Amphibious Transport Dock

LPD 24  -  USS Arlington

 

 

LPD-24 USS Arlington crest insignia patch badge san antonio class amphibious transport dock

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Type, Class:

 

Amphibious Transport Dock (LPD); San Antonio - class;

planned and built as LPD 24

Builder:

 

Huntington Ingalls Industries, Ingalls Operations, Pascagoula, Mississippi, USA

STATUS:

 

Awarded: November 6, 2006

Laid down: December 18, 2008

Launched: November 23, 2010

Commissioned: April 6, 2013

IN SERVICE / ATLANTIC FLEET

Homeport:

 

Norfolk, Virginia, USA

Namesake:

 

named after and in honor of Arlington County, Virginia

Ship's Motto:

 

STRENGTH - HONOR - FORTITUDE

Technical Data:

(Measures, Propulsion,

Armament, Aviation, etc.)

 

see: INFO > San Antonio - class Amphibious Transport Dock

 

ship images

 

lpd 24 uss arlington recovery test for nasa orion crew module norfolk virginia

recovery test for NASA Orion crew-module - Norfolk, Virginia - August 2013

 

recovery test for NASA Orion crew-module - Norfolk, Virginia - August 2013

 

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recovery test for NASA Orion crew-module - Norfolk, Virginia - August 2013

 

recovery test for NASA Orion crew-module - Norfolk, Virginia - August 2013

 

recovery test for NASA Orion crew-module - Norfolk, Virginia - August 2013

 

recovery test for NASA Orion crew-module - Norfolk, Virginia - August 2013

 

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commissioning ceremony - Norfolk, Virginia - April 6, 2013

 

lpd 24 uss arlington commissioning ceremony april 6 2013 norfolk virginia

commissioning ceremony - Norfolk, Virginia - April 6, 2013

 

uss arlington lpd 24 san antonio class amphibious transport dock commissioning april 2013

commissioning ceremony - Norfolk, Virginia - April 6, 2013

 

lpd 24 uss arlington san antonio class amphibious transport dock

commissioning ceremony - Norfolk, Virginia - April 6, 2013

 

lpd 24 uss san antonio commissioning

commissioning ceremony - Norfolk, Virginia - April 6, 2013

 

uss arlington lpd 24 san antonio class amphibious transport dock

commissioning ceremony - Norfolk, Virginia - April 6, 2013

 

uss arlington lpd 24 san antonio class amphibious transport dock

Norfolk, Virginia - March 2013

 

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Norfolk, Virginia - March 2013

 

uss arlington lpd 24 san antonio class

Norfolk, Virginia - March 2013

 

LPD-24 USS Arlington San Antonio class amphibious transport dock landing ship US Navy huntington ingalls pascagoula

Pascagoula, Mississippi - June 2012 (Huntington Ingalls photo via NNS)

 

LPD-24 USS Arlington San Antonio class amphibious transport dock landing ship

Pascagoula, Mississippi - November 2010

 

USS Arlington LPD-24 Huntington Ingalls Industries Northrop Grumman Pascagoula Mississippi

during construction - Pascagoula, Mississippi (Huntington Ingalls Industries photo via USN)

 

LPD-24 USS Arlington San Antonio class amphibious transport dock

during construction - Pascagoula, Mississippi (Huntington Ingalls Industries photo via USN)

 

 

History:

USS Arlington (LPD 24):

 

Arlington honors the city and county in Northern Virginia, and the 184 victims who died when American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon. In naming the ship Secretary of the Navy Gordon England said, "USS Arlington will help America project power to the far reaches of the earth and will support the cause of freedom as we engage in the current war on terrorism. The courage and heroism of the people aboard the flight, and in the Pentagon, will never be forgotten by the American people.” This is the third U.S. Navy ship named Arlington.

Steel, taken from the Pentagon after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks will be displayed aboard.

 

Arlington, Virginia:
In 1791, President George Washington commissioned architect Charles L’Enfant and geographer Andrew Ellicott to
define the boundaries of Washington, D.C., assisted by Benjamin Banneker, a scientist and surveyor. At the time, federal
construction on the Virginia side of the Potomac was prohibited. That area became Arlington, Va., the smallest selfgoverning
county in the Continental United States. Its 26 square miles are dotted with memorials honoring our nation’s
heroes including the U.S. Air Force Memorial, U.S. Marine Corps Memorial, and the Women in the Military Memorial.
More than 300,000 brave men and women from all of our nation’s wars are also buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

The Pentagon:
The Pentagon, headquarters for the U.S. Department of Defense, is the world’s largest office building, containing 6.5 million square
feet of office space. Each day, 23,000 military and civilian employees arrive at the Pentagon to defend the United States.
In 1941, with much of Europe controlled by Nazi Germany, President Franklin D. Roosevelt rushed its construction.

Ground was broken for the Pentagon on September 11, 1941, 60 years to the day prior to the 2001 attacks.
After the attacks, the damaged section of the Pentagon was reconstructed and occupied by Sept. 11, 2002, under the “Phoenix Project.”

Bearing the motto “Strength, Honor, Fortitude,” the ship Arlington (LPD 24), like the occupants of the Pentagon, will serve to defend the United States and what our nation stands for around the world.

 

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WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding laid the keel for the future USS Arlington (LPD 24) during a Dec. 18 ceremony at its Ingalls shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss. The keel was authenticated by Ron Carlee, the county manager of Arlington, Va., who confirmed that the keel was layed "straight and true."

LPD 24, the eighth ship of the San Antonio class, was given the name Arlington to honor the 184 victims in the air and on the ground who lost their lives when American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. The ship also honors the military and civilian employees, emergency, fire and rescue personnel of Arlington County and surrounding communities who provided the critical assistance after the attack. LPD 21 (New York) and LPD 25 (Somerset) are also named in remembrance of the victims of the 9/11 attacks. USS Arlington is scheduled to deliver to the Navy in 2012.

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PASCAGOULA, Miss. (NNS) -- The future USS Arlington (LPD 24) launched Nov. 23 from Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding's Pascagoula, Miss., shipyard, marking a key milestone in the ship's construction process.

Arlington honors the 184 victims who died when American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon Sept. 11, 2001, as well as the first responders from the county.

"The courage and heroism of the people aboard the flight, and in the Pentagon, will never be forgotten by the American people," said former Secretary of the Navy Gordon England.

 

patches

LPD-24 USS Arlington patch crest insignia

 

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