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U.S.S. JUNEAU

(LPD-10)

The Perfect 10

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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:

LPD-10 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JAN 1965 Keel Date: 23 JAN 1965
FEB 1966 Launch Date: 12 FEB 1966
JUL 1969 Commissioned: 12 JUL 1969
FEB 1970 - JAN 1971 West Pac-Viet Nam
MAR 1970 - DEC 1970 West Pac
JAN 1971 - JAN 1972 West Pac
JUN 1971 - AUG 1971 Midshipman\'s Cruise
JUL 1971 - Shellback Initiation - 18 JUL 1971 - Pacific Ocean
SEP 1971 - SEP 1971 State Centennial Juneau Alaska
OCT 1971 - OCT 1971 Ankin Project - Hydrogen Bomb test - Amchitka Island
APR 1972 - DEC 1972 West Pac
MAY 1972 - JUN 1972 West Pac-Viet Nam
NOV 1972 - DEC 1972 C co 1/9 3rd mar div 1972
JAN 1974 - JUL 1974 Middle Pacific
JAN 1974 - AUG 1974 West Pac
JAN 1974 - AUG 1974 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUN 1974 - JUN 1974 Operation Kangaroo
MAR 1975 - JUN 1975 West Pac
FEB 1976 - Shellback Initiation - 18 FEB 1976 - Pacific Ocean
JUN 1976 - JUL 1976 Alaska
MAR 1977 - OCT 1977 West Pac-Indian Ocean
JUL 1979 - FEB 1980 West Pac
NOV 1979 - Shellback Initiation - 1 NOV 1979 - Pacific Ocean
FEB 1981 - AUG 1981 West Pac
APR 1983 - NOV 1983 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JAN 1985 - AUG 1985 West Pac
JUN 1986 - DEC 1986 West Pac
SEP 1986 - Shellback Initiation - 3 SEP 1986 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1988 - JUL 1988 West Pac
DEC 1990 - JUN 1991 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
OCT 1992 - APR 1993 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JUN 1995 - DEC 1995 West Pac
SEP 1997 - FEB 1998 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JUL 2001 - Shellback Initiation - 15 JUL 2001 - Pacific Ocean
APR 2004 - AUG 2004 OEF Philippines
JUN 2004 - AUG 2004 West Pac
AUG 2004 - APR 2005 West Pac
JUL 2007 - Shellback Initiation - 17 JUL 2007 - Pacific Ocean
OCT 2008 Decommissioned: 30 OCT 2008

LPD-10 General Specifications

Named for: City of Juneau

Complement: 35 Officers and 400 Enlisted

Displacement: 17299 tons

Length: 567 feet

Beam: 100 feet

Draft: 22 feet



USS JUNEAU (LPD-10)



The third.Juneau (LPD-10) was laid down by Lockheed Shipbuilding Construction Co. Seattle Wash. 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]