The amphibious dock landing ship USS San Diego (LPD 22) completed an ammunition offload while moored pierside at Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach on April 9.
Sailors assigned to San Diego worked with Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach personnel to move more than 350 tons of ammunition from the well deck and flight deck to the pier using approximately 460 crane lifts.
The 10 gunner’s mates assigned to combat guns (CG) division banded, staged, and prepared all of the ordnance for offload. They spent all day working with the Seal Beach personnel and then continued staging ordnance through the night for the next day’s operations.
San Diego’s ammo accountant prepared more than 400 ordnance receipts for the offload. This attention to detail ensured a smooth transfer process.
San Diego offloaded a variety of different types of ordnance to include: projectiles, powders, demolition material, small arms, flares, pyrotechnics, rockets, Hellfire missiles, Rolling Airframe Missiles, Nulka and Chaff.
The ammunition offload is one of the final major steps toward San Diego entering an extended maintenance period at BAE Systems San Diego Shipyard in early May.
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