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USS FORT LAUDERDALE is the twelfth SAN ANTONIO - class amphibious transport dock and the first ship in the Navy named after Fort Lauderdale, Florida. While still a Flight I member of her class, FORT LAUDERDALE features a number of modifications compared to previous ships of the class. Most striking are the steel masts instead of the composite masts and that the stern gate is open at the top.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: December 19, 2016|
|Keel laid: October 13, 2017|
|Launched: March 28, 2020|
|Commissioned: July 30, 2022|
|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 |
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS FORT LAUDERDALE. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
USS FORT LAUDERDALE Image Gallery:
The photos below were taken by Michael Jenning and show the FORT LAUDERDALE at the BAE Systems shipyard in Norfolk, Va., on September 6, 2022.