USS San Antonio undergoes repairs away from home

USS San Antonio (LPD 17) pulls into Naval Support Activity Bahrain for a port call on September 27. Photo: US Navy

U.S. Navy’s amphibious transport dock USS San Antonio has recently completed a mid-deployment voyage repair in Bahrain.

Mid-deployment maintenance availabilities are commonly scheduled to allow U.S. naval vessels to complete repairs and maintenance that would normally take place in home port, allowing the ship to continue fully mission capable throughout the remainder of the deployment.

“The crew put forth a truly monumental effort to correct as many material discrepancies as they could conceivably do, given such a limited timeframe,” said Chief Engineer Lt. Cmdr. Quinn Matt.

This marks San Antonio’s fourth port of call during her deployment. San Antonio previously visited Spain, Israel and Oman.

San Antonio is deployed as part of the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. Commander, Amphibious Squadron Six commands the Wasp ARG, which consists of San Antonio, amphibious dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island (LPD 17), and amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). The 22nd MEU is currently embarked on the ARG.

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