LPH-12 USS Inchon

US US Navy




1970 to 2002    


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History of US LPH-12 USS Inchon

1966-jun-16Ordered
1968-apr-8Laid down
1969-may-24Launched
1970-jun-20Commissioned
1972-nov-22DeploymentRPSubic Bay Harbour Departed Norfolk, goto Hawaii to pickup helo squadron for Operation End Sweep clearing mines from North Vietnam major harbors and coastal waterways. Relieve USS Tripoli on Subic Bay as she was having Engineering problems at the time.
1974-julDeployment Partition of Cyprus detached from US 6th Fleet in Mediterannean and ordered off Cyrprus to support and if neccesary evacuate US Nationals in aftermath of Turkish invasion of the island. Operated in support of USS Forrestal. HMM-162 and HMH-362 embarked.
1995-marRefituntil May96 conv to Mine Countermeasures Command and Support Ship
1995-mar-6redesignated MCS-12
2002-jun-20Decommissioned
2004-dec-5Fate: sunkas a target

Specifications

   

    from Iwo Jima class
660crew
2100troops
11000light (tn)
18400full load (tn)
180length (m)
26beam (m)
8.20draught (m)
22max speed (knots)
22000power (shp)
2Naval Engine boilers
1Naval Engine steam turbines
2Close-In Weapon System CIWS Phalanx 20 mm

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Builder

   

US Ingalls Shipbuilding,



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