USS John P. Murtha (LPD-26) Completed Final Post-Delivery Trials on July 21

Amphibious transport dock USS John P. Murtha (LPD-26) is ready for deployment. USS P. Murtha (LPD-26) is the 10th San Antonio-class amphib to join the fleet. These LPDs transport and deploy combat and support elements of Marine Expeditionary Units. San Antonio-class ships carry surface connects such as amphibious assault vehicles and landing craft, and vertical lift connectors such…

USS Ralph Johnson (DDG-114) Successfully Completed Builder’s Trials

US Navy stated that The future USS Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) successfully completed builder’s trials, July 20, after spending four days underway in the Gulf of Mexico. While underway, DDG 114 successfully demonstrated full-power runs, self-defense detect-to-engage exercises, steering checks, boat handling, and anchoring. The DDG 51 class ships currently being constructed are Aegis Baseline…

US Navy; The 11th San Antonio-class amphibious warship completed builder’s trials

LPD 27; USS Portland has succesfully completed Builder’s Trials on 30 June. “At-sea tests conducted during LPD-27’s trials included full power runs, self-defense detect-to-engage exercises, evaluations of key combat and communications systems, rapid ballast/de-ballast operations, steering checks, and anchor handling demonstrations,” read the statement from NAVSEA. It was also stated “Builder’s Trials is the Navy’s…