Fort McHenry (LSD 43) - Naval Cruise Book

 - Class of 1988

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SHIP ' S CHARACTERISTICS Keel Laid June 10. 1983 Launched Februarv 1. 1986 Commissioned August 8. 1987 Displacement, Light 10.160 tons Displacement. Loaded 15.165 tons Length 609 feet. 7 inches Beam 84 feel Draft. Full Load 19 feet 7 inches Crew Berthing 22 Officers. 19 CPO. 372 Enlisted Troop Berthing 34 Officers. 20 SNCO. 450 Enlisted Propulsion Four Colt Industries. 16 Cylinder PC2 5V Diesel developing 33.000 combined shaft horsepower Two Five Blade Hvdromechanicallv Controllable Pitch Propellers. Four 1300 KW Ship ' s Service Diesel Generators. Max Speed 20+ Knots Ship ' s Boats One MK-6 50 foot utilitv boat. Two MK12 36 foot LCPiD ' s: One 14 foot punt. Cranes One 15 ton gantry Crane. One 20 ton Fixed Kingpost Crane: One 60 ton Fixed Kingpost Crane. Well Deck 440 feet long by 50 feet wide with vertical clearance of 30 feet, floodable to 10 feet aft and 6 feet forward. Water Barrier 12 feet 3 inches by 50 feet: Divides the well deck into Forward (dry) and Aft (wet) compartments Turntable 36 foot diameter. Motor Driven, with 360 degree rotation capable of handling two M-55 trucks Helicopter Deck 212 feet fay 83 feet (two spotsj. Combat Systems AN SPS49 2D Air Search Radar. AN SPS-67 2-D Surface Search Radar. LN 66 Surface Navigation Radar. AN SLQ-32 Countermeasure Receiving Radar. MK-36 MOD 6 SRBOC Decoy Launch System. Two MK-15 MODI Close-in Weapons Systems (CIWS). Two MK16 25 mm Machine Guns: Six 50 Caliber Machine Guns. USS FORT McHENRY ' s HISTORY 08 AUG 87 Commissioned USS FOR McHENRY (LSD 431 28 AUG 87 Certified safe for Propulsion Plant Operations 08 SEP 87 Underway for first time fully manned 11 13 SEP 87 First Port Visit. Vancouver. British Columbia 17 SEP 87 Moored Treasure Island. San Francisco. California 28-30 SEP 87 Conducted initial Tiger Cruise from Treasure Island to San Diego 30 SEP 87 Moored San Diego, arrived Home Port first time 15 OCT 87 Completed Aviation Assist Visit, fully certified for operations 31 OCT 87 Selected as Self Sufficient Ship of the Week by Commander Naval Surface Force. U.S. Pacific Fleet 02 20 NOV 87 Shakedown Refresher Training 30 NOV 04 DEC Successfully completed Final Contract Trials 04 15 JAN 88 Amphibious Refresher Training 15 JAN 10 MAR Post Shakedown Availability 15 29 APR 88 Kernal Usher Exercise lb JUN 88 First Deployment 14

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