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The Miguel Keith is the third Montford Point-class expeditionary sea base and the first ship in the U.S. Navy named in honor of Marine Corps Lance Corporal Miguel Keith who posthumously received the Medal of Honor for his heroism on May 8, 1970, during combat in Quang Ngai Province, South Vietnam, while assigned to the Combined Action Platoon 1-3-2, III Marine Amphibious Force.

May 3, 2021 USNS Miguel Keith (T-ESB 5) moored at Berth M/N, Naval Air Station North Island in Coronado, California.

May 8, USNS Miguel Keith was redesignated into a commissioned warship USS Miguel Keith (ESB 5) during a 10 a.m. PST ceremony at NAS North Island. Capt. Troy A. Fendrick is the first commanding officer and will lead a hybrid crew of U.S. Navy Sailors and civilian mariners.

May 10, The Miguel Keith moved from Naval Air Station North Island to Berth 5, Pier 3 on Naval Base San Diego.