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USS Vancouver (LPD 2)

- decommissioned -

Named after a city in the state of Washington, the USS VANCOUVER was the second RALEIGH - class amphibious transport dock. Decommissioned on March 31, 1992, and stricken from the Navy list on April 8, 1997, the VANCOUVER transfered to the Maritime Administration and is now berthed at the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet, Benicia, CA, awaiting final disposal. The USS VANCOUVER earned 11 battle stars for service in the Vietnam conflict.

General Characteristics:Awarded: December 30, 1959
Keel laid: November 19, 1960
Launched: September 15, 1962
Commissioned: May 11, 1963
Decommissioned: March 31, 1992
Builder: New York Naval Shipyard, Brooklyn, NY
Propulsion system: two boilers, two steam turbines
Propellers: two
Length: 522 feet (159.1 meters)
Beam: 100 feet (30.5 meters)
Draft: 23 feet (7 meters)
Displacement: approx. 14,000 tons
Speed: 20 knots
Well deck capacity: one LCU and three LCM-6 or four LCM-8 or 20 LVT
additionally two LCM-6 or four LCPL on deck
Aircraft: helo platform only
Crew: Ship: approx. 429     Marine Detachment: approx. 930
Armament: two 20mm Phalanx CIWS, six Mk-33 3-inch/50-caliber guns

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Crew List:

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

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The photos below were taken by me and show the VANCOUVER laid-up at Suisun Bay, Calif., on March 27, 2010.

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