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U.S.S. GERMANTOWN

(LSD-42)

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USS GERMANTOWN (LSD-42) - a Whidbey�Island-class dock landing ship

In Commission 1986 to Present

LSD-42 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
AUG 1982 Keel Date: 5 AUG 1982
JUN 1984 Launch Date: 29 JUN 1984
FEB 1986 - FEB 1986 Commisioning
FEB 1986 Commissioned: 8 FEB 1986
FEB 1986 - FEB 1986 Hot/Cold Checks On Diesel Plant
FEB 1986 - FEB 1986 Pre-Combat Systems Shipboard Qualification Trial
MAR 1986 - MAR 1986 Underway for the first time fully mannned 18 Mar 1986
MAR 1986 - MAR 1986 Plankowner Crew Certification Complete
MAR 1986 - MAR 1986 Moored Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco CA 28 Mar 1986
MAR 1986 - MAR 1986 Light Off Exam (LOE)
MAR 1986 - MAR 1986 Hosted 1 992 Visitors during Open House in San Fran 29-30 Mar 86
MAR 1986 - MAR 1986 First Port Visit Esquimalt Canada 20 Mar 1986
APR 1986 - APR 1986 Hosted 804 visitors at Broadway Pier 19-20 Apr 1986
APR 1986 - APR 1986 Moored San Diego. Arrived Home for the 1st time 07 Apr 1986
MAY 1986 - MAY 1986 Shakedown Refresher Training 12-23 May 1986
JUN 1986 - JUN 1986 USO Dinner w/ Bob Hope & AtyGen Edwin Meese 04 Jun 1986
JUL 1986 - JUL 1986 Departed San Diego for Panama City Floride 21 Jul 1986
JUL 1986 - JUL 1986 Panama Canal
JUL 1986 - JUL 1986 Transited Panama Canal 31 Jul 1986
AUG 1986 - AUG 1986 Transited Panama Canal 19 Aug 1986
AUG 1986 - AUG 1986 Panama Canal
AUG 1986 - AUG 1986 Moored Panama City FL 12 Aug 1986
AUG 1986 - AUG 1986 Moored New Orleans LA 06 Aug 1986
AUG 1986 - AUG 1986 Embarked LCAC's for the first time 14 Aug 1986
OCT 1986 - OCT 1986 Commence first OPPE 07-14 Oct 1986
DEC 1986 - DEC 1986 Dry Dock
JAN 1987 - FEB 1987 Refresher Training 26 Jan-06 Feb 1987
FEB 1987 - FEB 1987 Developmental Testing of LCAC's 10-20 Feb 1987
MAR 1987 - MAR 1987 Amphibious Refresher Training 16-27 Mar 1987
APR 1987 - MAY 1987 First Exercise- KERNAL USHER 87-3 22 Apr-04 May 1987
APR 1987 - APR 1987 Operational Testing of LCAC's 07-16 Apr 1987
JUN 1987 - JUN 1987 Dependents Cruise
JUN 1987 - DEC 1987 West Pac
AUG 1987 - AUG 1987 First Shellback Iniation 31 Aug 1987
JAN 1989 - JUN 1989 shellback initiation- March or April of 1989
JAN 1989 - JUN 1989 West Pac
JAN 1990 - JAN 1991 Desert Storm
APR 1990 - Shellback Initiation - 4 APR 1990 - Pacific Ocean
AUG 1991 - Shellback Initiation - 1 AUG 1991 - Pacific Ocean
MAY 1995 - Shellback Initiation - 2 MAY 1995 - Pacific Ocean
SEP 1995 - Shellback Initiation - 8 SEP 1995 - Pacific Ocean
MAR 1997 - Shellback Initiation - 1 MAR 1997 - Pacific Ocean
MAR 1997 - Shellback Initiation - 1 MAR 1997 - Pacific Ocean
NOV 2001 - Shellback Initiation - 2 NOV 2001 - Pacific Ocean
FEB 2004 - Shellback Initiation - 7 FEB 2004 - Pacific Ocean

LSD-42 General Specifications

Named for: Battle of Germantown

Complement: 22 Officers and 391 Enlisted

Displacement: 11496 tons

Length: 610 feet

Beam: 84 feet

Draft: 21 feet