omaha (LCS 12).|
(U.S. Navy photo #151219-N-LV331-001 by MC2 Armando Gonzales from the Navy Newstand)
19 December 2015: Mobile, Ala. - An six view series of various items and activities from the christening of PCU Omaha (LCS 12).
(© Photos courtesy of Austal USA)
|241k||19 December 2015: Mobile, Ala. - Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and distinguished guests render honors as Seabees assigned to Naval Mobile Construction
Battalion (NMCB) 11 presents the colors during the christening ceremony for the Navy's newest littoral combat ship, USS Omaha (LCS 12), in Mobile, Ala.|
(U.S. Navy photo #151219-N-OR477-067 by MC1 Michael C. Barton from the Navy Newstand)
|329k||19 December 2015: Mobile, Ala. - Susan A. Buffett, ship's sponsor for the littoral combat ship Pre-Commissioning Unit, Omaha (LCS 12), breaks a
bottle across the ship's bow during a christening ceremony at Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Ala.|
(U.S. Navy photo #151219-N-OR477-130 by MC1 Michael C. Barton from the Navy Newstand)
|144k||19 December 2015: Mobile, Ala. - Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus delivers the principal address during the christening ceremony of the Navy's newest
Independence-variant littoral combat ship, the future USS Omaha (LCS 12).|
(U.S. Navy photo #151219-N-LV331-003 by MC2 Armando Gonzales from the Navy Newstand)
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10 May 2017: Mobile, Ala. - Seven views of the future littoral combat ship USS Omaha (LCS 12) returns to the Austal USA shipyard after successfully conducting
acceptance trials. The trials consisted of a series of graded in-port and underway demonstrations for the Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV).
(© Remainder of photos courtesy of Austal USA)
|242k||08 October 2017: Mobile, Ala. - The view from the flight deck of the future littoral combat ship USS Omaha (LCS 12) while pierside in Mobile, Ala. the
night after hurricane Nate passes hrough the area. Pictured in the background is the future USS Manchester (LCS 14).|
(U.S. Navy photo #171008-N-N0101-005 by GSMC Joshua Faber from the Navy Newstand)
|196k||06 December 2017: Norfolk, Va. - A tugboat returns to Norfolk Naval Station after assisting the Nimitz class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) get underway.
The future USS Omaha (LCS 12) sits alone at pier 10.|
(U.S. Navy photo #171206-N-ME568-080 by MCSN Dan Snow from the Navy Newstand)
03 January 2018: Guantanamo Bay, Cuba -
1.) The future USS Omaha (LCS 12), the Navy's newest littoral combat ship, passes the USCGC Confidence (WMEC-619), a United States Coast Guard medium
endurance cutter, as it sits pierside at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay during a brief fuel stop. Omaha is conducting a change of homeport to San Diego.
2.) A Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Port Operations vessel prepares to assist the future USS Omaha (LCS 12), a littoral combat ship, pierside at the installation during a brief fuel stop.
3.) The future USS Omaha (LCS 12), a littoral combat ship, sits pierside at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay during a brief fuel stop. Omaha is conducting change of homeport
to San Diego. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay provides support to the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard vessels, and partner navies in the Caribbean operating area.
(U.S. Navy photo #180103-N-TP834-003, 180103-N-TP834-087, and #180103-N-TP834-149 by MC1 John Philip Wagner, Jr. from the Navy Newstand)
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|288k||09 January 2018: Panama Canal - The future amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27) and the future littoral combat ship USS Omaha
(LCS 12) transit the Panama Canal. Portland is currently transiting from its building site in Pascagoula, Miss. to its new homeport in San Diego.|
(U.S. Navy photo #180109-N-UK053-052 by MC2 Britney Odom from the Navy Newstand)
|281k||19 January 2018: San Diego, Cal. - The littoral combat ship the future USS Omaha (LCS 12) arrives at its new homeport, Naval Base San Diego. Omaha
will be commissioned in San Diego next month and is the sixth ship in the LCS Independence-variant class.|
(U.S. Navy photo #180119-N-NI420-0025 by MC3 Molly DiServio from the Navy Newstand)
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03 February 2018: San Diego, Cal. - A ten view series of USS Omaha (LCS 12) being commissioned at the Broadway Pier of the San Diego Naval
Station. The ceremony was attended by aproximately 1200 people. Omaha will be homeported at San Diego as a unit of LCS Squadron
One. She's the eleventh LCS commissioned, and will be the sixth Independence variant LCS to join the San Diego based squadron.
(All Photos © Rebecca S. Gratz and the Omaha - World Herald Newspaper)
|163k||09 March 2018: San Diego, Cal. - The littoral combat ship USS Omaha (LCS 12) pulls into Naval Base San Diego. Omaha is the newest
Independence-variant littoral combat ship and one of eight LCS homeported in San Diego.
(U.S. Navy photo #180309-N-SH509-862 by Lt.(jg) Mary Browning from the Navy Newstand)
|View the USS Omaha (LCS 12) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|Omaha's Commanding Officers|
|Blue Crew (LCS Crew 213)||Gold Crew (LCS Crew 206, The Vikings)|
|1.) 03 Feb. 2018||Cmdr. Michael H. Toth (prior enl. / ECP '99) (North Ridgefield, Oh.)||1.) 03 Feb. 2018||Cmdr. Matthew David Scarlett (OCS ‘98) (Ravenna, Oh.)|
|2.) 07 Dec. 2018||Cmdr. John P. Barrientos (OCS ‘00) (Brentwood, N.Y.)||2.) .. .... 2018||Cmdr. Karl F. McCarthy (ROTC ‘99) (North Easton, Mass.)|
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