The new USS San Diego. The ship will be commissioned tomorrow.
PCU San Diego (LPD-22), a San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock, is the fourth ship of the United States Navy to be named for San Diego, California.
The ship is designed to deliver a fully equipped Marine battalion of 699 officers and enlisted men.
Displacement: 25,000 tons full
Length: 208.5 m (684 ft) overall, 201.4 m (661 ft) waterline
Beam: 31.9 m (105 ft) extreme, 29.5 m (97 ft) waterline
Draft: 7 m (23 ft)
Propulsion: Four Colt-Pielstick diesel engines, two shafts, 40,000 hp (30 MW)
Speed: 22 knots (41 km/h)
Capacity: 699 (66 officers, 633 enlisted); surge to 800 total.
Complement: 28 officers, 333 enlisted
Armament: Two 30 mm Bushmaster II cannons, for surface threat defense; two Rolling Airframe Missile launchers for air defense
Aircraft carried: Four CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters or two MV-22 tilt rotor aircraft may be launched or recovered simultaneously.
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