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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

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAR1987-Keel Date: 23 MAR 1987
SEP1988-Launch Date: 15 SEP 1988
NOV1990-Commissioned: 17 NOV 1990
MAY1992-NOV1992Mediterranean
MAR1994-SEP1994Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
MAY1994-NOV1994Suez Canal , Red Sea, Gulf of Aden
MAY1994-NOV1994North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
JUL1994- Shellback Initiation - 7 JUL 1994 - Indian Ocean
JUL1994-Shellback Initiation - 8 JUL 1994 - Indian Ocean
JUN1997-Shellback Initiation - 6 JUN 1997 - Atlantic Ocean
JUN1997- Shellback Initiation - 6 JUN 1997 - Indian Ocean
JUL1997-NOV1997West Africa
JAN2003-JAN2004Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JUN2004-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