USS Portland (LPD-27)

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USS Portland has conducts its first set of sea trials in the Gulf of Mexico. (35696636566).jpg
USS Portland during sea trials in June 2017.
Name: USS Portland
Namesake: Portland, Oregon
Awarded: 27 July 2012[1]
Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding[1]
Laid down: 2 August 2013[2]
Launched: 13 February 2016[1]
Sponsored by: Bonnie Amos[2]
Acquired: 18 September 2017[1]
Commissioned: 14 December 2017[1]
Status: In active service
General characteristics
Class and type: San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock
Displacement: 25,000 tons full
  • 208.5 m (684 ft) overall,
  • 201.4 m (661 ft) waterline
  •   31.9 m (105 ft) extreme,
  •   29.5 m (97 ft) waterline
Draft:     7 m (23 ft)
Propulsion: Four Colt-Pielstick diesel engines, two shafts, 40,000 hp (30 MW)
Speed: 22 knots (41 km/h)
Boats & landing
craft carried:
  • 2 LCACs (air cushion)
  • or 1 LCU (conventional)
Capacity: 699 (66 officers, 633 enlisted); surge to 800 total.
Complement: 28 officers, 333 enlisted
Aircraft carried: 4 CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters or 2 MV-22 tilt rotor aircraft may be launched or recovered simultaneously.

USS Portland (LPD-27) is a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship of the United States Navy, named in honor of the city of Portland, Oregon. Portland's keel was laid down on 2 August 2013, at the Ingalls Shipbuilding yard in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The ship's sponsor is Bonnie Amos, wife of U.S. Marine Corps Commandant General James Amos.[2] Portland was launched on 13 February 2016,[1][3][4] and she was delivered to the Navy on 18 September 2017.[5] She was commissioned on 14 December 2017,[1] but her commissioning ceremony was not held until 21 April 2018, when she was in the city of Portland for the festivities.[6][7][8] The commissioning ceremony was protested by a number of local anti-war groups, who opposed a warship being named after the city.[3][9]

Laser weapon system[edit]

Laser Weapon System (LaWS)

The Laser Weapon System (LaWS) will be moved from ex-USS Ponce to Portland for indefinite testing.[10] It will be installed at the end of 2018.[11]


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