The USS JUNEAU (LPD-10), an Austin class amphibious transport dock, was commissioned on 12 JUL 1969. USS JUNEAU served her country for 39 years, 3 months and 18 days, until decommissioned on 30 OCT 2008. Built in Seattle, WA by Lockheed, once fitted out and fully trained, deployed on the first of her numerous "West PAcs". Early in her career the destination was Vietnamese waters; later, the Persian Gulf; in between, sometimes routine voyages, sometimes called to perform contingency operations. JUNEAU answered the call for the the Exxon Valdez oil spill, natural disaster assistance in Bangladesh and as part of a peace keeping force in East Timor. JUNEAU was forward deployed in Sasebo, Japan from 1999 until 2008, when she sailed for San Diego and decommissioning in October 2008. JUNEAU is a part of the Reserve Fleet in Pearl Harbor, HI.
The USS JUNEAU (LPD-10) deployment history and significant events of her service career follow:
USS JUNEAU (LPD-10)
The third.Juneau (LPD-10) was laid down by Lockheed Shipbuilding
23 January 1965; launched 12 February
1966; sponsored by Mrs. William A. Egan
wife of the Governor of Alaska
and scheduled to be commissioned early in 1969.
[Note: The above USS JUNEAU (LPD-10) history may or may not contain text provided by crew members of the USS JUNEAU (LPD-10) or by other non-crew members and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]