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  • Gabrielle Giffords (LCS-10) will be an Independence-class littoral combat ship of the United States Navy. The ship is named after former United States Representative Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot along with eighteen other people during the 2011 shooting in Tucson, Arizona. The ship's name was announced by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus on 10 February 2012. The ship's sponsor will be Roxanna Green, the mother of Christina-Taylor Green, age 9, who was killed in the Tucson shooting that wounded Giffords in January 2011. Gabrielle Giffords will be the 15th U.S. naval ship to be named for a woman by the United States Navy. The ship, currently being built by Austal USA, is scheduled to be completed and delivered to the Navy in August 2015.

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