Although the Navy canceled the traditional public commissioning ceremony due to public health and safety restrictions on large public gatherings, the Navy commissioned the USS Tripoli administratively and the ship transitioned to normal operations.
PASCAGOULA, Miss. - The engineering department of the future USS Tripoli (LHA 7) began their turnover aboard engineering operations from Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), Mar. 13.
Chill winds sweep over the flight deck as the sun sets behind the southern Mississippi February skyline. Shadowy figures observe a time-honored tradition while two members of the Color Guard fold the National Ensign that was flying on the flagstaff.