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U.S.S. ASHLAND

(LSD-48)

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The USS ASHLAND (LSD-48), a Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship, was commissioned on 9 MAY 1992. USS ASHLAND serves her country from her homeport of Little Creek, Virginia.

The USS ASHLAND (LSD-48) deployment history and significant events of her service career follow:

LSD-48 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
APR 1988 Keel Date: 4 APR 1988
NOV 1989 Launch Date: 11 NOV 1989
MAY 1992 Commissioned: 9 MAY 1992
OCT 1993 - Shellback Initiation - 25 OCT 1993 - Indian Ocean
OCT 1993 - Shellback Initiation - 10 OCT 1993 - Indian Ocean
JUN 1995 - DEC 1995 UNITAS
JUN 1995 - DEC 1995 West Africa
AUG 1995 - Shellback Initiation - 15 AUG 1995 - Atlantic Ocean

LSD-48 General Specifications

Named for: Ashland

Complement: 22 Officers and 391 Enlisted

Displacement: 11149 tons

Length: 610 feet

Beam: 84 feet

Draft: 21 feet



USS ASHLAND (LSD-48)



The third Ashland (LSD-48) was laid down on 4 April 1988 at New Orleans La. by Avondale Industries Inc.; launched on 11 November 1989; sponsored by Mrs. Kathleen Foley. Her delivery is scheduled for early 1991.

[Note: The above USS ASHLAND (LSD-48) history may or may not contain text provided by crew members of the USS ASHLAND (LSD-48) or by other non-crew members and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]