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Austal hosts keel laying for new Littoral Combat Ship Manchester (LCS 14)

MOBILE, Alabama, - Austal and the U.S. Navy held a keel-laying ceremony today for the future USS...
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Security Info


SECURITY PROCEDURES: All bags, purses, wallets, backpacks, coats, etc. are subject to search for weapons, explosives, and contraband. NO weapons including knives or sharp pointed objects are allowed at any commissioning event. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding regarding these procedures required by the U,S. Navy for your safety, the safety of the crew, and the protection of the newest commissioned warship afloat. ln order for the security process to flow smoothly and for you and your guests to be seated in time for the ceremony, please ensure that you arrive at the site two hours prior.

Due to elevated Force Protection procedures, all invited guests are required to have a ticket and photo identification card (example: military ID, drive/s license, etc.) on their person for security access. Children under 16 do not require a photo ID with an adult escort. Please have your photo ID and tickets available upon arrival. All invited guests will pass through a security checkpoint before entering the pier, which will include metal detectors, bag inspections and military working dogs. Have the ticket on your person at the security checkpoint. Do not bring weapons, large bags, backpacks, umbrellas or coolers. Diaper bags and purses will be allowed, but will be subject to inspection. Security measures are subject to change due to increases in force protection conditions.


SMOKING: Smoking is prohibited onboard the ship and during the ceremony.

CAMERAS: The use of cameras/video cameras is permitted in the audience seating area.
DRESS/UNIFORM: Uniform for Navy personnel in the official party will be Full Dress White with
sword and Full Dress White for ship's crew. Other U.S. Navy attendees are requested to wear
Summer White. Other military attendees are requested to wear their service's equivalent. Civilians
may wear lnformal Dress.

TOURS: There will be a post commissioning reception held pier side immediately following the ceremony. Security posture permitting, guests are invited to tour designated areas onboard USS MANCHESTER immediately following the ceremony. Tours will not be conducted before the ceremony.

OTHER INFORMATION: If you have any questions, please call 228.935.6671 or email:

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