USS San Diego (LPD-22) open for tours; commissioning set for May 19

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The USS San Diego (LPD-22), an amphibious transport dock ship, arrived in San Diego on April 6, 2012. It will be open for tours on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, May 15-17, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. each day. It will be docked at downtown San Diego's Navy pier.

Tours are free but, being a military ship, there are some restrictions:

  • No weapons of any kind, and everyone will be subject to search.
  • Those 18 or older must have a federal or state photo ID.
  • Children under the age of 18 need to be accompanied by an adult with proper photo ID.
  • Leave large and heavy bags and luggage at home or in the car. If you bring them, they will be searched.
  • Photography is okay.
  • The tour lasts about an hor and will involve several flights of stairs. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes.
  • Pets are prohibited, including service animals.
  • The ship is not designed to accommodate strollers, wheelchairs, or those unable to climb stairs without help.

The USS San Diego will be moved to the Navy's pier on Harbor Drive today,
May 14. Commissioning will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 19, also at the Navy pier.

Originally posted at Mission Valley Living

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Carol Zingone
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - ABR, CRS, CIPS

If you have the chance, go! I was fortunate enough to spend a night on the USS Eisenhower a week ago, and it was incredible!

May 14, 2012 01:01 AM #1
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Hi Jim,

That looks like a fun tour.  It would be great to visit and see a military ship.  I hope you take pictures and write a follow up if you go. A

May 14, 2012 08:13 AM #3
Carl Winters
Canyon Lake, TX

This would be an awesome experience to take the tour.

May 14, 2012 10:55 AM #4
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Sitterle Homes - Richmond, TX
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           This sounds like a great event! Take care and you guys have a great weekend! My kids would so be there!

May 18, 2012 09:45 AM #5
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