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USS John P. Murtha (LPD 26)


US Navy photo courtesy of Huntington Ingalls.

US Navy photo courtesy of Huntington Ingalls.

USS JOHN P. MURTHA is the tenth SAN ANTONIO - class amphibious transport dock and the first ship in the Navy to bear the name.

General Characteristics:Awarded: April 1, 20011
Keel laid: June 6, 2012
Launched: October 30, 2014
Commissioned: October 8, 2016
Builder: Northrop Grumman Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, Miss.
Propulsion system: four sequentially turbocharged marine Colt-Pielstick Diesels
Propellers: two
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: San Diego, Calif.
Armament: two Bushmaster II 30 mm Close in Guns; two Rolling Airframe Missile launchers


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Crew List:

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


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About the Ship's Name:

The ship is named in honor of John P. Murtha, who served his country both as a Marine and in the halls of congress. Murtha served in the Marine Corps for 37 years and saw service in the Korean War and in Vietnam, a tour that earned him the Bronze Star with Valor device, two Purple Hearts and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. Murtha represented Pennsylvania's 12th Congressional District from 1974 until his death in 2010.


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The photos below were taken by Michael Jenning and show the JOHN P. MURTHA at Naval Base San Diego, Calif., on October 11, 2017.



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