Navy to Commission Amphibious Transport Dock Ship Portland

The Navy will commission its newest amphibious transport dock, the future USS Portland (LPD 27), during a 10:00 a.m. PDT ceremony Saturday, April 21, at the Port of Portland, Marine Terminal 2 in Portland, Oregon. Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan will deliver the ceremony’s principal address. Bonnie Amos, wife of the 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps, retired Gen. James F. Amos, serves as the ship’s sponsor. In a time-honored Navy tradition, she will give the order to “man our ship and bring her to life!” “USS Portland…

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Future USS Portland Arrives in San Diego

The future USS Portland (LPD 27) arrived at its new homeport of San Diego, Jan. 22. Portland’s arrival to her new Southern California homeport concluded a six-week transit from her building site at Huntington Ingalls shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss. The ship departed Pascagoula Dec.14 and made port visits to eastern U.S. Naval bases, such as Key West and Mayport, Florida, as well as a visit to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. During the transit, the ship also conducted various training operations to include certifying landing craft air cushion (LCAC) operations with Assault…

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Future USS Portland transits the Panama Canal

The future USS Portland (LPD 27) made its way through the Panama Canal Jan. 9 for the first time in the ship’s history. The 50-mile journey took the amphibious dock landing ship 11 hours to complete. The canal serves as passage between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans and saves ships the 8,000-mile journey around South America. The Panama Canal is made up of 12 locks, six of which are used by transiting ships. The flood and drain system allows ships to be raised over mountainous terrain over 85 feet when…

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Delivers Amphibious Transport Dock Portland (LPD 27) to U.S. Navy

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division delivered the amphibious transport dock Portland (LPD 27) to the U.S. Navy September 18th. “Today is a great day for this collective industry and customer team,” said Kari Wilkinson, Ingalls’ vice president, program management. “For many of the shipbuilders, Supervisor of Shipbuilding representatives and members of the Navy program office, this is the 11th ship they have built and delivered together. Their personal commitment to excellence has become the hallmark of the LPD program, and we are positioned to continue that tradition on future…

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Future USS Portland successfully completes Acceptance Trials

The future USS Portland (LPD 27) successfully completed Acceptance Trials on Aug. 18, sailing from and returning to Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Portland is the 11th San Antonio class Amphibious Transport Dock ship to be presented to the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV) for acceptance. Acceptance Trials are conducted with INSURV and are intended to demonstrate a ship’s readiness for delivery through a series of dock-side and underway tests and evaluations.   “The USS Portland is a well-designed ship that is going to increase…

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Reps. Wittman and Palazzo Visit Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding Division

February 22, 2017 – Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division hosted Reps. Rob Wittman, R-Va., and Steven Palazzo, R-Miss., on Wednesday for a tour of the shipyard, which included ships under construction at Ingalls. “Today was an informative visit to Ingalls Shipbuilding—one of our nation’s best assets,” said Wittman, who is chairman of the House Armed Services’ Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee. “It is obvious the men and women of Ingalls brandish their skill-sets to build high-quality ships for the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard. It is so nice to see the…

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