Photo by Lance Davis Photo by Lance Davis

On January 31, the amphibious warship America (LHA 6) successfully completed its acceptance sea trials in the Gulf of Mexico. America is the first in her class of ships, with increased aviation capacity to include an enlarged hangar deck, realignment and expansion of the aviation maintenance facilities, and increased aviation fuel capacity.

The America-class will be capable of carrying a Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), including Marine helicopters, MV‐22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft and F‐35B Joint Strike Fighter aircraft.

Learn more about America’s successful acceptance sea trials here: http://bit.ly/Ms5vVw

Watch the video from builder’s sea trials, held in November:  http://bit.ly/1fsEtWH

Photos by Lance Davis

What is LPD Flight II? It’s the proven solution for the next generation amphibious transport dock, Huntington Ingalls Industries’ proposed replacement to the Harpers Ferry and Whidbey Island classes of dock landing ships.Flight II is the affordable, capable, adaptable and survivable next generation amphibious ship. For more about Flight II, visit www.huntingtoningalls.com/flight2

What is LPD Flight II? It’s the proven solution for the next generation amphibious transport dock, Huntington Ingalls Industries’ proposed replacement to the Harpers Ferry and Whidbey Island classes of dock landing ships.

Flight II is the affordable, capable, adaptable and survivable next generation amphibious ship. For more about Flight II, visit www.huntingtoningalls.com/flight2

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Around the World Wednesday: Two Landing Craft Utilities from the USS Bataan rehearse storming the beach in Curaçao, an island in the southern Caribbean Sea, off the Venezuelan coast.
  • Camera: Nikon D100
  • Apeture: f/22
  • Exposure: 1/80th
  • Focal: 28mm

americasnavy:

Around the World Wednesday: Two Landing Craft Utilities from the USS Bataan rehearse storming the beach in Curaçao, an island in the southern Caribbean Sea, off the Venezuelan coast.