Huntington Ingalls Industries has delivered the second America-class amphibious assault ship, the USS Tripoli (LHA-7), to the Navy, according to a report.
Navy Times reports that the Navy had finally taken possession of the Tripoli, which was originally slated for delivery in late 2018.
There is not yet a scheduled commissioning date for the Tripoli, according to the report. The ship will be homeported in San Diego.
The first ship in the class, the USS America (LHA-6), was commissioned in 2014. The class is the successor to the Tarawa class of amphibs, which were all decommissioned by 2015.
The third America-class ship, the Bougainville (LHA-8), is planned for a 2024 delivery, according to the Times.
The ships are optimized to launch the newest Marine Corps aircraft, including the F-35B Joint Strike Fighter and the MV-22 Osprey.
The Tripoli is named in honor of the 1805 attack on the city of Derna in eastern Libya in an effort to combat the Barbary pirates.