San Francisco’s Fleet Week always brings quite a few visiting ships to the City by the Bay, and again USS Makin Island (LHD-8) returned for a second year.
LHD-8 was christened 19 August 2006, launched on 22 September of the same year and later commissioned the USS Makin Island (LHD-8) on the 24th of October 2009 at the Naval Air Station (iz dat right?) at North Island, Coronado, CA. The Makin Island carries more than 1500 officers and enlisted as her ship’s company.
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