USS OGDEN was the second amphibious transport dock in the AUSTIN class and the second ship in the Navy to bear the name of the city of Ogden, Utah. Stricken from the Navy list on February 21, 2007, she initially remained at San Diego and was later towed to Pearl Harbor, Hi., for lay up. On July 10, 2014, the OGDEN was sunk as a target during exercise RIMPAC 2014 off the Hawaiian Islands.
|General Characteristics:||Launched: June 27, 1964|
|Commissioned: June 16, 1965|
|Decommissioned: February 21, 2007|
|Builder: New York Naval Shipyard, Brooklyn, N.Y.|
|Propulsion system: two boilers, two steam turbines|
|Length: 569 feet (173.4 meters)|
|Beam: 105 feet (32 meters)|
|Draft: 23 feet (7 meters) ballasted: 34 feet (10.4 meters)|
|Displacement: approx. 16,900 tons|
|Speed: 21 knots|
|Well deck capacity: one LCAC or one LCU or four LCM-8 or nine LCM-6 or 24 amphibious assault vehicles (AAV)|
|Aircraft: none, but telescopic hangar installed aboard. The hangar is not used to accommodate helicopters but on the flight deck there is space for up to six CH-46 helicopters.|
|Crew: Ship: 24 officers, 396 enlisted Marine Detachment: approx. 900|
|Armament: two 20mm Phalanx CIWS, two 25mm Mk 38 guns, eight .50-calibre machine guns|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS OGDEN. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
Accidents aboard USS OGDEN:
|January 22, 1987||USS OGDEN suffers a Class Charlie fire.|
|January 27, 2002||about 40 nautical miles off the coast of Oman||While transferring personnel from USS GREENEVILLE (SSN 772) to USS OGDEN, the hull of OGDEN and GREENEVILLE's stern plate came into contact which resulted in a rupture to one of OGDEN's fuel tanks. The 5-by-18-inch long rupture was below the waterline at the back on the right side. Both ships continued to operate safely and GREENEVILLE headed toward Diego Garcia for an underwater assessment.|
History of USS OGDEN:
All of the OGDEN's capabilities have been tested and proven during 14 extended deployments to the Western Pacific, including support of U.S. Armed Forces in Vietnam, the Persian Gulf during Operation DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM and in Somalia for Operation UNITED SHIELD. OGDEN was most recently deployed with PHIBRON SEVEN as an element of the BOXER Amphibious Ready Group. OGDEN proudly displays the Navy Unit Commendation, the Meritorious Unit Commendation, the Battle Efficiency Award, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Southwest Asia Service Medal, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, and the Coast Guard Special Operations Service Ribbon.
USS OGDEN Image Gallery:
The photos below were taken by me at Naval Base San Diego, Calif., on March 10, 2008. They show the decommissioned OGDEN laid-up at her former homeport awaiting final disposal.
The photos below were taken by me and show the OGDEN laid-up at Pearl Harbor, Hi., on March 20, 2010.