The amphibious transport dock, Portland (LPD 27), was christened at a ceremony Saturday, May 21 at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss.
Portland (LPD 27) is the eleventh ship in the San Antonio class, and is named to honor the city of Portland, Oregon, also called the City of Roses.
Mrs. Bonnie Amos, wife of retired General James Amos, thirty-fifth commandant of the United States Marine Corps, serves as Ship Sponsor and performed the traditional honor of breaking a bottle of American sparkling wine across the ship's bow during the christening ceremony.
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