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POINT DEFIANCE (LSD 31)
DOCK LANDING SHIP
VESSEL STATUS
Class: LSD 28 UIC: 03131
Status: Disposed of by Navy title transfer to the Maritime Administration Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 12/18/1998 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth: Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet, Benecia, CA
Force:
Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp.
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 02/28/1952 Commission Date: 03/31/1955
Keel Date: 11/23/1953 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 09/28/1954 Decommission Date: 09/30/1983
Age (since Launch) (at time of Disposal) 44.3 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
28.0
Delivery Date: 03/31/1955 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) (at time of Disposal) 43.8 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date: 02/24/1992
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 510 ft Waterline Length: 500 ft
Extreme Beam: 84 ft Waterline Beam: 82 ft
Max Navigational Draft: 19 ft Draft Limit: 19 ft
Light Displacement: 6880 tons Full Displacement: 12150 tons
Dead Weight: 5270 tons
Hull Material: Steel hull, steel superstructure.
No. of Propellers: 2
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: Steam Turbine
Accommodations: Officers: 43
Enlisted: 686
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian: MARITIME ADMINISTRATION (NATIONAL DEFENSE RESERVE FLEET)
Planning Yard:
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager:
Comments:
Last Updated: 01/25/1999
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