AFSB(I)-15 USS Ponce

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1971 to 2012 - LPD-15 USS Ponce    



2012 to present    


AFSB(I)-15 USS Ponce

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See Also: L Austin class LPD-15


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History of US LPD-15 USS Ponce

1965-may-17Ordered
1966-oct-31Laid down
1970-may-20Launched
1971-jul-10Commissioned
2012Decommissionedreclassified as AFSB(I)-15

History of US AFSB(I)-15 USS Ponce

2012-mayCommissioned Afloat Forward Staging Base
2013-dec-15Persian Gulf Apaches Texas National Guard training on board
2016-mar-28NEWS KWCamp Buehring 40th CAB and USS Ponce Interoperability Exercise

Specifications

   

    from Austin class
420crew
900troops
9750light (tn)
17350full load (tn)
174length (m)
25.60beam (m)
7draught (m)
21max speed (knots)
24000power (shp)

Aircraft

   

    Typical Max
Landing platform only. No hangar
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US USMC Sikorsky S-65 H-53 04

The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    


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