USS FORT LAUDERDALE
LPD 28
  
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The Fort Lauderdale (LPD 28) is the 12th San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship and is named in honor of city of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

October 13, 2017 The keel authentication ceremony for the future USS Fort Lauderdale was held at Huntington Ingalls Industries, Ingalls Operations shipyard in Pascagoula, Mississippi.

March 28, 2020 The Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Fort Lauderdale was launched from a floating dry-dock and moored at Ingalls West Bank Yard East Wharf.

August 21, 2021 PCU Fort Lauderdale was christened during a 10 a.m. CDT ceremony at Ingalls West Bank in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The Honorable Meredith A. Berger, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations and Environment, served as sponsor of the ship. Capt. James A. Quaresimo is the prospective commanding officer.

October 22, The Fort Lauderdale moored at Ingalls West Bank Yard East Wharf after a three-day underway for Builder's (Alpha) trials; Underway for acceptance trials with the INSURV from Jan. 26-28.

March 11, 2022 U.S. Navy accepted delivery of the LPD 28 during a short ceremony in the ship's well deck at Ingalls West Bank Yard East Wharf.

July 11, PCU Fort Lauderdale departed Pascagoula, Miss., for the last time en route to its namesake city; Brief stop off the coast of Panama City, Fla., on July 14, 15, 16 and 18th; Transited northbound, off the southeast coast of Florida, on July 22; Conducted operations approximately 70 n.m. north of Grand Bahama Island from July 23-24.

July 25, The Fort Lauderdale moored at Berth 4 in Port Everglades, Fla., for a week-long visit in preparation for its commissioning ceremony.

July 30, USS Fort Lauderdale was commissioned during a 10 a.m. EDT ceremony at Port Everglades.

August 4, USS Fort Lauderdale moored at Berth 2, Pier 12 in its homeport of Naval Station Norfolk for the first time.

August 19, The Fort Lauderdale moored at Pier 1 on BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair facility after a four-day underway off the coast of Virginia.