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USS Fort Fisher (LSD-40)

Name: USS Fort Fisher
Namesake: Fort Fisher
Awarded: 2 May 1967
Builder: General Dynamics, Quincy, Massachusetts
Laid down: 15 July 1970
Launched: 22 April 1972
Acquired: 8 November 1972
Commissioned: 9 December 1972
Decommissioned: 27 February 1998
Struck: 27 February 1998
Motto: "Support from sea to shore"
Fate: Sold for scrapping, 30 September 2009
General characteristics
Class & type:
Tonnage: 5,440 DWT
Displacement: 8,762 long tons (8,903 t) light
14,202 long tons (14,430 t) full
Length: 553 ft (169 m) o/a
540 ft (160 m) w/l
Beam: 84 ft (26 m)
Draft: 20 ft (6.1 m) (max navigational draft)
Propulsion: Steam turbines, two propellers
Speed: 22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph)
Boats & landing
craft carried:
3 × LCAC
Troops: 330 Marines
Complement: 18 officers, 340 enlisted
Aviation facilities: Helipad
Notes: Steel hull, steel superstructure.

USS Fort Fisher (LSD-40) was an of the United States Navy.

Service history

Fort Fisher was laid down on 15 July 1970 at General Dynamics Quincy Shipbuilding Division and launched on 22 April 1972. She was commissioned on 9 December 1972.[1]

Fort Fisher was first homeported at Long Beach, California, before moving to San Diego in August 1973. The ship made her first overseas deployment as part of Amphibious Forces, United States Seventh Fleet, in the first half of 1974, the first of ten deployments to the Western Pacific, as well as three to the Persian Gulf. Fort Fisher was refitted between September 1986 and May 1987, in order to operate the Navy's new Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC). In September 1992, Fort Fisher was sent to Somalia as part of the multinational Unified Task Force bringing humanitarian aid in Operation Restore Hope. She returned there in October 1994, and took part in Operation United Shield, the withdrawal of troops and equipment. On her final deployment in 1997 Fort Fisher took part in joint exercises with Persian Gulf nations.[2]

Fort Fisher was decommissioned on 27 February 1998 and struck from the Naval Vessel Registry on the same day.[1] On 30 September 2009, a contract to dismantle Fort Fisher was issued to International Shipbreaking Ltd. of Brownsville, Texas. Fort Fisher departed the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet on 5 January 2010 under tow to Brownsville.[3] Fort Fisher completed her dismantling on 14 January 2011.


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