USS SAGINAW was the tenth NEWPORT - class Tank Landing Ship. Decommissioned on June 28, 1994, and stricken from the Navy list the same day, SAGINAW was given to the Australian Navy on August 24, 1994. There, she was recommissioned as KANIMBLA.
USS SAGINAW was last homeported in San Diego, Ca.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: July 15, 1966|
|Keel laid: May 24, 1969|
|Launched: February 7, 1970|
|Commissioned: January 23, 1971|
|Decommissioned: June 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 SAGINAW. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
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