Fort McHenry (LSD 43) - Naval Cruise Book

 - Class of 1992

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eristics 40 Knots 30 Knots 200N Miles 10°F to 100T 338,240 368,240 204,325 lb 120,000 lb 150,000 lb 3 ft in 7,132 gal Diesel Marine or JP-5 87 ft 11 in 47 ft in 3 ft 8 in 5 Members Operator, Craft Engineer, Navigator, Group Commander, Troop Commander Seven Troops Deck Hand Engineer Sixteen Troops and Load Master Four Avco-Lycoming TF40B Gas Turbine Each rated at 3955 SHP Max Continuous Two Four-Bladed 11.75 ft Diameter Reversible Two 120 208 vac, 60 Kw Turbomach T-62 APU 24 vdc, Lead Acid Type Attitude Heading and Reference System (AHRS) with Backup Mag. Compass High Speed Velocity Log (HSVL) Doppler Speed Sensor Surface Search Rader VHF, UHF VHF, HF and Man-on-the- Move Sfi

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LANDING CRAFT AIR CUSHION L C A C The primary mission area for the LCAC is Amphibious Warfare. The role of the LCAC in this mission is to transport from ship-to- shore and over the beach, weapons systems, equipment, cargo, and personnel organic to the elements of a Marine Air Ground Task Force. In a typical mission, the craft will embark equipment, troops, and or supplies; launch from amphibious ships; transit at high speed to the beach under assault; transit the surf zone and beach; proceed inland to a suitable offload site; offload rapidly; and return to the amphibious ships for reload and follow-on sorties. The LCAC is the production follow-on to the Advanced Develop- ment JEFF Craft which were built and tested by the Navy under the Amphibious Assault Landing Craft (AALC) program. The LCAC is very similar to the JEFF(B) which has undergone test and trials since 1977. The LCAC is currently in production and deliveries are being made to two specially designated Assault Craft Units (ACUs); ACU- 4 located at Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base, Norfolk, VA and ACU-5 located at Camp Pendleton, CA. Ch ara Operational Capabilities Speed, Sea State 2 Speed, Sea State 3 Range (Nominal) Temperature Displacement and Capabilities Design Load Displacement Overload Displacement Light Ship Displacement Payload -Design •Overload Draft Off Cushion Fuel Tank Capacity (Approx) Fuel Type Dimensions Length Beam Height Crew Personnel Operating Crew Starboard Cabin Seating upper lower Port Cabin Seating upper lower Propulsion Systems Engines Variable Pitch Propellers Electrical System Generators Batteries Communications Navigation Pitch Roll Heading Speed Radar Radios X



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THOMAS J. ANDERSON COMMANDER UNITED STATES NAVY Commander Anderson was raised in Santa Barbara, California. He attended the U.S. Naval Academy and was commissioned an Ensign with the class of 1974. Commander Anderson ' s junior officer sea tours were on board USS DOWNES (FF-1070), USS SUNBIRD (ASR-15), USS BRONSTE1N (FF-1037) and USS FORT FISHER (LSD-40). He was the Executive Officer of USS DENVER (LPD-9). Commander Anderson ' s shore duties have included assignments to the staff of the Officer Candidate School and as a student at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey California where he received a Masters Degree in Financial Management. Commander Anderson has had two assignments to the Chief of Naval Operations, first to the Surface Warfare Programs and Budget Division and most recently, to the General Planning and Programming Division. Commander Anderson assumed command of the USS FORT MCHENRY (LSD-43) September 12, 1991. Commander Anderson has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal with gold star, and the Navy Achievement Medal. Commander Anderson is married to the former Patricia Powers of Annapolis, Maryland. They have three children, Julie, Tyler and Joseph and reside in San Diego, California. 10

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