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USS Arlington (LPD-24)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Alpha - Romeo - Lima

San Antonio Class Amphibious Transport Dock:
  • Laid down, 18 December 2008, at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, Ingalls Operation, Pascagoula, MS.
  • Launched, 23 November 2010
  • Christened, 26 March 2011
  • Commissioned, Saturday, 6 April 2013, at Naval Station Norfolk, VA., CDR. Darren W. Nelson USN in command
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    EW & Decoy Systems
    MK 36 SRBOC
    MK 53 / NULKA

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    Arlington 585k Nas Bolton, a Northrop Grumman shipbuilder (inset), welds the initials of keel authenticator Ron Carlee onto a plaque during a ceremony for Arlington (LPD-24), 18 December 2008, in Pascagoula, MS. The plaque will be permanently affixed to the ship. Gathered in front of the plaque are (left to right) Carlee, county manager of Arlington, Va.; Irwin F. Edenzon, vice president and general manager of Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding-Gulf-Coast and Bolton.
    Photo courtesy of the Northrop Grumman Corporation.
    Bill Gonyo
    Arlington 596k Arlington (LPD-24) on the builders ways at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, Ingalls Operation, Pascagoula, MS.
    Photo courtesy of the Northrop Grumman Corporation.
    Bill Gonyo
    Arlington 511k
    Arlington 651k Arlington (LPD-24) launching, 23 November 2010 from Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding's Pascagoula shipyard, marking a key milestone in the ship's construction process. Arlington honors the 184 victims who died when American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon 11 September 2001, as well as the first responders from the county.
    US Navy photo # 101123-O-XXXXX-001 PASCAGOULA, Miss. (Nov. 23, 2010) courtesy of Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding.
    Bill Gonyo and
    Lee Wahler
    Arlington 957k Joyce Rumsfeld, wife of former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, christens the amphibious transport dock ship Arlington (LPD-24) at Northrop Grumman shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss.
    US Navy photo # 110326-N-3245F-007 PASCAGOULA, Miss. (March 26, 2011) by MC2 Dale Patrick Frost.
    Lee Wahler
    America 1799k Arlington (LPD-24) moored at Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp., Pascagoula, MS., far left, as America (LHA-6) is launched, 4 June 2012.
    Photo courtesy of Northrop Grumman.
    Ron Reeves
    Arlington 245k Arlington (LPD-24) is positioned at her berth at her new homeport of Naval Station Norfolk.
    US Navy photo # 130322-N-PK218-119 NORFOLK (March 22, 2013) by MC2 Nick Scott.
    Lee Wahler
    Arlington 297k The color guard parades the colors during the commissioning ceremony of USS Arlington (LPD-24) at Naval Station Norfolk. As the third Navy vessel to bear the name, Arlington commemorates the lives lost and the heroism demonstrated the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
    US Navy photo # 130406-N-ZE938-054 NORFOLK (April 6, 2013) by MC3 Frank J. Pikul.
    Robert Hall
    Arlington 275k Sailors and Marines assigned USS Arlington (LPD-24) man the rails and bring the ship to life during her commissioning ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, VA.
    US Navy photo # 130406-N-YZ751-700 NORFOLK (April 6, 2013) by MC2 Tony D. Curtis.
    Lee Wahler
    Arlington 342k Sailors assigned to USS Arlington (LPD-24) recover an Orion capsule into the well deck of Arlington as part of NASA's first key Orion stationary recovery test at Naval Station Norfolk. NASA is partnering with the U.S. Navy to develop procedures to recover the Orion capsule and crew after splashdown.
    US Navy photo # 130713-N-XQ474-211 NORFOLK (Aug. 13, 2013 by MCSN Andrew Schneider.
    Tommy Trampp
    Arlington 218k NASA engineers, Navy divers and Sailors assigned to USS Arlington (LPD-24) tow a test Orion capsule into the well deck of Arlington. This phase one test determined the best method for recovering the capsule after earth reentry and splashdown in the ocean.
    US Navy photo # 130815-N-VJ183-075 NORFOLK (Aug. 15, 2013) by MCC James Davis.
    Ron Reeves
    Arlington 252k USS Arlington (LPD-24) participates in training exercises with the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7). Iwo Jima is underway conducting amphibious integration exercises.
    US Navy photo # 140809-N-QM905-053 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Aug. 9, 2014) by MCSN Shelby M. Tucker.
    Ron Reeves
    Arlington 272k USS Arlington (LPD-24) under way with the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit participating in ARG/MEUEX, a scenario-based amphibious integration exercise, in preparation for a future deployment.
    US Navy photo # 150628-N-XD363-703 ATLANTIC OCEAN (June 28, 2015) by MC3 Michael Gendron.
    Lee Wahler
    Arlington 184k Sailors and Marines man the rails aboard USS Arlington (LPD-24). Arlington deployed as part of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 151006-N-WV703-508 NORFOLK (Oct. 6, 2015) by MCSN Amy M. Ressler.
    Lee Wahler
    Arlington 181k USS Arlington (LPD-24) transits the Suez Canal. Arlington is part of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and, with the embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.
    US Navy photo # 151109-N-GR361-001 SUEZ CANAL (Nov. 9, 2015) by MCSN Kaleb R. Staples.
    Ron Reeves
    Arlington 324k USS Arlington (LPD-24) comes alongside the Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8) to receive fuel and cargo delivery training during an underway replenishment at sea.
    US Navy photo # 170324-N-OH262-673 ATLANTIC OCEAN (March 24, 2017) by Bill Mesta.
    U.S. Navy Photos of the Day Update, 03/28/2017
    Arlington 1104k USS Arlington (LPD-24) moored pierside at Swinoujscie, Poland, 4 June 2017. Photos by Lukasz "U-kasz" Blaszczak,
    Arlington 1357k
    Arlington 1305k
    Arlington 1157k
    Arlington 147k USS Arlington (LPD-24) arriving at Ponta Delgada, Azores Islands, for a routine port visit, 27 June 2017. This was Arlington's first visit to Ponta Delgada. Photos by Carlos Manuel Estrela
    Arlington 177k
    Arlington 205k USS Arlington (LPD-24) moored pierside at Naval Station Norfolk, VA., 22 September 2017 Photo by Hugh Hudson III
    NEW YORK (May 23, 2018)
    229k Sailors and Marines man the rails of USS Arlington (LPD-24) as the ship arrives in New York City for Fleet Week New York (FWNY) 2018. FWNY is the city's time-honored celebration of the sea services and is an unparalleled opportunity for the citizens of New York and the surrounding tri-state area to meet Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, as well as witness the latest capabilities of today's maritime services.
    US Navy Photo #'s 180523-M-IP911-0005 NEW YORK (May 23, 2018) and 180523-M-WT631-0001 NEW YORK (May 23, 2018)
    Lee Wahler
    NEW YORK (May 23, 2018)

    Commanding Officers
    01CDR. Nelson, Darren W. USN6 April 2013 - 7 February 2014
    02CDR. Baker, Gregory E., USN7 February 2014 - 5 June 2015
    03CAPT. Bailey, Sean R., USN5 June 2015 - 26 September 2016
    04CAPT. Hannifin Jr., Patrick J. (Fin), USN26 September 2016 - 2018
    05CAPT. Marzano, Todd Robert, USN2018 -  
    Courtesy Bill Gonyo

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

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    USS Arlington (LPD-24) Historical Chronology
    Christening Program
    Navy Fact File - Amphibious Transport Dock - LPD
    Federation of American Scientists, Military Analysis Network, US Navy Ships
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