Future US Navy LCS Oakland completes acceptance trials

The future USS Oakland as it sails out of Austal USA's Mobile shipyard for acceptance trials on May 20, 2020 (Photo: Austal USA)

The future US Navy littoral combat ship (LCS) USS Oakland successfully concluded acceptance trials on Friday, May 22, following a series of in-port and underway demonstrations in the Gulf of Mexico.

During the trials, the navy and shipbuilder Austal USA conducted comprehensive tests of the vessel’s systems including the main propulsion, auxiliaries, and electrical systems.

The ship also performed critical capability tests, including a full-power demonstration, steering and quick reversal, anchor drop test, and combat system detect-to-engage sequence.

Following delivery and commissioning, the future Oakland will sail to California to be homeported in San Diego with Independence-class sister ships USS Independence, USS Coronado, USS Jackson, USS Montgomery, USS Gabrielle Giffords, USS Omaha, USS Manchester, USS Tulsa, USS Charleston, USS Cincinnati, and USS Kansas City.

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