USS Coronado Makes Homeport Arrival in San Diego
Commanding Officer CDR John Kochendorfer led LCS Crew 203 through the sailaround, including a transit of the Panama Canal, and will be relieved during a scheduled crew rotation in a few weeks.
As the “Crown of the Fleet,” Coronado already embraces her namesake city by referring to all living and dining spaces as “Hotel Del,” and naming its Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat “Silver Strand.”
USS Coronado in numbers:
• Fourth ship in the LCS class
• Second ship of the Independence-variant
• Third ship to bear its name
The next crowning achievement for the crew will be a commissioning ceremony on April 5 at Naval Air Station North Island. The ship’s sponsor is Susan Ring Keith, the daughter of Vice Admiral Stanhope Ring, a WWII veteran and Navy Cross recipient.
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