USS TRIPOLI (LHA7) COMMISSIONING
BECOME A PART OF HISTORY
SUPPORT THE CREW OF USS TRIPOLI (LHA 7)
The Armed Services Department of the Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce, in teamwork with the Pensacola Council fo the Navy League and the Cpl JR Spears Detachment of the Marine Corps League, has worked for two years to bring the commissioning of USS Tripoli (LHA 7) to Pensacola. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 Pandemic has caused all large gatherings to be canceled for the foreseeable future. While saddened by that reality, our focus now shifts completely to the crew of 1100 Sailors and Marines who are whipping the ship into combat readiness amidst the precautions and challenges introduced by COVID-19. The ship will be administratively commissioned on 15 July 2020 and will proceed directly from Pascagoula, Mississippi to San Diego, California shortly after that.
We still intend to support the crew by providing plank owner plaques and coins and in other ways to get them through this challenging time. Please click through the links to learn more about the ship, the crew, what commissioning means, and how you can help. Fund raising for this extraordinary event is ongoing under the Chamber Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) entity, making all contributions fully tax deductible. With the cancelation of the ceremony and receptions, all donations go toward the quality of life of the crew.
Thank You for your Support!
ABOUT THE SHIP
USS Tripoli (LHA 7) is the second ship of the USS America Class. She is the third ship to bear the name. It recognizes the significance of the Battle of Derna in both U.S. and U.S. Marine Corps history.
WHAT IS A COMMISSIONING?
After the vessel has completed rigorous testing and sea trials, the shipbuilder then deems the ship capable of performing her designed mission and prepared to join the fleet.
WHO ARE WE
The Armed Services Department of the Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce has superbly supported all military personnel, their families, and their local businesses for decades, making Pensacola well known as the most military friendly community in the nation. This is the fifth U.S. Navy ship commissioning supported by the Chamber.