|Photographer:||swenburhooden [View profile]||Title:||USS Makin Island LHD8||Added:||Aug 08, 2012|
|Captured:||July 31, 2012||IMO:||Unavailable||Hits:||412|
|Location:||San Diego, United States|
|USS Makin Island (LHD-8), a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship, is the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for Makin Island, target of the Marine Raiders' Makin Island raid early on in the United States' involvement in World War II.
Her official commissioning ceremony took place on 24 October 2009 at Naval Air Station North Island, Coronado near San Diego. Six USMC veterans of the Makin Island raid attended the ceremony.