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U.S.S. SCHENECTADY

(LST-1185)

Skinney - T

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The USS SCHENECTADY (LST-1185), a Newport class tank landing ship, was commissioned on 13 JUN 1970. USS SCHENECTADY served her country for 23 years, 6 months and 2 days, until decommissioned on 15 DEC 1993.

The USS SCHENECTADY (LST-1185) deployment history and significant events of her service career follow:

LST-1185 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
AUG 1968 Keel Date: 2 AUG 1968
at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company
MAY 1969 Launch Date: 24 MAY 1969
JAN 1970 - JAN 1973 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUN 1970 Commissioned: 13 JUN 1970
MAY 1971 - JUN 1971 West Pac
OCT 1971 - AUG 1972 West Pac-Viet Nam
FEB 1972 Shellback Initiation - 9 FEB 1972 - Pacific Ocean
MAR 1972 - MAR 1972 West Pac - Ships guns fired at enemy
SEP 1973 - MAR 1974 West Pac
OCT 1975 - MAY 1976 West Pac
OCT 1975 - MAY 1976 West Pac
OCT 1975 - MAY 1976 West Pac
MAR 1977 - NOV 1977 West Pac
MAY 1977 - OCT 1977 Operation Fortress Lightning 1977 On Oct 21, 1977 Even in peacet
JAN 1978 - JAN 1978 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean
MAR 1978 - AUG 1978 Mediterranean-Indian Ocean
MAR 1979 - SEP 1979 West Pac
APR 1979 - Shellback Initiation - 11 APR 1979 - Pacific Ocean
JUL 1981 - DEC 1981 West Pac-Indian Ocean
AUG 1988 - SEP 1988 2nd Battalion 9th Marines re-enacted the WWII attack @ Iwo Jima
NOV 1988 - Shellback Initiation - 12 NOV 1988 - Pacific Ocean
JUL 1990 - AUG 1990 Desert Shield
JUL 1991 Shellback Initiation - 24 JUL 1991 - Pacific Ocean
MAY 1992 - NOV 1992 West Pac
JUL 1992 - Shellback Initiation - 14 JUL 1992 - Pacific Ocean
DEC 1993 Decommissioned: 15 DEC 1993

LST-1185 General Specifications

Class: Newport class tank landing ship

Named for: Schenectady

Complement: 14 Officers and 241 Enlisted

Displacement: 5008 tons

Length: 523 feet

Beam: 70 feet

Flank Speed: 27 knots

Final Disposition: Sunk as a target November 23 2004