During September and October of 2018, the USS Duluth Crewmembers Association initiated a campaign to name another LPD after the City of Duluth, and the USS Duluth LPD-6.   This undertaking entailed recruiting assistance from the Mayor of Duluth, Minnesota State Senators and Representatives, and US Senators and Representatives.   

    Letters were compiled and submitted to the Secretary of the Navy for consideration of naming the next un-named LPD to be USS DULUTH.   The next LPD to be named will be LPD-32.   A contract has been signed with Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi.   USS Portland LPD-27 was recently commissioned and took 4 years to complete, from keel laying to commissioning.   

    Below is a link to an article in the Duluth News Tribune on September 22, 2018 announcing the effort to name a new USS Duluth.

    Below are the links to the various letters that have been submitted to the Secretary of the Navy for his consideration of naming LPD-31 the USS DULUTH LPD-31.