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USS Plymouth Rock (LSD 29)

- decommissioned -

Named after the site of the landing of the first permanent settlers in New England in 1620, the USS PLYMOUTH ROCK was the second THOMASTON - class dock landing ship and the first ship in the Navy to bear the name. Decommissioned on September 30, 1983, the PLYMOUTH ROCK was stricken from the Navy list on February 24, 1992, after being transfered to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) in November 1989. The ship was finally sold for scrapping to Peck Recycling, Richmond, Va., on August 25, 1995.

General Characteristics:Awarded: February 28, 1952
Keel laid: May 4, 1953
Launched: May 7, 1954
Commissioned: November 29, 1954
Decommissioned: September 30, 1983
Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, Miss.
Propulsion system: two 600 psi boilers, twp geared turbines
Propellers: two
Length: 510 feet (155.5 meters)
Beam: 84 feet (25.6 meters)
Draft: 19 feet (5.8 meters)
Displacement: approx. 11,300 tons full load
Speed: 22 knots
Well deck capacity: three LCU or nine LCM-8 or 50 AAV
Aircraft: helo platform only
Crew: Ship: 18 officers, 330 enlisted
Marine Detachment: approx. 330 Marines
Armament: two dual 3-inch/50-caliber Mk-33 gun mounts


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Crew List:

This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS PLYMOUTH ROCK. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.


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