Down in the shipyards of Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), there’s a new behemoth riding the waves – the USS Fort Lauderdale (LPD-28), fresh from acing its acceptance trials.

This piece dives deep into the nitty-gritty of the trials, showcasing the rigorous evaluation process and the vessel’s capabilities.

Moreover, it explores the significance of the San Antonio-class program in bolstering the US Navy’s expeditionary and humanitarian missions.

Trial by Sea

Virginia’s waters bore witness to the USS Fort Lauderdale’s trial by sea, a rigorous dance led by the Navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey.