Adm. Don Quinn

MC1 Julian Moorefield / U.S. Navy

The Navy's newest America-class amphibious assault ship, the future USS Tripoli, is set for commissioning in Pensacola next summer, although the date has not been finalized. Members of the local commissioning committee and Pensacola Navy League recently drove over to Ingalls Shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi for a first look at the new ship.

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The commissioning ceremony for the U.S. Navy’s newest aviation-centric Amphibious Assault Ship, USS Tripoli, will be held in Pensacola next year. 

A local group is now working to plan the commissioning activities and raise the funds to pay for them.