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
APR 1962 - Keel Date: 2 APR 1962
at New York Naval Shipyard
AUG 1963 - Launch Date: 3 AUG 1963
JAN 1964 - JAN 1966 Caribbean
FEB 1964 - Commissioned: 22 FEB 1964
JAN 1971 - APR 1971 Caribbean
JUN 1972 - Shellback Initiation - 7 JUN 1972 - Atlantic Ocean
JUN 1972 - Shellback Initiation - 1 JUN 1972 - Atlantic Ocean
JUL 1972 - Shellback Initiation - 28 JUL 1972 - Atlantic Ocean
JUN 1973 - Shellback Initiation - 18 JUN 1973 - Indian Ocean
SEP 1973 - OCT 1973 navy distillate conversion
SEP 1973 - OCT 1973 navy distillate conversion- sembawang singapore
JUL 1974 - Shellback Initiation - 16 JUL 1974 - Indian Ocean
OCT 1976 - Shellback Initiation - 3 OCT 1976 - Indian Ocean
NOV 1976 - NOV 1977 barharan
OCT 1977 - Shellback Initiation - 2 OCT 1977 - Indian Ocean
DEC 1977 - DEC 1978 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean
AUG 1978 - Shellback Initiation - 6 AUG 1978 - Indian Ocean
MAR 1979 - Shellback Initiation - 29 MAR 1979 - Indian Ocean
JAN 1980 - JAN 1988 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
MAR 1980 - DEC 1980 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
SEP 1983 - Shellback Initiation - 18 SEP 1983 - Indian Ocean
MAY 1985 - Shellback Initiation - 29 MAY 1985 - Indian Ocean
MAY 1987 - Shellback Initiation - 20 MAY 1987 - Indian Ocean
MAR 1988 - APR 1989 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
MAR 1988 - Shellback Initiation - 19 MAR 1988 - Indian Ocean
MAY 1988 - Shellback Initiation - 20 MAY 1988 - Indian Ocean
SEP 1990 - NOV 1990 Desert Shield
JAN 1991 - MAY 1991 Desert Storm
MAY 2005 - 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