USS GREEN BAY is the fourth SAN ANTONIO - class amphibious transport dock and the second ship in the Navy named in honor of the city of Green Bay, Wisconsin. In February 2015, the GREEN BAY became the first SAN ANTONIO - class LPD to be forward deployed when she shifted her homeport from San Diego, Calif., to Sasebo, Japan.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: May 30, 2000|
|Keel laid: August 11, 2003|
|Launched: August 11, 2006|
|Commissioned: January 24, 2009|
|Builder: Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, Avondale, New Orleans, La.|
|Propulsion system: four sequentially turbocharged marine Colt-Pielstick Diesels|
|Length: 684 feet (208.5 meters)|
|Beam: 105 feet (31.9 meters)|
|Draft: 23 feet (7 meters)|
|Displacement: approx. 24,900 tons|
|Speed: 22 knots|
|Well deck capacity: two LCAC or one LCU and 14 Expeditionary Fighting Vehicles|
|Aircraft: landing platform for all helicopters and the MV-22 Osprey; maintenance facilities for one CH-53E or two CH-46s or one MV-22 or three UH/AH-1s|
|Crew: Ship: 28 officers, 332 enlisted|
|Marine Detachment: 66 officers, 633 enlisted (can be expanded to 800)|
|Homeport: Sasebo, Japan|
|Armament: two Bushmaster II 30 mm Close in Guns; two Rolling Airframe Missile launchers|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS GREEN BAY. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
About the Ship's Coat of Arms:
Dark Blue and Gold, the colors traditionally associated with the Navy to represent the sea and excellence. The pale blue symbolizes the historic waterway of the Fox River, the entrance which leads to the City of Green Bay, the first settlement in Wisconsin. The Green Bay logo recalls the heritage and spirit of the city, which includes the city’s football team “The Green Bay Packers”. The chief signifies authority. The silhouette commemorates the previous ship, USS GREEN BAY (PG 101), which served as aggressor in fleet exercises, while serving in Guantanimo Bay, Cuba. The wavy division of the shield suggests the shoreline, combined with the pale alludes to the ship’s mission of amphibious transport of troops.
The maple wreath conveys success and achievement, signifying the state tree of Wisconsin, sugar maple. The anchor represents naval strength and maritime tradition. Red denotes sacrifice. The restock of the anchor exemplifies the Marine Corps, highlighting the Navy and Marine team. The state seal alludes to Wisconsin’s industry and honors the state being the “Heart of America”.
The crossed naval and marine swords symbolize readiness and cooperation of the Navy-Marine war fighting team.
The motto “STATUM BELLO INVICTUS MANEO” translates to “STAND AND FIGHT, REMAIN UNVANQUISHED”. The scroll displays the colors of the “Green Bay Packers”, green and gold, which honor the city’s admiration and commitment for their home football team.
USS GREEN BAY Image Gallery:
The photos below were taken by Thomas Heinrich and show the GREEN BAY at San Diego, Calif., on March 21, 2009.
The photos below were taken by me and show the GREEN BAY at San Diego, Calif., on March 23, 2010.
The photos below were taken by me on September 30, 2011. They show the GREEN BAY early in the morning returning to San Diego, Calif., after a seven-month deployment as part of the BOXER Amphibious Strike Group. The last two photos were taken in the late afternoon and show GREEN BAY berthed at the Naval Base.
The photos below were taken by me on March 15, 2012 and show the GREEN BAY in the shipyard in San Diego, Calif.
The photo below was taken by me and shows the GREEN BAY at Naval Base San Diego, Calif., on May 10, 2012.
The photos below were taken by Shiu On Yee during USS GREEN BAY's port visit to Hong Kong April 15-22, 2013. The GREEN BAY, along with USS PELELIU (LHA 5) and USS RUSHMORE (LSD 47), visited Hong Kong on their way home from the 5th Fleet area of operations. The three ships arrived in San Diego, Calif., on May 14 after being deployed for eight months.
The photos below were taken by Henry Schnutz on August 27, 2013, and show the GREEN BAY at BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair in the early stage of her 11-month Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA).
The photos below were taken by Lydia Perz on May 3, 2014, and show the GREEN BAY at BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair in the final stage of her 11-month Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA).
The photos below were taken by Michael Jenning and show the GREEN BAY at Naval Base San Diego, Calif., on December 27, 2014.