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USS San Diego (LPD-22)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Sierra - Alpha - November
NSAN

San Antonio Class Amphibious Transport Dock:
  • Laid down, 23 May 2007, at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, Ingalls Shipyard, Pascagoula, MS.
  • Launched, 7 May 2010
  • Christened, San Diego (LPD-22), 12 June 2010, at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, Ingalls Shipyard, Pascagoula, MS
  • Christening, 12 June 2010
  • Delivered to the Navy and placed in service, 19 December 2011
  • Commissioned USS San Diego (LPD-22) 19 May 2012, at the Navy Pier, San Diego, CA., CDR. Patrick K. Meyers, USN in command
    Specifications:
    Displacement 25,000 t.(fl)
    Length 684'
    Beam 105'
    Draft 23 ft.
    Speed 22 kts.
    Complement
    33 Officers
    411 Enlisted
    Troop Accommodations
    66 Officers
    625 Enlisted
    Mission Systems
    Vehicles/Cargo (Net): Three Vehicle Decks (2323 sq m)
    Two Cargo/Ammo Magazines (708 cu m)
    Cargo Fuel, JP-5 (1190 cu m) , MOGAS (38 cu m)
    Two LCACs
    Medical
    Two Operating Rooms
    24 Person Hospital Ward
    100 Casualty Overflow Capacity:
    Aviation Facilities
    Hangar - "O" Level, Maintenance Facilities for; One CH-53E, or Two CH-46s, or One MV-22, or Three UH/AH-1s
    Landing - Two CH-53s, or Four AH/UH-1s, or Four CH-46s, or Two MV-22s, or One AV-8B Harrier:
    Main Propulsion
    4 - Medium Speed Turbocharged Marine Diesels
    2 - Shafts
    2 - Single Reversing Reduction Gears
    2 - Inboard Rotating (top) Fixed Pitch Propellers
    Electric Plant
    5 - 2500 KW Ship Service Marine Diesel Generators
    5 - Main Ship Service 60 Hz SWBS
    3 - Ship Service 400 Hz SWBS
    3 - 60 to 400 Hz solid State Frequency changers
    Zonal 60 Hz Power distribution system
    Advanced Degaussing System
    Auxiliaries
    7 - 700 KW Non-CFC Air conditioning Plants
    5 - 12000 GPD Reverse Osmosis Desalination Plants
    10 - 1000 GPM Navy Standard Firepumps
    2 - HP Air Compressors
    3 - LP Air Compressors
    3 - Deballast Air Compressors
    Navigation
    Digital Flux Gate Magnetic Compass
    AN/WSN-7(V)1 Inertial Navigation System
    AN/WQN-2 Doppler Sonar Velocity Log System
    AN/UQN-4A Sonar Sounding Set, Dead Reckoning System
    Navigation Telex System
    AN/SSN-6 NAVSSI
    Armament
    1 - MK 41, 16 Cell VLS, (Space & Weight)
    2 - MK 31 Mod 0 RAM Launchers
    2 - MK 46 Mod 1 30mm Machine Guns
    2 - MK 26 Mod 17 .50 Cal Machine Guns
    Command & Control
    AN/SPQ-12(V) Radar Display Dist. Distribution System
    MK 2 SSDS
    AN/USQ-119C(V)27 JMCIS
    AN/KSQ-1 Amphibious Assault Direction System
    MK 91, 2 Channel MFCS
    AN/USG-2 CEC
    Radar Systems
    AN/SPS-48E
    AN/SPQ-9B
    AN/SPS-73
    EW & Decoy Systems
    AN/SLQ-25A NIXIE
    AN/SLQ-32Q(V)2
    MK 36 SRBOC
    MK 53 / NULKA

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    San Diego 442k San Diego (LPD-22) under construction at Northrop Grumman Ship Systemsí Gulf Coast facilities will be the sixth amphibious transport dock of the San Antonio class.
    Photo courtesy of the Northrop Grumman Corporation.
    Bill Gonyo
    San Diego 112k San Diego (LPD-22) on the building ways, 22 March 2010, at Northrop Grumman Ship Systemsí Gulf Coast facilities at Pascagoula, MS.
    Photo courtesy of the Northrop Grumman Corporation.
    Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
    San Diego 665k San Diego (LPD-22) launching, 7 May 2010, at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, Ingalls Shipyard, Pascagoula, MS. facility's floating dry-dock. The ship is now more than 75-percent complete. Bill Gonyo
    San Diego 1119k San Diego (LPD-22) is escorted by tugboats from Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding Ingalls shipyard shortly after being launched in Pascagoula, MS. The sixth San Antonio-class ship will be delivered to the Navy in 2011 and will be homeported in San Diego. Note USS Gravely (DDG-107) in the background.
    US Navy photo # 100507-N-9999E-001 PASCAGOULA, Miss. (May 7, 2010) courtesy of Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding by Ron Elias.
    Lee Wahler
    San Diego 914k San Diego (LPD-22) moored pierside at Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding Ingalls Shipyard, Pascagoula, MS., 10 May 2010.
    Photo by Jarienks, copyright released to public domain usage.
    Robert Hurst
    San Diego 355k San Diego (LPD-22) completed loading 100,000 gallons of fuel aboard, 6 October 2010, in preparation for lighting off her first generator and later for her first sea trial. The generator light off is scheduled for November 2010 and sea trials are scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2011.
    Photo courtesy of Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding
    Bill Gonyo
    San Diego 518k San Diego (LPD-22) successfully completed Navy acceptance trials the week of 18 November 2011, San Diego, the sixth in the LPD 17-class built by Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc.'s Ingalls Shipbuilding division, returned to the yard after a two-day sea trial. Shipbuilders will spend the next month putting the final touches on the vessel before it is delivered in mid-December.
    Photo courtesy Ingalls Shipbuilding
    Bill Gonyo
    San Diego 1942k San Diego (LPD-22) visits Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, during her maiden voyage in transit to her future homeport and namesake, San Diego, California. Guantanamo Bay is the first official port visit for San Diego since her delivery to the US Navy from Huntington Ingalls shipyard. Upon arrival to her homeport, San Diego will continue equipment installation, training and maintenance before her official commissioning ceremony in May 2012.
    US Navy photo # 120319-N-WW127-192 GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (March 19, 2012) by MC2 Justin Ailes.
    Bill Gonyo
    San Diego 100k San Diego (LPD-22) moored pierside at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, circa early April 2012. Ron Reeves
    San Diego 1101k San Diego (LPD-22) arriving at her homeport, San Diego, CA., for the first time, 6 April 2012 ©CAPT. Robert E. Lang USN (Ret.)
    San Diego 986k
    San Diego 1091k
    San Diego 988k
    San Diego 655k San Diego (LPD-22) arrives in San Diego for her commissioning ceremony scheduled for May 19. San Diego is the fourth ship named for the city and the first to be homeported in San Diego.
    US Navy photo # 120514-N-LU733-004 SAN DIEGO (May 14, 2012) by MC1 Denny Cantrell.
    Lee Wahler
    San Diego 132k Photos of USS San Diego (LPD-22) commissioning ceremony on 19 May 2012, at Naval Station San Diego, CA.. Photos by Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
    San Diego 196k
    San Diego 122k
    San Diego 128k
    San Diego 279k
    San Diego 158k
    San Diego 155k Photos of USS San Diego (LPD-22) following her commissioning on 19 May 2012, at Naval Station San Diego, CA.. Photos by David Buell
    San Diego 161k
    San Diego 140k
    San Diego 265k
    San Diego
    140220-N-NI474-233 PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 20, 2014)
    262k USS San Diego (LPD-22) conducting an underway recovery test for NASA's Orion crew module.
    US Navy photo #'s
    140220-N-NI474-233 PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 20, 2014)
    by MC2 Daniel M. Young
    140220-N-OM642-291 PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 20, 2014) by MC1 Gary Keen
    Robert M. Cieri
    San Diego
    140220-N-OM642-291 PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 20, 2014)
    188k
    San Diego 262k Navy divers assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU-3) catch tending lines from Sailors aboard USS San Diego (LPD-22), to move the test Orion crew module inside the ship's well deck. San Diego is conducting an underway recovery test for NASA's Orion crew module.
    US Navy Photo # 140220-N-OM642-453 PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 20, 2014) by MC1 Gary Keen
    Robert M. Cieri
    San Diego 114k An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the "Eightballers" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Eight (HSC-8) from Naval Base Coronado, lifts off the flight deck of USS San Diego (LPD-22) during an underway recovery test for NASA's Orion crew module.
    US Navy Photo # 140220-N-OM642-635 PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 20, 2014) by MC1 Gary Keen
    Robert M. Cieri
    San Diego 437k USS San Diego (LPD-22) participates in a photo exercise alongside the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD-8), not shown. Makin Island is in its workup cycle conducting sea qualifications in preparation for its upcoming scheduled deployment.
    US Navy Photo # 140313-N-GT710-136 PACIFIC OCEAN (March 13, 2014) by MC2 Lawrence Davis
    Lee Wahler
    USS San Diego Memorabilia
    San Diego
    Commissioning Invitation
    Contributed by David Buell and Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
    San Diego
    Commissioning Ceremony Guest Ticket
    Contributed by Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
    San Diego
    Commissioning Program Cover
    Contributed by David Buell and Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.

    There is no DANFS history available for USS San Diego (LPD-22) at NavSource
    Commanding Officers
    01CDR. Meyers, Kevin P., USN19 May 2012 - 25 May 2012
    02CAPT. Grotewold, William Robert, USN25 May 2012 - 7 February 2014
    03CAPT. Menoni, John V., USN7 February 2014 -  
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Navy Fact File - Amphibious Transport Dock - LPD
    Federation of American Scientists, Military Analysis Network, US Navy Ships
    YouTube video of San Diego arriving at San Diego, 6 April 2012
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    Last Updated 18 April 2014