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.

May 3, 2023 USS Fort Lauderdale moved "dead-stick" from BAE Systems shipyard to Berth 3, Pier 9 on Naval Station Norfolk; Underway for sea trials, following a 10-month Post Shakedown Availability (PSA), on June 12; Anchored at Lynnhaven Anchorage "A" for a brief stop on June 17, 23 and 26th; Moored at Berth 5, Pier 5 on June 27.

July 7, Capt. Gill McCarthy relieved Capt. James A. Quaresimo as CO of the LPD 28 during a change-of-command ceremony aboard the ship.

July 12, The Fort Lauderdale moored at Berth 5, Pier 5 on Naval Station Norfolk after a two-day underway in the Virginia Capes Op. Area; Underway again from July 17-19; Moved to Berth 4, Pier 9 on Aug. 11; Underway in support of Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) loading exercise (LOADEX) on Aug. 21; Anchored at Lynnhaven Anchorage "A" for a brief stop on Aug. 22.

August 30, USS Fort Lauderdale moored at Berth 6, Pier 9 on Naval Station Norfolk; Underway in the Virginia Capes ans Cherry Point Op. Areas from Sept. 18-22; Underway again on Oct. 2; Brief stop at Lynnhaven Anchorage "A" before moored at Berth 5, Pier 1 on Oct. 7; Moved to Berth 2, Pier 10 on Oct. 26; Underway again from Nov. 13-17.

December 1, The Fort Lauderdale moored at Berth 2, Pier 12 on Naval Station Norfolk after a one-day underway off the coast of Virginia; Moved "dead-stick" to Pier 3N, BAE Systems shipyard on Jan. 12.

April 11, 2024 USS Fort Lauderdale moored at Berth 2, Pier 10 on Naval Station Norfolk after a two-day underway for sea trials in the Virginia Capes Op. Area; Underway for well deck and flight deck certifications, in the Virginia Capes Op. Area, on May 1; Anchored at Lynnhaven Anchorage "A" for a brief stop on May 3.

May 12, The Fort Lauderdale made a brief stop off the coast of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Moored at Wharf C1 on Naval Station Mayport, Fla., from May 13-16; Moored at Berth 1, Pier 7 on May 22; Underway again on June 12.

June 13, USS Fort Lauderdale moored at Pier 4 East, North Locust Point Marine Terminal in Port of Baltimore, Md., for a five-day visit to participate in annual Fleet Week celebration.

June 19, The Fort Lauderdale moored at deperming crib on Lambert's Point Magnetic Treatment Facility in Norfolk Harbor for magnetic treatment (DEPERM); Moved to Berth 2, Pier 10 on June 26; Underway again on July 23; Anchored at Lynnhaven Anchorage "A" for an overnight stop on July 23.