Here are the milestones in the pre-commissioning life of USS AMERICA.
14 March 2014: Commissioning Committee Chair, RADM Tom Brown III, tells the AMERICA story in this 10 March interview with KGO7 TV in San Francisco. (There’s a short advertisement at the beginning of the video clip).
8 March 2014: Here is Ingalls Shipbuilding’s video of USS AMERICA’s first time under way under her own power, first posted on 13 November 2013. Dramatic!
9 November 2013: USS AMERICA Successfully Completes Builder Sea Trials. Main Propulsion, Navigation, Steering and Radar Systems tested for the first time at sea. (Video, posted on USS AMERICA official Facebook page, 11/12/13)
5 November 2013: USS AMERICA Departs Ingalls Shipyard to begin Builder’s Sea Trials.
27 June 2008: Navy Names New Amphibious Assault Ship – USS AMERICA
©2013 Thomas L Snyder