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August 30, 2013 / iDriveWarships

LCS 6 Crest Unveiled

PCU Jackson crest unveiling ceremony

The future Independence-variant littoral combat ship (LCS) Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Jackson (LCS 6) revealed its official crest during a ceremony Aug. 27 at Mariner Park on Naval Base San Diego.

Cmdr. Mike Davies, commanding officer of Jackson’s Crew 212, hosted the event with Capt. Randy Garner, commodore of LCS Squadron 1, who served as the guest speaker.

As the first commanding officer of the ship, Davies had the responsibility of coming up with a crest. He then passed the opportunity on to Crew 212 to design their own crest. The crew decided on a crest that symbolizes its mission of protecting the nation with strong historical ties to its namesake. The name is derived from former President Andrew Jackson and the city of Jackson, Miss.

“The thorough deliberation of the various ideas and inputs the crew collected and digested helped underpin the important parts for the crest,” said Davies. “In the end, they created an identity for USS Jackson and the many Sailors who will have the opportunity to serve her. It embodies all the characteristics and features that a ship’s crest should represent. The crest is simply amazing and I could not be more proud of them.”

Jackson is currently under construction in Mobile, Ala., by Austal USA. A keel laying ceremony was held in October 2012, and the ship is expected to be commissioned in 2015.

PCU Jackson crest unveiling ceremony

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