A new Independence-class littoral combat ship ordered by the US Navy will be the first American warship to be named after the city of Kingsville, Texas.
The name Kingsville was chosen due in part to the decades-old partnership between the city and the navy. Specifically, Kingsville is also home to a similarly named US Navy air station that trains the service’s future tactical jet pilots.
The future USS Kingsville will be built at the Austal USA shipyard in Mobile, Alabama under a contract originally awarded in December 2018.
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