Fort Lauderdale (LPD 28) Keel Authenticated

Fort Lauderdale (LPD 28) Keel Authenticated
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Ship’s Sponsor Meredith Berger traces her initials onto a steel plate that will be welded inside the amphibious transport ship Fort Lauderdale (LPD 28). Pictured with Berger are (left to right) Howard Sparks, a structural welder at Ingalls; Capt. Brian Metcalf, the U.S. Navy’s LPD 17-class program manager; and Steve Sloan, Ingalls’ LPD program manager. Photo by Lance Davis/HII