Featured image: USS Portland (image credit: Ingalls Shipbuilding)
The USS Portland, the newest ship in the Navy fleet, arrived at Terminal 2 in Portland last weekend. It’s an impressive vessel with a length of 684 feet and beam of 105 feet (see more specs).
The Portland is the third ship to be named after the city of Portland, but the first to be named exclusively for the Oregon city. That’s because the first two ships were named in honor of Portland, Maine and Oregon.
Today, April 16, the Portland opens for public tours. The tours continue through Friday.
Here’s the schedule:
- Monday-Wednesday, April 16-18—2-5 p.m. daily
- Friday, April 20—2-4 p.m.
Tours are free, and parking is available at Terminal 2. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, because you’ll climb ladders and steps. Long lines are expected, so allow ample time.
A commissioning ceremony is scheduled on Saturday, April 21, but spaces for the event are full.
For more information, visit the events page at the USS Portland website.