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USS Nashville (LPD-13)

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Awarded:15 May 1964
Laid down:14 March 1966
Launched:7 October 1967
Commissioned:14 February 1970
Fate:Active, in commission
Homeport:Norfolk, Virginia
General Characteristics
Displacement:9784 tons light, 17479 tons full, 7695 tons dead
Length:173.7 meters (570 feet) overall, 167 meters (548 feet) waterline
Beam:30.4 meters (100 feet) extreme, 25.6 meters (84 feet) waterline
Draft:7 meters (23 feet) maximum, 7 meters (23 feet) limit
Speed:20 knots
Complement:90 flag staff, 59 officers, 430 men
Armament:eight three-inch/50-caliber guns
USS Nashville (LPD-13), a Cleveland-class amphibious transport dock, was the third ship of the United States Navy to be named for the city in Tennessee. Her keel was laid down on 14 March 1966 by the Lockheed Shipbuilding and Construction Company of Seattle, Washington. She was launched on 7 October 1967 sponsored by Mrs. Roy L. Johnson, and commissioned at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington, on 14 February 1970 with Captain Frank R. Fahland in command.

Nashville's various assignments have included four Caribbean Amphibious readiness Groups, Mediterranean Amphibious readiness Groups, Persian Gulf Amphibious Readiness Groups, Mine Countermeasure Task Group, NATO North Atlantic Operations, and training assignments with the Fleet Marine Force Atlantic.

Need information on the last thirty years.

See USS Nashville for other ships of the same name.


This article includes information collected from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.