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(LSD-18)

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LSD-18 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
AUG 1944 - Keel Date: 1 AUG 1944
FEB 1945 - Launch Date: 28 FEB 1945
MAY 1945 - Commissioned: 15 MAY 1945
APR 1946 - AUG 1946 Panama Canal
JAN 1953 - JAN 1954 1953-1954 westpac Korea
JAN 1955 - AUG 1955 West Pac
MAR 1955 - OCT 1955 West Pac
OCT 1962 - OCT 1962 Cuban Missle Blockade
AUG 1964 - NOV 1964 West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN 1965 - SEP 1965 West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN 1965 - AUG 1965 West Pac
MAY 1965 - SEP 1965 WEST PAC VIET NAM
MAY 1965 - SEP 1965 West Pac-Viet Nam
OCT 1965 - AUG 1966 West Pac-Viet Nam
AUG 1966 - MAY 1970 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUL 1967 - MAR 1968 West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN 1969 - JAN 1970 West Pac
JUN 1969 - FEB 1970 West Pac-Viet Nam
AUG 1969 - Shellback Initiation - 19 AUG 1969 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1970 - AUG 1970 West Pac-Viet Nam
AUG 1973 - Shellback Initiation - 3 AUG 1973 - Pacific Ocean

LSD-18 General Specifications

Complement: 17 Officers and 237 Enlisted

Displacement: 7930 tons

Length: 457 feet 9 inches

Beam: 72 feet 2 inches

Draft: 8 feet 2 in

Flank Speed: 17 knots

Final Disposition: Sold for scrap 8 September 1993