We’re proud to welcome USS Ashland (LSD-48) to LA Fleet Week 2023!
Commanding Officer: CDR Dirk C. Sonnenberg
Executive Officer: CDR Dana Scott Canby
Command Master Chief: CMDCM Robert B. Strupczewski
Homeport: San Diego, Calif.
Motto: Deliver Liberty, Defend Freedom
Class and Type: Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship (LSD)
USS Ashland is the eighth Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship and the second U.S. Navy ship to be named for Ashland, the home of Henry Clay, in Lexington, Kentucky.
Draft: 21 ft.
Displacement 16,883 tons (full load)
Speed: 22 kts.
Crew: 20 Officers, 25 CPO, 302 Enlisted,
- 1 MK 31 Mod 0 RAM Launcher
- 2 MK 15 MOD 2 Close-in-Weapons Systems (CIWS)
- 2 MK 38 MOD 2 25mm Machine Gun System (MGS)
- 6 MK 26 Mod 17 .50 Cal Machine guns
Commissioned: May 9, 1992
Builder: Avondale Shipyards, New Orleans, LA
Past port calls and visits include: Japan, Middle East, Philippines, South America, West Africa