New amphibious transport dock, ‘Portland’ christened in MS - KPTV - FOX 12

New amphibious transport dock, ‘Portland’ christened in MS

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A warfare ship, named after the Rose City, was officially christened in Mississippi.

Ingalls Shipbuilding Division named their newest amphibious transport dock after Portland due to Oregon’s long history with the Navy.

Amphibious transport dock, also called a landing platform dock, is a warfare ship designed to transport troops into a war zone by sea.

“Portland” joins 10 other ships in the “San Antonio” class of landing docks, and is the most advanced to date.  

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