Future USS Fort Lauderdale Completes Builder’s Trials

The future USS Fort Lauderdale (LPD 28), the Navy’s 12th San Antonio class-amphibious transport dock ship, conducted builder sea trials, October 26th. Fort Lauderdale will be homeported in Norfolk. Builder’s trials consist of a series of in-port and at-sea demonstrations that allow the Navy and the shipbuilder, Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding Division to assess the ship’s systems and…

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Navy Christens LPD 28 Fort Lauderdale in Pascagoula

The Navy will christen its newest amphibious transport dock, the future USS Fort Lauderdale (LPD 28), during a 10 a.m. CDT ceremony Saturday, Aug. 21, at the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Ingalls Division shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The mayor of Fort Lauderdale, the Honorable Dean Trantalis, will deliver the ceremony’s principal address. Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Ship…

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Future USS Fort Lauderdale Launched

March 30, 2020 – The future USS Fort Lauderdale (LPD 28) was successfully launched at the Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Ingalls Division shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi, March 28. Fort Lauderdale is the Navy’s 12th San Antonio class amphibious transport dock ship. On March 7 2020, the ship was transferred from the land level facility to the dry dock in preparation…

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