USS PORTLAND LPD 27
The Portland (LPD 27) is the 11th San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock and is named in honor of city of Portland, Oregon.
August 2, 2013 The keel authentication ceremony for the LPD 27 was held at Huntington Ingalls Industries, Ingalls Operations shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi.
February 13, 2016 The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Portland was launched from a floating dry-dock at Ingalls shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss., and moored at Ingalls West Bank Yard East Wharf.
May 21, PCU Portland was christened during a 10 a.m. CDT ceremony at Ingalls West Bank in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Mrs. Bonnie Amos, the wife of U.S. Marine Corps Gen. James F. Amos (Ret.), served as sponsor of the ship. Capt. Jeremy R. Hill is the prospective commanding officer.
June 30, 2017 The Portland returned to Ingalls shipyard after a three-day underway, in the Gulf of Mexico, for Builder's Trials; Underway for acceptance trials with the INSURV from Aug. 16-18.
September 18, U.S. Navy accepted delivery of the LPD 27 during a short ceremony aboard the ship at Ingalls West Bank Yard East Wharf.