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U.S.S. CORONADO

(LPD-11)

Double One for Double Fun

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The USS CORONADO (LPD-11), the eighth Austin class amphibious transport dock, was commissioned on 23 MAY 1970. Built by Lockheed Shipbuilding in Seattle, Washington, CORONADO's construction was delayed by a year long strike. After commissioning and shakedown training at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, CORONADO took up duty with the Atlantic Fleet. After ten years of Atlantic service, CORONADO was re-designated as AGF-11, a miscellaneous command ship for duty in the Persian Gulf. Serving in the Middle East until October, 1985, her next station was Gaeta, Italy. Moving on to Pearl Harbor in July, 1986, CORONADO spent the next five years homeported in Pearl, then changed station to San Diego, CA in August 1991. The remainder of her service life had CORONADO based in San Diego, but undergoing a number of changes. She was the first U.S. Navy combatant to have female crew members. For a short period CORONADO was transferred to Military Sealift Command, but returned to Navy commissioned status due to Fleet requirements. CORONADO hosted number of innovative command technologies including, the GroupSystems collaborative real time joint command decision platform. USS CORONADO served her country for 36 years, 4 months and 7 days, until decommissioned on 30 SEP 2006. USS CORONADO is laid up at the Naval Inactive Ships Maintenance Facility, Pearl Harbor, HI.

The USS CORONADO (LPD-11) deployment history and significant events of her service career follow:

LPD-11 Deployments - Major Events

Add a LPD-11 Shellback Initiation Add a LPD-11 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAY 1965 Keel Date: 3 MAY 1965
at Lockheed Shipbuilding
JUL 1966 Launch Date: 30 JUL 1966
MAY 1970 Commissioned: 23 MAY 1970
AUG 1970 - Shellback Initiation - 10 AUG 1970 - Pacific Ocean
AUG 1970 Shellback Initiation - 10 AUG 1970 - Pacific Ocean
SEP 1970 - NOV 1970 Guantanamo Bay
SEP 1971 - MAR 1972 Mediterranean
JAN 1974 - JAN 1975 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean
MAY 1974 - OCT 1974 Mediterranean
JUN 1975 - JUL 1975 Guantanamo Bay
OCT 1975 - DEC 1975 North Atlantic
MAY 1976 - DEC 1976 Mediterranean-Lebanon
JAN 1978 - JUN 1978 Mediterranean
JAN 1979 - JAN 1981 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JUN 1979 - AUG 1981 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
FEB 1980 - MAR 1980 Guantanamo Bay
JUL 1981 - Shellback Initiation - 28 JUL 1981 - Indian Ocean
JUL 1981 - Shellback Initiation - 28 JUL 1981 - Indian Ocean
AUG 1982 - AUG 1982 Shellback initiation Aug 18th 43deg42.5E
FEB 1983 - AUG 1985 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
SEP 1983 - Shellback Initiation - 11 SEP 1983 - Indian Ocean
SEP 1983 - Shellback Initiation - 11 SEP 1983 - Indian Ocean
JAN 1984 - APR 1985 Dry Dock
AUG 1985 - JUL 1986 Mediterranean - Commander - U.S. Sixth Fleet
SEP 1986 - JAN 1988 Middle Pacific
SEP 1987 - NOV 1987 Alaska
JAN 1988 - SEP 1988 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
SEP 2006 Decommissioned: 30 SEP 2006

LPD-11 General Specifications

Class: Austin class amphibious transport dock

Named for: The City of Coronado

Complement: 106 Officers and 1247 Enlisted

Displacement: 16405 tons

Length: 567 feet

Beam: 108 feet

Flank Speed: 21 knots

Final Disposition: Awaiting disposal