USS San Antonio on Sea Trials After Extensive Maintenance
San Antonio class amphibious transport dock USS San Antonio (LPD 17) began Sea Trials February 29 following a three-year Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) maintenance availability.
During Sea Trials, the San Antonio will undergo multiple training scenarios for each department designed to evaluate the performance of the ship after an extensive maintenance period.
The short underway will be the first time the San Antonio has been underway since February of 2017.
Captain Brent C. Gaut, commanding officer of USS San Antonio, said, “[Our Sailors] have given, time and again, everything they have to put our warship back to sea, where she belongs. Today starts the next phase of our journey, where we shape ourselves into a battle-minded crew, breathing life into a combat-ready ship ready to win the fight.”
San Antonio is the first ship named for the city in Texas and the first amphibious transport dock ship in the San Antonio-class.