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U.S.S. CORONADO

(LPD-11)

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The USS CORONADO (LPD-11), the eighth Austin class amphibious transport dock, was commissioned on 23 MAY 1970. Built by Lockheed Shipbuilding in Seattle, Washington, CORONADO's construction was delayed by a year long strike. After commissioning and shakedown training at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, CORONADO took up duty with the Atlantic Fleet. After ten years of Atlantic service, CORONADO was re-designated as AGF-11, a miscellaneous command ship for duty in the Persian Gulf. Serving in the Middle East until October, 1985, her next station was Gaeta, Italy. Moving on to Pearl Harbor in July, 1986, CORONADO spent the next five years homeported in Pearl, then changed station to San Diego, CA in August 1991. The remainder of her service life had CORONADO based in San Diego, but undergoing a number of changes. She was the first U.S. Navy combatant to have female crew members. For a short period CORONADO was transferred to Military Sealift Command, but returned to Navy commissioned status due to Fleet requirements. CORONADO hosted number of innovative command technologies including, the GroupSystems collaborative real time joint command decision platform. USS CORONADO served her country for 36 years, 4 months and 7 days, until decommissioned on 30 SEP 2006. USS CORONADO is laid up at the Naval Inactive Ships Maintenance Facility, Pearl Harbor, HI.

The USS CORONADO (LPD-11) deployment history and significant events of her service career follow:

LPD-11 Deployments - Major Events

Add a LPD-11 Shellback Initiation Add a LPD-11 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAY1965-Keel Date: 3 MAY 1965
at Lockheed Shipbuilding
JUL1966-Launch Date: 30 JUL 1966
JAN1970-JAN1984Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
MAY1970-Commissioned: 23 MAY 1970
AUG1970-Shellback Initiation - 1 AUG 1970 - Pacific Ocean
AUG1970-Shellback Initiation - 10 AUG 1970 - Pacific Ocean
AUG1970- Shellback Initiation - 8 AUG 1970 - Pacific Ocean
SEP1970-NOV1970Guantanamo Bay
SEP1971-MAR1972Mediterranean
OCT1973-DEC1973Caribbean
JAN1974-JAN1975Mediterranean-Indian Ocean
JAN1974-DEC1975Mediterranean-Lebanon
MAR1974-JAN1975Mediterranean-Lebanon
APR1974-JUN1974Caribbean
APR1974-JUN1974Caribbean
MAY1974-OCT1974Mediterranean
JUN1974-JUN1978Mediterranean-Lebanon
JUL1974-JUL1974evacuation of Cyprus
JUN1975-JUL1975Guantanamo Bay
OCT1975-DEC1975North Atlantic
MAY1976-DEC1976Mediterranean-Lebanon
MAY1976-DEC1976Mediterranean-Lebanon
MAY1976-DEC1976Mediterranean-Lebanon
MAY1976-DEC1976Mediterranean-Lebanon
MAY1977-JUL1977North Atlantic
JAN1978-JUN1978Mediterranean
OCT1978-DEC1979Dry Dock
JAN1979-MAR1980Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JUN1979-AUG1981Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
FEB1980-MAR1980Guantanamo Bay
JUL1981-Shellback Initiation - 28 JUL 1981 - Indian Ocean
AUG1982-AUG1982Shellback initiation Aug 18th 43deg42.5E
FEB1983-AUG1985Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
SEP1983-Shellback Initiation - 11 SEP 1983 - Indian Ocean
JAN1984-APR1985Dry Dock
AUG1985-JUL1986Mediterranean - Commander - U.S. Sixth Fleet
SEP1986-JAN1988Middle Pacific
SEP1987-NOV1987Alaska
JAN1988-SEP1988West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
OCT1988- Shellback Initiation - 15 OCT 1988 - Indian Ocean
NOV2003-NOV2003Decommisioning
FEB2004-FEB2004Recommisioning
MAR2004-NOV2004West Pac
SEP2006-Decommissioned: 30 SEP 2006

LPD-11 General Specifications

Class: Austin class amphibious transport dock

Named for: The City of Coronado

Complement: 106 Officers and 1247 Enlisted

Displacement: 16405 tons

Length: 567 feet

Beam: 108 feet

Flank Speed: 21 knots

Final Disposition: Awaiting disposal