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USS Portland (LPD-27)
Career
Awarded: 27 July 2012
Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding
Laid down: 2 August 2013
Acquired: 2017 (planned)
Status: Under construction
General characteristics
Class & type: San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock
Displacement: 25,000 tons full
Length: 208.5 m (684 ft) overall,
201.4 m (661 ft) waterline
Beam:   31.9 m (105 ft) extreme,
  29.5 m (97 ft) waterline
Draft:     7 m (23 ft)
Propulsion: Four Colt-Pielstick diesel engines, two shafts, 40,000 hp (30 MW)
Speed: 22 knots (41 km/h)
Boats & landing
craft carried:
Two LCACs (air cushion)
or one LCU (conventional)
Capacity: 699 (66 officers, 633 enlisted); surge to 800 total.
Complement: 28 officers, 333 enlisted
Armament: Two 30 mm Bushmaster II cannons, for surface threat defense;
two Rolling Airframe Missile launchers for air defense
Aircraft carried: Four CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters or two MV-22 tilt rotor aircraft may be launched or recovered simultaneously.

USS Portland (LPD-27), will be the 11th San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship of the United States Navy, and will be named in honor of the city of Portland, Oregon.

Portland's keel was laid down on 2 August 2013, at the Ingalls Shipbuilding yard in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The ship's sponsor is Bonnie Amos, wife of U.S. Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Amos.[1]

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This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain. The entry can be found here.


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