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U.S.S. TORTUGA

(LSD-46)

TOUGH TALL TENACIOUS

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USS TORTUGA (LSD-46) - a Whidbey�Island-class dock landing ship

In Commission 1990 to Present

LSD-46 Deployments - Major Events

Add a LSD-46 Shellback Initiation Add a LSD-46 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAR 1987 - Keel Date: 23 MAR 1987
SEP 1988 - Launch Date: 15 SEP 1988
NOV 1990 - Commissioned: 17 NOV 1990
MAY 1992 - NOV 1992 Mediterranean
MAR 1994 - SEP 1994 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
MAY 1994 - NOV 1994 Suez Canal , Red Sea, Gulf of Aden
JUL 1994 - Shellback Initiation - 8 JUL 1994 - Indian Ocean
JUL 1994 - Shellback Initiation - 7 JUL 1994 - Indian Ocean
JUN 1997 - Shellback Initiation - 6 JUN 1997 - Indian Ocean
JUN 1997 - Shellback Initiation - 6 JUN 1997 - Atlantic Ocean
JUL 1997 - NOV 1997 West Africa
JAN 2003 - JAN 2004 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JUN 2004 - Shellback Initiation - 20 JUN 2004 - Pacific Ocean

LSD-46 General Specifications

Complement: 22 Officers and 391 Enlisted

Displacement: 11471 tons

Length: 610 feet

Beam: 84 feet

Draft: 21 feet

Flank Speed: 20+ knots