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USS EL PASO

(AKA-117)

El Barco Magnifico

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USS EL PASO (AKA-117 ) - a Charleston-class amphibious cargo ship

In Commission 1970 to 1946

AKA-117 Deployments - Major Events

Add a AKA-117 Shellback Initiation Add a AKA-117 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
OCT 1968 Keel Date: 22 OCT 1968
at Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. Newport News VA
MAY 1969 Launch Date: 17 MAY 1969
JAN 1970 Commissioned: 17 JAN 1970
SEP 1973 - MAR 1974 Panama Canal
NOV 1975 - MAY 1976 Mediterranean
NOV 1976 - MAY 1977 Mediterranean
AUG 1980 - FEB 1981 North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
NOV 1980 - Shellback Initiation - 5 NOV 1980 - Indian Ocean
NOV 1980 - Shellback Initiation - 5 NOV 1980 - Indian Ocean
MAY 1983 - DEC 1983 Mediterranean-Lebanon
MAR 1984 - APR 1984 Blue Nose - Artic Circle
SEP 1986 - NOV 1986 Blue Nose - Artic Circle
MAR 1993 - SEP 1993 Somalia
JUN 1993 - Shellback Initiation - 17 JUN 1993 - Indian Ocean
JUN 1993 - Shellback Initiation - 17 JUN 1993 - Indian Ocean
APR 1994 Decommissioned: 21 APR 1994

AKA-117 General Specifications

Class: Charleston-class amphibious cargo ship

Complement: 36 Officers and 375 Enlisted

Displacement: 8368 tons

Length: 575 feet 6 inches

Beam: 82 feet

Draft: 25 feet 5 in