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U.S.S. MOUNT WHITNEY

(LCC-20)

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USS MOUNT WHITNEY (LCC-20 ) - a Blue Ridge class command ship

In Commission 1971 to Present

LCC-20 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JAN1969-Keel Date: 8 JAN 1969
at Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. Newport News VA
JAN1970-Launch Date: 8 JAN 1970
JAN1971-Commissioned: 16 JAN 1971
JAN1971-JAN1971Commissioning of the ship
JAN1971-APR1971Guantanamo Bay
SEP1972-SEP1972Strong Express Exercise - North Atlantic - Blue Nose
SEP1972- Shellback Initiation - 10 SEP 1972 - Atlantic Ocean
MAY1973-JUN1973Mediterranean
MAY1973- Shellback Initiation - 10 MAY 1973 - Atlantic Ocean
SEP1973-NOV1973Mediterranean
MAY1976-JUN1976Caribbean
JUL1976-DEC1976North Atlantic
JUL1976-JUL1976New York city bicenntinal
SEP1976-NOV1976North Atlantic
OCT1976-NOV1976North Atlantic-Mediterranean
NOV1976-NOV1976
JUN1977-NOV1977North Atlantic
SEP1978-NOV1978North Atlantic
JUN1979-DEC1979Dry Dock
AUG1979-NOV1979North Atlantic
JAN1980-JAN2011Dry Dock
FEB1982-OCT1982Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
MAR1983-MAY1983North Atlantic
MAR1983-APR1983North Atlantic
JAN1984-APR1984North Atlantic
JAN1986-JAN1986North Atlantic
FEB1992-APR1992Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
MAR1992-JUN1992North Atlantic
DEC1997-AUG2003Mediterranean-West Africa
JAN1998-JAN1998Caribbean
JAN2003-AUG2003Mediterranean-West Africa

LCC-20 General Specifications

Complement: 170 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 18400 tons

Length: 189 metres

Beam: 108.3 feet

Draft: 29.8 feet



USS MOUNT WHITNEY (LCC-20)



Mount Whitney (LCC‑20), originally authorized as AGC‑20, was reclassified LCC‑20 on 1 January 1969, and laid down 6 January by Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Co., Newport News, Va.; she is scheduled to launch in January 1970 and to commission in December 1970.

As the second of a powerful and sophisticated new type of amphibious command ship, she will provide integrated command and control facilities for sea, air, and land commanders in amphibious operations and while steaming with the fleet.

[Note: The above USS MOUNT WHITNEY (LCC-20) history may, or may not, contain text provided by crew members of the USS MOUNT WHITNEY (LCC-20), or by other non-crew members, and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]