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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1965-may-17OrderedUS LPD-15 USS Ponce
1966-oct-31Laid downUS LPD-15 USS Ponce
1970-may-20LaunchedUS LPD-15 USS Ponce
1971-jul-10CommissionedUS LPD-15 USS Ponce
2012DecommissionedUS LPD-15 USS Ponce reclassified as AFSB(I)-15
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)

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Landing platform only. No hangar
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