So I’m working away here on INside Innovation and looking out over the Hudson River and this amazing ship just passed by.
This is what the site has to say about this ship.
LPD 17 (SAN ANTONIO CLASS) LANDING PLATFORM DOCK, USA
The Landing Platform Dock 17, San Antonio Class, is the latest class of amphibious force ship for the United States Navy. The mission of the San Antonio Class is to transport the US Marine Corps “mobility triad” – that is, Advanced Amphibious Assault Vehicles (AAAVs), air-cushioned landing craft (LCAC) and the MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft – to trouble spots around the world.
Construction of the first ship of 12, the San Antonio (LPD 17), began in June 2000. It was launched in July 2003 and commissioned in January 2006. The San Antonio is homeported at Norfolk naval base, Virginia.
Glad to see innovation in the military.
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