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U.S.S. CLEVELAND

(LPD-7)

Promptus et Partus
Always Ready

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The USS CLEVELAND (LPD-7), the fourth Austin class amphibious transport dock, was commissioned on 21 APR 1967. Built by Ingalls Shipbuilding of Pascagoula, Mississippi, CLEVELAND was commissioned at the height of the war in Viet Nam and steamed there repeatedly early in her career. As time passed after the war CLEVELAND continued deploying to the Western Pacific and else where as needed. In 1988 she sailed to Alaska to assist with the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Prince William Sound, in the 1990s CLEVELAND supported counter-narcotic interdiction in Central America and has deployed to the Indian Ocean against the War on Terror numerous times. USS CLEVELAND serves her country from her homeport of San Diego and is tentatively slated for September 2011.

The USS CLEVELAND (LPD-7) deployment history and significant events of her service career follow:

LPD-7 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
NOV 1964 Keel Date: 30 NOV 1964
at Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula MS
MAY 1966 Launch Date: 7 MAY 1966
APR 1967 Commissioned: 21 APR 1967
OCT 1967 - JUN 1968 West Pac-Viet Nam
MAY 1969 - DEC 1969 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUN 1970 - JUL 1970 Midshipman Summer Cruise WestPac Danang Viet Nam
NOV 1970 - APR 1971 West Pac-Viet Nam
NOV 1970 - MAY 1971 West Pac-Viet Nam
DEC 1970 - Shellback Initiation - 20 DEC 1970 - Pacific Ocean
DEC 1970 - Shellback Initiation - 12 DEC 1970 - Pacific Ocean
DEC 1970 - Shellback Initiation - 20 DEC 1970 - Pacific Ocean
NOV 1971 - Shellback Initiation - 15 NOV 1971 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1972 - Shellback Initiation - 1 JAN 1972 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1972 - JAN 1975 West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN 1972 - MAY 1973 West Pac-Viet Nam
APR 1972 - APR 1972 West Pac-Viet Nam
DEC 1972 - Shellback Initiation - 22 DEC 1972 - Pacific Ocean
MAY 1974 - NOV 1974 Shell back initation 7 June 1974
MAY 1974 - NOV 1974 Shellback initation
MAY 1974 - NOV 1974 West Pac
MAY 1974 - NOV 1974 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUN 1974 - Shellback Initiation - 7 JUN 1974 - Pacific Ocean
APR 1976 - NOV 1976 West Pac
JAN 1977 - SEP 1977 Dry Dock
MAR 1978 - OCT 1978 West Pac
JAN 1980 - JUL 1980 West Pac
OCT 1980 - Shellback Initiation - 10 OCT 1980 - Indian Ocean
OCT 1980 - Shellback Initiation - 10 OCT 1980 - Indian Ocean
JUN 1982 - Shellback Initiation - 25 JUN 1982 - Indian Ocean
JUN 1982 - Shellback Initiation - 25 JUN 1982 - Indian Ocean
APR 1983 - SEP 1983 West Pac
AUG 1985 - DEC 1985 West Pac
SEP 1985 - Shellback Initiation - 11 SEP 1985 - Pacific Ocean
APR 1989 - JUL 1989 Alaska
JAN 1990 - JUN 1990 West Pac
MAY 1991 - NOV 1991 Desert Storm
NOV 1991 - Shellback Initiation - 2 NOV 1991 - Pacific Ocean
NOV 1991 - Shellback Initiation - 2 NOV 1991 - Indian Ocean
SEP 1992 - Shellback Initiation - 15 SEP 1992 - Pacific Ocean
MAR 1997 - Shellback Initiation - 28 MAR 1997 - Pacific Ocean
DEC 1998 - JUN 1999 West Pac
OCT 2011 - OCT 2011 Decommisioning

LPD-7 General Specifications

Class: Austin class amphibious transport dock

Named for: Cleveland

Complement: 164 Officers and 396 Enlisted

Displacement: 9734 tons

Length: 567 feet

Beam: 100 feet

Flank Speed: 21 knots