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USS MOUNT WHITNEY

(LCC-20)

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USS MOUNT WHITNEY (LCC-20 ) - a Blue Ridge class command ship

In Commission 1971 to Present

LCC-20 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JAN 1969 Keel Date: 8 JAN 1969
at Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. Newport News VA
JAN 1970 Launch Date: 8 JAN 1970
JAN 1971 Commissioned: 16 JAN 1971
JAN 1971 - JAN 1971 Commissioning of the ship
JAN 1971 - APR 1971 Guantanamo Bay
SEP 1972 - SEP 1972 Strong Express Exercise - North Atlantic - Blue Nose
MAY 1976 - JUN 1976 Caribbean
JUL 1976 - DEC 1976 North Atlantic
JUL 1976 - JUL 1976 New York city bicenntinal
SEP 1976 - NOV 1976 North Atlantic
JUN 1977 - NOV 1977 North Atlantic
SEP 1978 - NOV 1978 North Atlantic
JUN 1979 - DEC 1979 Dry Dock
AUG 1979 - NOV 1979 North Atlantic
JAN 1980 - JAN 2011 Dry Dock
JAN 1998 - JAN 1998 Caribbean

LCC-20 General Specifications

Complement: 170 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 18400 tons

Length: 189 metres

Beam: 108.3 feet

Draft: 29.8 feet



USS MOUNT WHITNEY (LCC-20)



Mount Whitney (LCC‑20), originally authorized as AGC‑20, was reclassified LCC‑20 on 1 January 1969, and laid down 6 January by Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Co., Newport News, Va.; she is scheduled to launch in January 1970 and to commission in December 1970.

As the second of a powerful and sophisticated new type of amphibious command ship, she will provide integrated command and control facilities for sea, air, and land commanders in amphibious operations and while steaming with the fleet.

[Note: The above USS MOUNT WHITNEY (LCC-20) history may, or may not, contain text provided by crew members of the USS MOUNT WHITNEY (LCC-20), or by other non-crew members, and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]