12/07/2010 – USS Pearl Harbor is the last of the United States Navy’s four new cargo variants of the Whidbey Island class of Landing Dock Ships and the first ship to carry the name Pearl Harbor.
Credit photos: Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Russell, U.S. Naval Forces, 5th Fleet Public Affairs, September 11th, 2010
- In the first photo Marines from Combat Cargo, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, unload tires and tractors from a landing craft air cushioned aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor. Pearl Harbor is part of Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
- The second and third photos show a landing craft air cushioned approaches amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor after conducting training in the Arabian Gulf.
- The final photo shows a landing craft air cushioned passes amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor after exiting the ship’s well deck for training in the Arabian Gulf.