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The amphibious assault ship Pre-Commissioning Unit Makin Island conducts builder's trials in the Gulf of Mexico.

The amphibious assault ship Pre-Commissioning Unit Makin Island conducts builder's trials in the Gulf of Mexico.

Makin Island is the final Wasp-class ship, but she incorporates a number of changes. The most significant is the switch to gas turbine engines and electric drive.

She was commissioned last weekend.

UPDATE: Video about the commissioning below.

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