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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

Add a LSD-40 Shellback Initiation Add a LSD-40 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JUL1970-Keel Date: 15 JUL 1970
at General Dynamics Quincy
JAN1972-JAN1972West Pac
APR1972-Launch Date: 22 APR 1972
JUN1972-MAR1974Commisioning
DEC1972-Commissioned: 9 DEC 1972
JUL1973-AUG1973Mid-Shipman Cruise
JAN1974-DEC1974Kangaroo one
JAN1974-JUL1974West Pac
MAY1974-Shellback Initiation - 5 MAY 1974 - Pacific Ocean
MAY1974- Shellback Initiation - 5 MAY 1974 - Pacific Ocean
JUN1974-Shellback Initiation - 5 JUN 1974 - Pacific Ocean
JUN1974-JUL1974Kangaroo 1
JUN1974-Shellback Initiation - 4 JUN 1974 - Pacific Ocean
JAN1975-JAN1976West Pac
APR1975-MAY1975West Pac-Viet Nam
APR1975-MAY1975West Pac
APR1975-MAY1975West Pac
JAN1977-JAN1978West Pac
NOV1977-JAN1978West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN1978-Shellback Initiation - 17 JAN 1978 - Pacific Ocean
JAN1978-Shellback Initiation - 7 JAN 1978 - Pacific Ocean
JAN1979-JAN1979West Pac
MAY1979-Shellback Initiation - 1 MAY 1979 - Pacific Ocean
SEP1982-FEB1983West Pac
JUL1983-JUL1983Port O Call Puerta Vallarta
AUG1983-MAR1984Grenada
OCT1983-Shellback Initiation - 27 OCT 1983 - Indian Ocean
OCT1983-Shellback Initiation - 27 OCT 1983 - Pacific Ocean
FEB1986-FEB1986Port O Call Mazatlan Mexico
SEP1986-MAY1987Dry Dock
JAN1988-JUL1988West Pac
OCT1988-NOV1988Panama Canal
JAN1990-JUL1990West Pac
MAY1990-Shellback Initiation - 5 MAY 1990 - Pacific Ocean
MAY1990-Shellback Initiation - 16 MAY 1990 - Pacific Ocean
SEP1992-Shellback Initiation - 23 SEP 1992 - Pacific Ocean
OCT1994-APR1995West Pac
FEB1995-MAR1995Somalia
MAR1995-Shellback Initiation - 11 MAR 1995 - Indian Ocean
FEB1998-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