Military Photo: USS Makin Island in the Strait of Magellan

Posted: 08/01/2009

The amphibious assault ship Makin Island sails easterly through the Strait of Magellan as the ship prepares to enter the Pacific Ocean. Makin Island departed Pascagoula, Miss., July 10, and is currently circumnavigating South America to its new homeport in San Diego. Makin Island is the eighth and final Wasp-class amphibious assault ship and is scheduled for commissioning in San Diego, Oct. 24.

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