USS PORTLAND is the eleventh SAN ANTONIO - class amphibious transport dock and the third ship in the Navy to bear the name but the first named exclusively for the city in Oregon. The PORTLAND was commissioned without ceremony on December 14, 2017. A commissioning ceremony was held during a visit of USS PORTLAND at Portland, Or., on April 21, 2018. Since late 2018, PORTLAND is serving as one of the Navy's test platforms for the Laser Weapon System Demonstrator (LWSD) MK 2 Mod 0.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: July 27, 2012|
|Keel laid: May 20, 2013|
|Launched: February 13, 2016|
|Commissioned: December 14, 2017|
|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: San Diego, Calif.|
|Armament: two Bushmaster II 30 mm Close in Guns; two |
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS PORTLAND. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
USS PORTLAND Image Gallery:
The photos below were taken by Michael Jenning and show the PORTLAND at Naval Base San Diego, Calif., on September 28, 2018.
The photos below were taken by Michael Jenning and show the PORTLAND at Naval Base San Diego, Calif., on March 2, 2019.
The photos below were taken by Michael Jenning during one of the open ship events aboard USS PORTLAND as part of Fleet Week Los Angeles at San Pedro, Calif., on May 28, 2022. Note the Laser Weapon System Demonstrator (LWSD) MK 2 Mod 0 on the forecastle.
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