ship commissioning

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The commissioning ceremony for the future USS Tripoli is scheduled for Pensacola in June.  In the run up, members of the local commissioning committee and Navy League have traveled over to Ingalls Shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss., to get an early look at the new amphibious assault ship and meet some of the crew. 

In part three of our series, we’ll meet two crewmembers, who’ll be getting their first experience at sea.

MC1 Julian Moorefield / U.S. Navy

The future USS Tripoli is in the homestretch of construction at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi; about six months out from its commissioning ceremony in Pensacola. 

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.

U.S. Navy

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.