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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

Add a LSD-42 Shellback Initiation Add a LSD-42 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
AUG1982-Keel Date: 5 AUG 1982
JUN1984-Launch Date: 29 JUN 1984
FEB1986-FEB1986Commisioning
FEB1986-Commissioned: 8 FEB 1986
FEB1986-FEB1986Hot/Cold Checks On Diesel Plant
FEB1986-FEB1986Pre-Combat Systems Shipboard Qualification Trial
MAR1986-MAR1986Underway for the first time fully mannned 18 Mar 1986
MAR1986-MAR1986Plankowner Crew Certification Complete
MAR1986-MAR1986Moored Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco CA 28 Mar 1986
MAR1986-MAR1986Light Off Exam (LOE)
MAR1986-MAR1986Hosted 1 992 Visitors during Open House in San Fran 29-30 Mar 86
MAR1986-MAR1986First Port Visit Esquimalt Canada 20 Mar 1986
APR1986-APR1986Moored San Diego. Arrived Home for the 1st time 07 Apr 1986
APR1986-APR1986Hosted 804 visitors at Broadway Pier 19-20 Apr 1986
MAY1986-MAY1986Shakedown Refresher Training 12-23 May 1986
JUN1986-JUN1986USO Dinner w/ Bob Hope & AtyGen Edwin Meese 04 Jun 1986
JUL1986-JUL1986Transited Panama Canal 31 Jul 1986
JUL1986-JUL1986Panama Canal
JUL1986-JUL1986Departed San Diego for Panama City Floride 21 Jul 1986
AUG1986-AUG1986Embarked LCAC's for the first time 14 Aug 1986
AUG1986-AUG1986Moored New Orleans LA 06 Aug 1986
AUG1986-AUG1986Moored Panama City FL 12 Aug 1986
AUG1986-AUG1986Panama Canal
AUG1986-AUG1986Transited Panama Canal 19 Aug 1986
OCT1986-OCT1986Commence first OPPE 07-14 Oct 1986
DEC1986-DEC1986Dry Dock
JAN1987-FEB1987Refresher Training 26 Jan-06 Feb 1987
FEB1987-FEB1987Developmental Testing of LCAC's 10-20 Feb 1987
MAR1987-MAR1987Amphibious Refresher Training 16-27 Mar 1987
APR1987-APR1987Operational Testing of LCAC's 07-16 Apr 1987
APR1987-MAY1987First Exercise- KERNAL USHER 87-3 22 Apr-04 May 1987
JUN1987-JUN1987Dependents Cruise
JUN1987-DEC1987West Pac
AUG1987-AUG1987First Shellback Iniation 31 Aug 1987
JAN1989-JUN1989shellback initiation- March or April of 1989
JAN1989-JUN1989West Pac
JAN1990-JAN1991Desert Storm
APR1990-Shellback Initiation - 4 APR 1990 - Pacific Ocean
AUG1991-Shellback Initiation - 1 AUG 1991 - Pacific Ocean
MAY1995-Shellback Initiation - 2 MAY 1995 - Pacific Ocean
SEP1995-Shellback Initiation - 8 SEP 1995 - Pacific Ocean
MAR1997-Shellback Initiation - 1 MAR 1997 - Pacific Ocean
NOV2001-Shellback Initiation - 2 NOV 2001 - Pacific Ocean
FEB2004-Shellback Initiation - 7 FEB 2004 - Pacific Ocean
OCT2007-JUN2008West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
DEC2007- Shellback Initiation - 22 DEC 2007 - Pacific Ocean
DEC2007- Shellback Initiation - 22 DEC 2007 - Pacific Ocean
DEC2007- Shellback Initiation - 22 DEC 2007 - Indian 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