Navy Accepts Delivery of Green Bay (LPD 20)

Friday, September 05, 2008

By Program Executive Office Ships Public Affairs

The Navy accepted delivery of (LPD 20) from Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding (NGSB) in , Aug. 29.  This is the fourth ship of the class of amphibious transport dock ships that NGSB has delivered. 

Accepting for the Navy during a simple onboard ceremony was Capt. Beth Dexter, Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair, and ’s Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Joe Olson.  Following the delivery ceremony, the crew of boarded their ship.  The ship’s sponsor, Mrs. Rose Magnus, and her husband, retired Marine Corps Gen. Robert Magnus, joined the crew for their first onboard meal in the “Lambeau Lounge.”  With the move aboard the ship, the crew started their regular duties of standing watches, preparing meals, training and conducting post delivery testing.

During the next two-and-a-half months, as Northrop Grumman Avondale Operations puts the finishing touches on the ship, the crew will be participating in various inspections and crew certification events, including a Light-Off Assessment before they depart .

In late November, will transit through the Panama Canal enroute to its homeport of where it will join sister ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18).  In late January 2009, will be commissioned in a formal ceremony in

Maritime Reporter February 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Navy

China's Maritime Advances Worry US

The Director of U.S. National Intelligence, James Clapper, has expressed his concern at the progress of China in maritime zones it shares with its neighbors, accused

Somali Pirates Release Long-held Hostages

Somali pirates have freed four Thai nationals seized from a fishing vessel at sea in 2010, ending the longest-running hostage drama in the Horn of Africa state, the United Nations said on Friday.

US, Chinese Navies Conduct Joint Exercise

A U.S. Navy littoral combat ship and a Chinese Navy frigate conducted a joint training exercise in the South China Sea.   The U.S. Navy littoral combat ship USS

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Navigation Pipelines Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1393 sec (7 req/sec)