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May 18
18-MAY-2012 © Walter O. Koenig

May 18

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.

Source: Wikipedia


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Hernan E. Enriquez21-May-2012 14:47
Great ship, superb image as always Walter! V
Norman Richard21-May-2012 02:00
mayby they should dump a load over here, our prime ministers are going crazy, practicing to be dictators. V
Karen Stuebing19-May-2012 22:06
That is a huge ship. Love the straight on angle and the flags. Very nice light and detail. V.
Raymond19-May-2012 13:46
Impressive ...
pkocinski19-May-2012 12:37
Brand spanking new and screams "Don't Mess With Me!".
CM Kwan19-May-2012 12:28
Beautiful light and PoV, Walter! V
Stephanie19-May-2012 12:01
What a fabulous compo of this grand ship! My compliments to you Walter! V
Pierre19-May-2012 10:53
Quel bateau impressionnant! Une prise de vue absolument superbe! V
René Gysi19-May-2012 08:14
Eine tolle Aufnahme mit vielen Details von diesem eindrucksvollen Schiff. V
laine19-May-2012 07:13
I like this POV which showsmuch of its detail..well done, Walter.
Martin Lamoon19-May-2012 07:01
Excellent photograph and info. (I wonder how many $$$!) V
Gérard Koehl19-May-2012 06:46
Superbe bateau. V
Bryan Murahashi19-May-2012 05:06
Very nice photo of this impressive ship. V
globalgadabout19-May-2012 02:33
looks a real challenger...resolute and capable...the POV efectively accentuates it`s power...V
Frank Brault19-May-2012 02:29
A superb point of view, excellent detail and an awesome point of view. There is a wonderful sense of scale. A fantastic image. V
Carl Carbone19-May-2012 02:08
Wow, what a beast. Superb detail.
Mike H.19-May-2012 02:03
Impressive ship; important component in our global reach and response.
Pristine camera work as always, Walter.
LynnH19-May-2012 01:55
Very nice view of her! Love all the flags too. V
janescottcumming19-May-2012 01:27
Beautiful crisp shot of this new ship. The flags are so colorful flying in the wind. V
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