USS ARLINGTON is the eighth SAN ANTONIO - class amphibious transport dock and the third ship in the Navy named after Arlington, Va. The ship is named in commemoration of the terrorist attack on the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, and therefore, steel taken from the Pentagon will be displayed on board the USS ARLINGTON.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: November 6, 2006|
|Keel laid: May 26, 2008|
|Launched: November 23, 2010|
|Commissioned: April 6, 2013|
|Builder: Northrop Grumman Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, Miss.|
|Propulsion system: four sequentially turbocharged marine Colt-Pielstick Diesels|
|Length: 684 feet (208.5 meters)|
|Beam: 105 feet (31.9 meters)|
|Draft: 23 feet (7 meters)|
|Displacement: approx. 24,900 tons|
|Speed: 22 knots|
|Well deck capacity: two LCAC or one LCU and 14 Expeditionary Fighting Vehicles|
|Aircraft: landing platform for all helicopters and the MV-22 Osprey; maintenance facilities for one CH-53E or two CH-46s or one MV-22 or three UH/AH-1s|
|Crew: Ship: 28 officers, 332 enlisted|
|Marine Detachment: 66 officers, 633 enlisted (can be expanded to 800)|
|Homeport: Norfolk, Va.|
|Armament: two Bushmaster II 30 mm Close in Guns; two Rolling Airframe Missile launchers|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS ARLINGTON. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
USS ARLINGTON Cruise Books:
USS ARLINGTON Image Gallery:
The photos below were taken by Michael Jenning and show the ARLINGTON at Naval Base Norfolk, Va., on October 28, 2013.
The photos below were taken by Michael Jenning and show the ARLINGTON at Naval Base Norfolk, Va., on October 23, 2014.
The photo below was taken by Steven Collingwood and shows the ARLINGTON over Thimble Shoals Tunnel after departure from Naval Base Norfolk, Va., on October 27, 2014. USS ARLINGTON is joining Exercise Bold Alligator off the Virginia Capes and Cherry Point, SC.
The photos below were taken by Michael Jenning and show the ARLINGTON at Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, Va., on April 30, 2015. The ARLINGTON was onloading ammunition for an 11-day underway (departed Norfolk, Va., on May 4) to participate in Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 4/Marine Expeditionary Unit Integration Training (PMINT), with the 26th MEU, as part of the USS KEARSARGE (LHD 3) ARG.
The photos below were taken by Michael Jenning and show the ARLINGTON at the Marine Hydraulics Shipyard at Norfolk, Va., during a Phased Maintenance Availability (PMA) on October 12, 2016.