Tulsa was constructed by Austal USA in Mobile, Alabama. A keel laying ceremony, which usually signifies the startìng of ship construction, was held at the Austal shipyards in Mobile on 11 January 2016, but because the ship was assembled from prefabricated modules, Tulsa was already 60 percent complete at the time. Kathy Taylor, former mayor of Tulsa, served as ship’s sponsor.

Tulsa was christened on 11 February 2017, launched on 16 March 2017, and commissioned on 16 February 2019.  She has been assigned to Littoral Combat Ship Squadron One.

Learn more about USS Tulsa at https://www.surfpac.navy.mil/lcs16/

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