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USS Ogden (LPD-5)

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Awarded:21 September 1961
Laid down:4 February 1963
Launched:27 June 1964
Commissioned:19 June 1965
Fate:Active, in commission
Homeport:San Diego, California
General Characteristics
Displacement:9962 tons light, 17370 tons full, 7408 tons dead
Length:173.4 meters (569 feet) overall, 167 meters (548 feet) waterline
Beam:32.9 meters (108 feet) extreme, 25.6 meters (84 feet) waterline
Draft:6.7 meters (22 feet) maximum, 7 meters (23 feet) limit
Speed:20 knots
Complement:100 officers, 1335 men
Capacity:930 troops
Armament:four three-inch/50 caliber guns
USS Ogden (LPD-5), a Austin-class amphibious transport dock, was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for the city in Utah, which in turn was named for Peter Skene Ogden, Canadian explorer and fur trader. Her keel was laid down on 4 February 1963 by the New York Naval Shipyard. She was launched on 27 June 1964 sponsored by Mrs. Lawrence J. Burton, and commissioned at New York City on 19 June 1965 with Captain Floyd M. Symons in command.

After training off Norfolk, Ogden arrived in San Diego 29 October 1965 to join the Pacific Fleet and complete her initial training. In her first year of service she deployed twice to South Vietnam (8 February through 4 April 1966 and 16 May through 7 July 1966), bringing Marines and their equipment to the Vietnam War. On her return passages, she brought damaged vehicles home for repair. During the summer of 1966, she conducted experiments with aircraft capable of vertical or short landing and take-off.

Need information from 1967 to present.

See USS Ogden for other ships of the same name.


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