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  • 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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    The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    

    Builder

       

    US Ingalls Shipbuilding,



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