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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
AUG1944-Keel Date: 1 AUG 1944
FEB1945-Launch Date: 28 FEB 1945
MAY1945-Commissioned: 15 MAY 1945
APR1946-AUG1946Panama Canal
JAN1953-JAN19541953-1954 westpac Korea
JAN1953-JUL1954Inchon Landing
JAN1953-JUL1954Inchon Landing
JUL1953-JUN1954Inchon Landing
JAN1955-AUG1955West Pac
MAR1955-OCT1955West Pac
APR1958-NOV1958West Pac
OCT1962-OCT1962Cuban Missle Blockade
AUG1964-NOV1964West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1965-AUG1965West Pac
JAN1965-SEP1965West Pac-Viet Nam
MAY1965-SEP1965WEST PAC VIET NAM
MAY1965-SEP1965West Pac-Viet Nam
OCT1965-AUG1966West Pac-Viet Nam
MAR1966-JAN1967West Pac-Viet Nam
AUG1966-MAY1970West Pac-Viet Nam
JUL1967-MAR1968West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1969-JAN1970West Pac
JUN1969-FEB1970West Pac-Viet Nam
AUG1969-Shellback Initiation - 19 AUG 1969 - Pacific Ocean
JAN1970-AUG1970West Pac-Viet Nam
AUG1973-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