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USS Raleigh LPD 1

Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon - Navy Unit Commendation
Second Row - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation - Navy Expeditionary Service Medal - National Defense Service Medal
Third Row - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal - Southwest Asia Campaign Medal - Humanitarian Service Medal

Call Sign

November Quebec Charlie Echo

R/T Call Sign: Magill

Home Port, Norfolk, Va.

Ships Motto "Be Flexible"

Nickname "Ole Smokey"

Dedicated to the Engineers who endured this Abomination of Ship Building
by New York Naval Shipyard

Raleigh Class Amphibious Transport Dock; Laid down 23 June 1960 at New York Naval Shipyard, Brooklyn N.Y;

Launched 17 March 1962; Commissioned USS Raleigh (LPD-1), 8 September 1962; Decommissioned 31 December 1991;

Struck from Naval Register 25 January 1992; Final Disposition, disposed of as a target 4 December 1994.

Specifications: Displacement 8,650 t.(lt), 13,600 t.(fl), Length 522 ', Beam 100', Draft 23 ft., Speed 20 kts., Complement

490, Troop Capacity 1,000, Armament 8 3"/50 Gun Mounts; Power Plant; 2 Boilers, 2 Geared Turbines, 2 Shafts, 24,000

Shaft Horsepower.

WebMaster of this site is William Fair HTC USN Ret.
Plank Owner
Served aboard as SF2 From 6/62/ to 11/63
Transfered to USS Cadmus AR-14

Construction of this site begin 6/15/01
Last Update 11/4/07

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