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130305-N-BJ275-002 VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (March 5, 2013) U.S. Army Landing Craft Utility 2023 Hobkirk conducts beach landings at the Mud Flats at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story. (U.S. Navy photo by Spencer R. Layne/Released) -- (USS Carter Hall, LSD 50 shown at right)

Taken during Sailfest-OpSail2012CT on the Thames River, Groton-New London, CT USS Carter Hall (LSD-50) is a Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship of the United States Navy. She was the second Navy ship to be named for Carter Hall, an estate near Winchester, Virginia, built in the 1790s. Carter Hall was laid down on 11 November 1991, by the Avondale Shipyards, New Orleans, La.; launched on 2 October 1993; and commissioned on 30 September 1995.

USS Carter Hall (LSD-50) is a Harpers Ferry-class dock landing ship of the United States Navy. (1989). She was the second Navy ship to be named for Carter Hall, an estate near Winchester, Virginia, built in the 1790s. Wikipedia

Norfolk, Va. (Oct. 29,2004) - John Ickes of Virginia Beach, Va., plays the bagpipes before the start of the change of command ceremony for the guided missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60). Capt. Stephen W. Hampton relieved Capt. Matthew J. Streeter during a ceremony on board Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia. U.S. Navy photo by Photographers Mate Airman Timothy Bensken (RELEASED)

GULF OF TADJORA (August, 1 2013) An amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) departs the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50). Carter Hall is a part of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 26th MEU, is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sabrina Fine/Released)

The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Olympia (SSN 717) moors at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after returning from a seven-month deployment to the western Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Steven Khor/Released)

GULF OF TADJORA (August, 1 2013) An amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) departs the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50). Carter Hall is a part of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 26th MEU, is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Sabrina Fine/Released)