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USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52)

USS PEARL HARBOR is the last of the United States Navy's four new cargo variants of the WHIDBEY ISLAND class of Landing Dock Ships and the first ship to carry the name Pearl Harbor to commemorate the heroic actions of the members of the armed services as well as the citizens of the Island of Oahu during the attack on December 7, 1941.

General Characteristics:Keel laid: January 27, 1995
Launched: February 24, 1996
Commissioned: May 30, 1998
Builder: Avondale Industries, New Orleans, Louisiana
Propulsion system: four 16 cylinder Colt-Pielstick Diesel Engines
Propellers: two
Length: 610 feet (186 meters)
Beam: 84 feet (25.6 meters)
Draft: 20 feet (6 meters)
Displacement: approx. 16,500 tons full load
Speed: 22 knots
Well deck capacity: two LCAC or one LCU or four LCM-8 or nine LCM-6 or 15 amphibious assault vehicles (AAV)
Aircraft: none, but two landing spots allow for operation of aircraft as large as the CH-53E
Crew: Ship: 24 officers, 328 enlisted     Marine Detachment: 504 Marines
Armament: two 20mm Phalanx CIWS, two Mk-38 Machine Guns, six .50 Machine Guns, Rolling Airframe Missile System
Cost: about $258 million
Homeport: San Diego, CA.


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Crew List:

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


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The photos below were taken by Brian Barton and show the USS PEARL HARBOR at Naval Base San Diego on December 6, 2003.



The photos below were taken by me and show the USS PEARL HARBOR at Naval Base San Diego on March 10, 2008.



The photos below were taken by me and show the USS PEARL HARBOR at Naval Base San Diego on September 29, 2011.



The photos below were taken by me and show the USS PEARL HARBOR at Naval Base San Diego on October 3 and 11, 2012.



The photos below were taken by Lydia Perz and show the USS PEARL HARBOR at General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Co. (NASCCO), at San Diego, Calif., at the beginning of her Extended Drydocking Phased Maintenance Availability (E-DPMA). The photos were taken on May 3, 2014.



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