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USS PONCE (AFSB (I) 15)
(ex-PONCE (LPD 15))
AFLOAT FORWARD STAGING BASE INTERIM
VESSEL STATUS
Class: AFSB (I) 15 UIC: 07201
Status: Active, in commission Fleet: U.S. ATLANTIC FLEET
Date Status Changed: 07/10/1971 Homeport: NORFOLK, VA
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force: Support Force
Builder: Lockheed Shipbuilding & Construction Co.
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 05/17/1965 Commission Date: 07/10/1971
Keel Date: 10/31/1966 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 05/20/1970 Decommission Date:
Age (since Launch) 47.3 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
Delivery Date: 06/25/1971 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) 46.2 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date:
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 569 ft Waterline Length: 548 ft
Extreme Beam: 105 ft Waterline Beam: 84 ft
Max Navigational Draft: 22 ft Draft Limit: 23 ft
Light Displacement: 9201 tons Full Displacement: 16914 tons
Dead Weight: 7713 tons
Hull Material: Steel hull, steel superstructure.
No. of Propellers: 2
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: Steam Turbines
Accommodations: Officers: 24
Enlisted: 396
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian: MILITARY SEALIFT COMMAND
Planning Yard: Puget Sound NSY, Bremerton, WA
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager: PMS 470
Comments: LPD 15 USS PONCE (A LPD 4 CLASS VESSEL) WAS REDESIGNATED AS AN AFLOAT FORWARD STAGING BASE INTERIM (AFSB (I)) SHIP, EFFECTIVE MARCH 31, 2012.
Last Updated: 08/23/2016
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