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U.S.S. FORT FISHER

(LSD-40)

Support from Sea to Shore

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USS FORT FISHER (LSD-40) - an Anchorage-class dock landing ship

In Commission 1972 to 1998

LSD-40 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JUL 1970 Keel Date: 15 JUL 1970
at General Dynamics Quincy
APR 1972 Launch Date: 22 APR 1972
DEC 1972 Commissioned: 9 DEC 1972
JUL 1973 - AUG 1973 Mid-Shipman Cruise
JAN 1974 - JUL 1974 West Pac
MAY 1974 - Shellback Initiation - 5 MAY 1974 - Pacific Ocean
MAY 1974 - Shellback Initiation - 5 MAY 1974 - Pacific Ocean
JUN 1974 - JUL 1974 Kangaroo 1
JUN 1974 - Shellback Initiation - 4 JUN 1974 - Pacific Ocean
JUN 1974 - Shellback Initiation - 5 JUN 1974 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1975 - JAN 1976 West Pac
JAN 1977 - JAN 1978 West Pac
JAN 1978 - Shellback Initiation - 7 JAN 1978 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1978 - Shellback Initiation - 7 JAN 1978 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1978 - Shellback Initiation - 17 JAN 1978 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1979 - JAN 1979 West Pac
MAY 1979 - Shellback Initiation - 1 MAY 1979 - Pacific Ocean
SEP 1982 - FEB 1983 West Pac
JUL 1983 - JUL 1983 Port O Call Puerta Vallarta
AUG 1983 - MAR 1984 Grenada
OCT 1983 - Shellback Initiation - 27 OCT 1983 - Indian Ocean
FEB 1986 - FEB 1986 Port O Call Mazatlan, Mexico
SEP 1986 - MAY 1987 Dry Dock
JAN 1988 - JUL 1988 West Pac
OCT 1988 - NOV 1988 Panama Canal
JAN 1990 - JUL 1990 West Pac
MAY 1990 - Shellback Initiation - 16 MAY 1990 - Pacific Ocean
MAY 1990 - Shellback Initiation - 16 MAY 1990 - Pacific Ocean
MAY 1990 - Shellback Initiation - 5 MAY 1990 - Pacific Ocean
MAY 1990 - Shellback Initiation - 5 MAY 1990 - Pacific Ocean
SEP 1992 - Shellback Initiation - 23 SEP 1992 - Pacific Ocean
OCT 1994 - APR 1995 West Pac
FEB 1995 - MAR 1995 Somalia
MAR 1995 - Shellback Initiation - 11 MAR 1995 - Indian Ocean
FEB 1998 Decommissioned: 27 FEB 1998

LSD-40 General Specifications

Class: Anchorage-class dock landing ship

Named for: Fort Fisher

Complement: 52 Officers and 742 Enlisted

Displacement: 8762 tons

Length: 553 feet

Beam: 84 feet

Final Disposition: Scrapping via Ship and Submarine Recycling Program begun 1 March 2003 comnpleted 31 August 2004