USS Portland (LPD-27)
USS Portland during her sea trials in June 2017
|Awarded:||27 July 2012|
|Laid down:||2 August 2013|
|Launched:||13 February 2016|
|Sponsored by:||Bonnie Amos|
|Acquired:||18 September 2017|
|Commissioned:||14 December 2017|
|Homeport:||Naval Base San Diego, California|
|Status:||In active service|
|Class and type:||San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock|
|Displacement:||25,000 tons full|
|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 |
|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.|
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. Portland was launched on 13 February 2016, and she was delivered to the Navy on 18 September 2017. She was commissioned on 14 December 2017, but her commissioning ceremony was not held until 21 April 2018, when she was in the city of Portland for the festivities. The commissioning ceremony was protested by a number of local anti-war groups, who opposed a warship being named after the city.
Laser weapon systemEdit
The AN/SEQ-3 Laser Weapon System (LaWS) was moved from ex-USS Ponce to Portland for indefinite testing. It was installed at the end of 2018. In May 2020, USS Portland (LPD-27) successfully destroyed an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with a solid-state laser, Technology Maturation Laser Weapon System Demonstrator (LWSD).
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- Elise Herron (21 April 2018). "As the Navy Christens a New Warship the USS Portland, Democratic Socialists Say It's Warmongering". Willamette Week. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
- Redden, Jim (16 February 2016). "USS Portland launched, local commissioning ceremony still sought". Portland Tribune. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
- "Huntington Ingalls Industries Delivers Amphibious Transport Dock Portland (LPD 27) to U.S. Navy" (Press release). Huntington Ingalls. 18 September 2017. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
- Redden, Jim (9 November 2017). "43rd Veterans Day Parade set for Saturday". Portland Tribune.
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- LPD Portland Will Host ONR Laser Weapon Demonstrator, Serve as RIMPAC 2018 Flagship. Megan Eckstein, USNI News. 10 January 2018.
- USS Portland Commissioned in Portland, Ore. Ben Werner, USNI News. 22 April 2018.
- "USS Portland conducts Laser Weapon System Demonstrator Test". Commander, US Pacific Fleet. 22 May 2020.
- This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain. The entry can be found here.
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