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U.S.S. CLEVELAND

(LPD-7)

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The USS CLEVELAND (LPD-7), the fourth Austin class amphibious transport dock, was commissioned on 21 APR 1967. Built by Ingalls Shipbuilding of Pascagoula, Mississippi, CLEVELAND was commissioned at the height of the war in Viet Nam and steamed there repeatedly early in her career. As time passed after the war CLEVELAND continued deploying to the Western Pacific and else where as needed. In 1988 she sailed to Alaska to assist with the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Prince William Sound, in the 1990s CLEVELAND supported counter-narcotic interdiction in Central America and has deployed to the Indian Ocean against the War on Terror numerous times. USS CLEVELAND serves her country from her homeport of San Diego and is tentatively slated for September 2011.

The USS CLEVELAND (LPD-7) deployment history and significant events of her service career follow:

LPD-7 Deployments - Major Events

Add a LPD-7 Shellback Initiation Add a LPD-7 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
NOV1964-Keel Date: 30 NOV 1964
at Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula MS
MAY1966-Launch Date: 7 MAY 1966
APR1967-Commissioned: 21 APR 1967
OCT1967-JUN1968West Pac-Viet Nam
OCT1967-OCT1969Sea Trials
JAN1969-JAN1973West Pac-Viet Nam
MAY1969-DEC1969West Pac-Viet Nam
JUN1970-JUL1970Midshipman Summer Cruise WestPac Danang Viet Nam
NOV1970-APR1971West Pac-Viet Nam
DEC1970-Shellback Initiation - 20 DEC 1970 - Pacific Ocean
DEC1970-Shellback Initiation - 12 DEC 1970 - Pacific Ocean
FEB1971-Shellback Initiation - 25 FEB 1971 - Pacific Ocean
FEB1971-APR1971West Pac-Viet Nam
NOV1971-Shellback Initiation - 15 NOV 1971 - Pacific Ocean
JAN1972-Shellback Initiation - 1 JAN 1972 - Pacific Ocean
JAN1972-MAY1973West Pac-Viet Nam
APR1972-APR1972West Pac-Viet Nam
JUN1972-APR1973West Pac-Viet Nam
JUL1972-SEP1973West Pac-Viet Nam
SEP1972-SEP1974West Pac-Viet Nam
NOV1972-JUL1973West Pac-Viet Nam
DEC1972-Shellback Initiation - 22 DEC 1972 - Pacific Ocean
MAY1973-JAN1974Dry Dock
DEC1973- Shellback Initiation - 22 DEC 1973 - Pacific Ocean
MAY1974-NOV1974Shell back initation 7 June 1974
MAY1974-NOV1974West Pac-Viet Nam
MAY1974-NOV1974West Pac
MAY1974-NOV1974Shellback initation
JUN1974-Shellback Initiation - 7 JUN 1974 - Pacific Ocean
APR1976-NOV1976West Pac
JAN1977-SEP1977Dry Dock
MAR1978-OCT1978West Pac
JAN1980-JUL1980West Pac
OCT1980-Shellback Initiation - 10 OCT 1980 - Indian Ocean
JUN1982-Shellback Initiation - 25 JUN 1982 - Indian Ocean
MAR1983-Shellback Initiation - 2 MAR 1983 - Atlantic Ocean
APR1983-SEP1983West Pac
AUG1985-DEC1985West Pac
SEP1985-Shellback Initiation - 11 SEP 1985 - Indian Ocean
SEP1985-Shellback Initiation - 11 SEP 1985 - Pacific Ocean
APR1989-JUL1989Alaska
JAN1990-JAN1992Desert Storm
JAN1990-JUN1990West Pac
MAY1991-NOV1991Desert Storm
NOV1991-Shellback Initiation - 2 NOV 1991 - Indian Ocean
NOV1991-Shellback Initiation - 2 NOV 1991 - Pacific Ocean
SEP1992- Shellback Initiation - 15 SEP 1992 - Pacific Ocean
SEP1992-Shellback Initiation - 15 SEP 1992 - Pacific Ocean
JAN1996-JAN1997West Pac
MAR1997-Shellback Initiation - 28 MAR 1997 - Pacific Ocean
MAR1997-Shellback Initiation - 3 MAR 1997 - Pacific Ocean
DEC1998-JUN1999West Pac
MAR2001-SEP2001West Pac
JAN2003-AUG2003West Pac
NOV2007-JUN2008Mediterranean-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
SEP2009-APR2010RIMPAC
OCT2011-OCT2011Decommisioning

LPD-7 General Specifications

Class: Austin class amphibious transport dock

Named for: Cleveland

Complement: 164 Officers and 396 Enlisted

Displacement: 9734 tons

Length: 567 feet

Beam: 100 feet

Flank Speed: 21 knots