USS Denver (LPD-9)

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Ordered:
Laid down: 7 Jul 1964
Launched: 23 Jan 1965
Commissioned: 26 Oct 1968
Decommissioned:
Fate: Template:Active in service
Homeport: San Diego, California
Struck:
General Characteristics
Displacement: 17000 tons
Length: 570 ft (171 m)
Beam: 84 ft (25.2 m)
Draught:
Propulsion: Two boilers, two steam turbines, two shafts, 24,000 shaft horsepower (18 MW)
Speed: 21 knots
Range:
Complement: Crew: 24 officers, 396 enlisted, 900 Marines
Armament: Two 25 mm Mk 38 guns; two Phalanx CIWS; and eight .50-calibre (12.7 mm) machine guns.
Aircraft: Up to six CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters
Motto: "A mile high ... a mile ahead"

USS Denver (LPD-9), a Cleveland-class amphibious transport dock, is the third ship of the fleet to bear this name. Denver's keel was laid July 7th, 1964 at Lockheed Shipbuilding and Construction Company, Seattle, Washington. She was launched January 23rd, 1965, christened by Mrs. John Love, wife of the Governor of Colorado, and commissioned October 26th, 1968.


See USS Denver for other ships of this name.


Cleveland-class landing platform dock
Cleveland | Dubuque | Denver | Juneau | Coronado | Shreveport | Nashville

List of amphibious assault ships of the United States Navy
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