USS San Diego Visits GTMO on Maiden Voyage


Story Number: NNS120320-21Release Date: 3/20/2012 9:23:00 PM
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By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW/AW) Justin Ailes Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba Public Affairs

GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (NNS) -- USS San Diego (LPD 22) visited Naval Station (NS) Guantanamo Bay during her maiden voyage, March 19-21.

The San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship was in port for water and supplies as she transits to her future homeport and namesake, San Diego, Calif.

"NS Guantanamo Bay has provided normal services for the San Diego during her visit," said Lt. Cmdr. Shawn Ware, NS Guantanamo Bay Port operations officer. "The installation has also facilitated the movement of ship personnel for American Red Cross and medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) reasons."

San Diego's keel was laid May 23, 2007, at Northrop Grumman's Ingalls shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss. The ship launched May 7, 2010, and was christened June 12, by sponsor Linda Winter, wife of former secretary of the Navy Donald C. Winter.

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For more news from Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, visit www.navy.mil/local/guantanamo/.

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120319-N-WW127-255 GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (March 19, 2012) The amphibious transport dock ship Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) San Diego (LPD 22) visits Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, during her maiden voyage in transit to her future homeport and namesake, San Diego, California. Guantanamo Bay is the first official port visit for San Diego since her delivery to the U.S. Navy from Huntington Ingalls shipyard. Upon arrival to her homeport, San Diego will continue equipment installation, training and maintenance before her official commissioning ceremony in May 2012. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Justin Ailes/Released)
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