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U.S.S. LA SALLE

(AGF-3)

GREAT WHITE GHOST
OFF THE ARABIAN COAST

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USS LASALLE (AGF-3) - a Raleigh-class amphibious transport dock

In Commission 1964 to 2005

AGF-3 Deployments - Major Events

Add a AGF-3 Shellback Initiation Add a AGF-3 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
APR1962-Keel Date: 2 APR 1962
at New York Naval Shipyard
AUG1963-Launch Date: 3 AUG 1963
JAN1964-JAN1966Caribbean
FEB1964-Commissioned: 22 FEB 1964
JAN1971-APR1971Caribbean
JUN1972- Shellback Initiation - 1 JUN 1972 - Atlantic Ocean
JUN1972- Shellback Initiation - 7 JUN 1972 - Atlantic Ocean
JUL1972-Shellback Initiation - 28 JUL 1972 - Atlantic Ocean
JUN1973-Shellback Initiation - 18 JUN 1973 - Indian Ocean
SEP1973-OCT1973navy distillate conversion
SEP1973-OCT1973navy distillate conversion- sembawang singapore
JUL1974-Shellback Initiation - 16 JUL 1974 - Indian Ocean
OCT1976-Shellback Initiation - 3 OCT 1976 - Indian Ocean
NOV1976-NOV1977barharan
OCT1977-Shellback Initiation - 2 OCT 1977 - Indian Ocean
DEC1977-DEC1978Mediterranean-Indian Ocean
AUG1978-Shellback Initiation - 6 AUG 1978 - Indian Ocean
MAR1979-Shellback Initiation - 29 MAR 1979 - Indian Ocean
JAN1980-JAN1988Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
MAR1980-DEC1980West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
SEP1983-Shellback Initiation - 18 SEP 1983 - Indian Ocean
MAY1985-Shellback Initiation - 29 MAY 1985 - Indian Ocean
MAY1987-Shellback Initiation - 20 MAY 1987 - Indian Ocean
MAR1988-APR1989Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
MAR1988-Shellback Initiation - 19 MAR 1988 - Indian Ocean
MAY1988-Shellback Initiation - 20 MAY 1988 - Indian Ocean
AUG1989-AUG1991Desert Shield
SEP1990-NOV1990Desert Shield
JAN1991-MAY1991Desert Storm
MAY2005-Decommissioned: 27 MAY 2005

AGF-3 General Specifications

Class: Raleigh-class amphibious transport dock

Named for: La Salle

Complement: 72 Officers and 593 Enlisted

Displacement: 9559 tons

Length: 522 feet

Beam: 107 feet

Flank Speed: 23 knots

Final Disposition: Sunk as target in support of Fleet training exercise 11 April 2007