USS PEORIA was the fifth NEWPORT - class Tank Landing Ship and the fourth ship in the Navy to honor the city in Illinois. Decommissioned on January 28, 1994, and stricken from the Navy list on November 6, 2002, the PEORIA spent the following months at the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF), Pearl Harbor, HI, until she was sunk as a target during RIMPAC 2004 in July 2004.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: July 15, 1966|
|Keel laid: February 24, 1968|
|Launched: November 23, 1968|
|Commissioned: February 21, 1970|
|Decommissioned: January 28, 1994|
|Builder: National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, San Diego, Calif.|
|Propulsion system: 6 diesels; 16,000 horsepower; bow thruster|
|Propellers: two and one bow thruster screw|
|Length: 522 feet (159 meters)|
|Length over derrick arms: 561 feet (171 meters)|
|Beam: 70 feet (21.2 meters)|
|Draft: 17,4 feet (5.3 meters)|
|Displacement: approx. 8500 tons|
|Speed: 20 knots|
|Aircraft: helicopter platform only|
|Armament: one |
|Crew: 14 officers, 210 enlisted and approx. 350 embarked troops|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS PEORIA. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
USS PEORIA Image Gallery:
The photo below was taken by CJ Reyes and shows the PEORIA berthed at the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF), Pearl Harbor, HI, in February 2004. The PEORIA was sunk as a target in July 2004 during RIMPAC.