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USS Durham (LKA 114)

- formerly AKA 114 -
- decommissioned -



Initially laid down as AKA 114 but redesignated LKA 114 on January 1, 1969, the USS DURHAM was the second CHARLESTON - class amphibious cargo ship. In the early 1980s, the DURHAM was transfered to the Naval Reserve Force, but returned to the active fleet shortly afterwards because of the need for additional sealift capacity. Decommissioned on February 25, 1994, the DURHAM is now berthed at the Naval Inactive Ships Maintenance Facility at Pearl Harbor, where she is held in reserve to make her available in the case of a military emergency.

General Characteristics:Awarded: June 11, 1965
Keel laid: July 10, 1967
Launched: March 29, 1968
Commissioned: May 24, 1969
Decommissioned: February 25, 1994
Builder: Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Va.
Propulsion system: two boilers, one geared turbine, one propeller shaft, 22,000 shaft horsepower
Propellers: one
Length: 575.5 feet (175.4 meters)
Beam: 82 feet (25 meters)
Draft: 25.6 feet (7.8 meters)
Displacement: approx. 18,700 tons full load
Speed: 20+ knots
Aircraft: helicopter platform only
Boats: 4 LCM-8, 4 LCM-6, 2 LCVP and 2 LCP
Armament: two 20mm Phalanx CIWS
Crew: Ship: 22 officers and 334 enlisted     USMC: 15 officers and 211 enlisted


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Crew List:

This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS DURHAM. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.


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The photo below was taken by me on July 29, 2006, and shows the DURHAM [front] berthed at the Naval Inactive Ships Maintenance Facility in Pearl Harbor, HI. The other ships are ST. LOUIS (LKA 116) [moored alongside behind the DURHAM], the ACADIA (AD 42) [behind the two amphibious cargo ships] and the DULUTH (LPD 6) [background].



The photos below were taken by me on March 20, 2010, and show the DURHAM still laid-up at the Naval Inactive Ships Maintenance Facility in Pearl Harbor, HI.



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