U.S. Navy Dock Landing Ship USS Pearl Harbor Returns to Naval Base San Diego Following Completion of Availability

The U.S. Navy dock landing ship, USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) returned to Naval Base San Diego from sea trials on June 4 after completing availability.

Pearl Harbor’s availability was executed and completed by the Navy’s Southwest Regional Maintenance Center (SWRMC) under a $34 million firm fixed price contract awarded to the BAE Systems by the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA).

The work completed during the availability consisted of overhauls on all four of the ship’s Ship Service Diesel Generators (SSDG), as well as repair work to all four of its main engines. Over 30 of the ship’s tanks, including ballast, fuel, and lube oil, were structurally repaired and painted. Additionally, food service modifications were completed and nonskid work was performed on many areas including the flight deck, vehicle stowage area, truck tunnel and turnaround area.

USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) is a Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship and was named for Pearl Harbor, where World War II began for the United States.

The vessel was laid down on 27 January 1995, by the Avondale Shipyards, New Orleans, La.; launched on 24 February 1996; and commissioned on 30 May 1998.

Pearl Harbor, part of the USS America (LHA-6) amphibious readiness group (ARG), is under the operational control of Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 3 and is homeported at Naval Station San Diego, California.

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