The US Navy’s second America-class amphibious assault ship, USS Tripoli (LHA 7), has successfully completed its final contract trials (FCT).
Completion of trials, which were conducted by the navy’s Board of Inspection and Survey, marks the final in-depth review of the vessel.
The four-day FCT trials included both in-port and at-sea evaluations. The at-sea phase testing included full power runs, demonstrations of combat systems, and simulated damage control situations.
The trials also included other events designed to fully demonstrate the vessel’s crew and systems.
US Navy Program Executive Office Ships Amphibious Warfare Programs programme manager captain Cedric McNeal said: “Tripoli is ready to significantly contribute to a larger, more lethal, and more ready fleet.
“With the completion of FCTs, this platform is one step closer to providing significant capability and power projection to our sailors.”
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The landing helicopter assault ship recently completed its combat system ship qualification trials (CSSQT).
USS Tripoli’s design features increased stowage space for parts and support equipment, as well as an expanded aviation fuel capacity.
It also has an enlarged hangar deck and expanded aviation maintenance facilities that provide the fleet with an aviation-centric platform.
The ship, homeported in San Diego, is assigned to Amphibious Squadron 7. It will now undergo post shakedown availability (PSA) before it gets ready for fleet tasking.