Construction begins on USS Mobile at Austal USA

(IMG:WPMI){ }Construction begins on USS Mobile at Austal USA

Construction begins today on the future USS Mobile.

The LCS ship is being built right here at Austal USA in Mobile.

The ship's sponsor, Rebecca Byrne, wife of local Congressman Bradley Byrne, will have the honor of pushing the button to start the router that cuts the first piece of aluminium signaling the start of construction.

The event takes place later this morning.

After today's ceremony, the USS Mobile will be 1 of 7 ships under construction at Austal USA.