According to information published by Austal USA on April 2, 2021, the firm launched USS Canberra into the Mobile River. This is the first Navy ship that Austal has launched in 2021 and the first one to launch from Austal's recently acquired drydock. USS Canberra is an Independence-class littoral combat ship (LCS), one of 19 that the Navy has contracted Austal to build. The next step is sea trials and then delivery.
|Independence-variant LCS (Littoral Combat Ship) USS Canberra LCS 30 (Picture source: Twitter account of WarshipCam)|