Austal USA, Mobile AL

Most recent update: June 12, 2017.


Austal USA was established in 2000 as a joint venture of the Australian boatbuilder, Austal, and Tom Bender, owner of Bender Shipbuilding.  Austal bought Bender out in September 2006.  The shipyard is a completely new facility on Pinto Island in Mobile, located close to the I-10 tunnel.  Visit the company at www.austal.com and see the yard from the air on Google here: the original yard is the white building just north of the Bankhead tunnel; the first expansion was the building between the two tunnels; and there is now also a big fab shop on the land southeast of the corner of Dunlap and ADDSCO.

Hull # O.N. Original Name Original Owner Ship Type GT $mm Delivery Disposition
261 Mexico Anapaula Otto Candies Crewboat 365   21-Jan-02 Active
262 Mexico Veronica Otto Candies Crewboat 365   22-Jan-02 Active
607 1132690 Biscayne Lady Island Queen Cr. Cruise Boat 568   Jan-03 Active
609 1137834 Cloud Nine Cloud Nine, Inc. Cruise Boat 504   May-03 Active
610 1131648 Christopher M. Colasanti   Cruise Boat 197 7 Nov-03 Now Patriot
611 1139023 Zephyr Circle Line Cruise Boat 600 7 Aug-03 Active
612 1156057 Seacoaster American Marine Patrol Craft 90   Dec-04 Now AMH Seacoaster
614 1151698 Lake Express Lake Express Ro-Pax Ferry 1,757 19 Jun-04 Active
615 1182234 Alakai Hawaii Superferry Ro-Pax Ferry 3,617 75 Jun-07 To USN 2012 as Puerto Rico (HST 2), to Bay Ferries 2016 as The Cat
616 1215902 Huakai Hawaii Superferry Ro-Pax Ferry 3,617 75 Feb-09 To USN 2012 as Guam (HST 1), active
618 872010 Independence (LCS 2) GD/U.S. Navy Litt. Combat Ship 975d 450+ 18-Dec-09 Active
642 1224272 Coronado (LCS 4) GD/U.S. Navy Litt. Combat Ship 975d   27-Sep-13 Active
700 1291391 Jackson (LCS 6) U.S. Navy Litt. Combat Ship 975d 432 11-Aug-15 Active
701 1316879 Montgomery (LCS 8) U.S. Navy Litt. Combat Ship 975d 368 23-Jun-16 Active
702 1325768 Gabrielle Giffords (LCS 10) U.S. Navy Litt. Combat Ship 975d 346 27-Dec-16 Active
703   Omaha (LCS 12) U.S. Navy Litt. Combat Ship 975d 346   Building
704   Manchester (LCS 14) U.S. Navy Litt. Combat Ship 975d 340   Building
705   Tulsa (LCS 16) U.S. Navy Litt. Combat Ship 975d 340   Building
706   Charleston (LCS 18) U.S. Navy Litt. Combat Ship 975d  342   Building
707   Cincinnati (LCS 20) U.S. Navy Litt. Combat Ship 975d  342   Building
708   Kansas City (LCS 22) U.S. Navy Litt. Combat Ship 975d  345   Building
709   Oakland (LCS 24) U.S. Navy Litt. Combat Ship 975d  345   Building
710   Mobile (LCS 26) U.S. Navy Litt. Combat Ship 975d 564   Building
711    (LCS 28) U.S. Navy Litt. Combat Ship 975d 584   Building
630 1164656 Spearhead (EPF 1)  U.S. Army Transport 1,515d 185 5-Dec-12 Active
631 1164659 Choctaw County (EPF 2)  U.S. Navy Transport 1,515d 152 6-Jun-13 Active
632 1239943 Millinocket (EPF 3)  U.S. Army Transport 1,515d 152 21-Mar-14 Active
633 1239944 Fall River (EPF 4)  U.S. Navy Transport 1,515d 152 14-Sep-14 Active
634 1241460 Trenton (EPF 5)  U.S. Army Transport 1,515d 152 13-Apr-15 Active
635 1241461 Brunswick (EPF 6)  U.S. Navy Transport 1,515d 156 14-Jan-16 Active
636 1241462 Carson City (EPF 7)  U.S. Army Transport 1,515d 156 24-Jun-16 Active
637 1317058 Yuma (EPF 8)  U.S. Navy Transport 1,515d 161 21-Apr-17 Active
638   Bismarck (EPF 9)  U.S. Army Transport 1,515d 161   Building
639   Burlington (EPF 10)  U.S. Navy Transport 1,515d 167   Building
640   Puerto Rico (EPF 11)  U.S. Navy Transport 1,515d 124   Building
641    (EPF 12)  U.S. Navy Transport 1,515d 124   Building