USS RACINE was the 13th NEWPORT - class Tank Landing Ship. Decommissioned after more than 22 years of service on October 2, 1993, the RACINE is now berthed at the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility at Pearl Harbor, HI., awaiting final disposal.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: July 15, 1966|
|Keel laid: December 13, 1969|
|Launched: August 15, 1970|
|Commissioned: July 9, 1971|
|Decommissioned: October 2, 1993|
|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 20mm Phalanx CIWS, 4 3-inch/.50-caliber guns|
|Crew: 14 officers, 210 enlisted and approx. 350 embarked troops|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS RACINE. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
USS RACINE Image Gallery:
The photos below were taken by me and show the RACINE laid-up at Pearl Harbor, Hi., on March 20, 2010.
The photos below were taken by me and show the RACINE laid-up at Pearl Harbor, Hi., on March 6, 2012.