USS San Antonio (LPD 17) will deploy next year…hopefully

The first of the newest class of amphibious assault ships may deploy by the end of next year. The San Antonio was delivered to the Navy in mid-2005, and a short 3.5 years later she’ll be in action. The headline for this announcement?

Troubled amphib program appears on track

‘On Track.’ The third ship in the class has already been commissioned and the first ship won’t be deployed for another year. Yet things are ‘on track.’