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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

Add a LPD-10 Shellback Initiation Add a LPD-10 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JAN1965-Keel Date: 23 JAN 1965
FEB1966-Launch Date: 12 FEB 1966
JUL1969-Commissioned: 12 JUL 1969
AUG1969-JAN1970West Pac-Viet Nam
FEB1970-JAN1971West Pac-Viet Nam
MAR1970-DEC1970West Pac
JUL1970-JAN1971West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1971-JAN1972West Pac
JUN1971-AUG1971Midshipman's Cruise
JUL1971-Shellback Initiation - 18 JUL 1971 - Pacific Ocean
JUL1971-Shellback Initiation - 6 JUL 1971 - Pacific Ocean
SEP1971-SEP1971State Centennial Juneau Alaska
OCT1971-OCT1971Ankin Project - Hydrogen Bomb test - Amchitka Island
DEC1971-JAN1972West Pac
JAN1972-OCT1972Hanoi
JAN1972-APR1976West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1972-NOV1972West Pac-Viet Nam
APR1972-DEC1972West Pac
MAY1972-JUN1972West Pac-Viet Nam
MAY1972-JUN1972West Pac-Viet Nam
MAY1972-JUN1972West Pac-Viet Nam
MAY1972-SEP1972West Pac-Viet Nam
MAY1972-SEP1972West Pac
MAY1972-JUN1972easter offensive
MAY1972-JUN1972West Pac-Viet Nam
NOV1972-JAN1973West Pac-Viet Nam
NOV1972-DEC1972C co 1/9 3rd mar div 1972
NOV1972-JAN1973West Pac-Viet Nam
DEC1972-Shellback Initiation - 12 DEC 1972 - Pacific Ocean
DEC1972- Shellback Initiation - 12 DEC 1972 - Pacific Ocean
APR1973-OCT1973West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1974-JUL1974Middle Pacific
JAN1974-AUG1974West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1974-AUG1974West Pac
JUN1974-JUN1974Operation Kangaroo
JUN1974- Shellback Initiation - 4 JUN 1974 - Pacific Ocean
MAR1975-JUN1975West Pac
FEB1976-Shellback Initiation - 18 FEB 1976 - Pacific Ocean
FEB1976-DEC1979West Pac
JUN1976-JUL1976Alaska
MAR1977-OCT1977West Pac-Indian Ocean
MAR1977-OCT1977West Pac-Indian Ocean
JUL1979-FEB1980West Pac
NOV1979-Shellback Initiation - 1 NOV 1979 - Pacific Ocean
FEB1981-AUG1981West Pac
APR1983-NOV1983West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
AUG1983-NOV1983West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JAN1985-AUG1985West Pac
JAN1986-DEC1989West Pac
JAN1986-DEC1991West Pac
JUN1986-DEC1986West Pac
SEP1986-Shellback Initiation - 3 SEP 1986 - Pacific Ocean
JAN1988-JUL1988West Pac
APR1989-JUL1989Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Clean Up Prince William Sound Alaska
DEC1990-JUN1991West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
OCT1992-APR1993West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JUN1995-DEC1995West Pac
NOV1995-Shellback Initiation - 15 NOV 1995 - Pacific Ocean
SEP1997-FEB1998West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JAN1998-Shellback Initiation - 18 JAN 1998 - Pacific Ocean
FEB2001-Shellback Initiation - 13 FEB 2001 - Pacific Ocean
JUL2001-Shellback Initiation - 15 JUL 2001 - Pacific Ocean
APR2004-AUG2004OEF Philippines
JUN2004-AUG2004West Pac
AUG2004-APR2005West Pac
JUL2007-Shellback Initiation - 17 JUL 2007 - Pacific Ocean
OCT2008-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]