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USS Ogden (LPD-5)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Foxtrot - Zulu - Victor
JANAP Tactical Voice Radio Call Sign - Long Lance
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (2, 3 July 1967 and 6 July 1967) - Navy Unit Commendation
Second Row - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (2) - Navy Battle "E" Ribbon - National Defense Service Medal
Third Row - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal - Vietnam Service Medal (9) - Southwest Asia Service Medal
Fourth Row - Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation (8) - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal - Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)

Austin Class Amphibious Transport Dock:
  • Laid down, 4 February 1963, at New York Naval Shipyard, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Launched, 27 June 1964
  • Commissioned USS Ogden (LPD-5), 16 June 1965, CAPT. Floyd M. Symons in command
  • During the Vietnam War USS Ogden (LPD-5) participated in the following campaigns:

    Vietnam War Campaigns
    Campaigns and Dates Campaigns and Dates
    Vietnam Counteroffensive
    28 February to 5 March 1966
    6 to 8 June 1966
    Vietnam Winter-Spring 1970
    16 to 26 December 1969
    8 to 13 January 1970
    26 to 30 January 1970
    30 March to 2 April 1970
    Vietnam Counteroffensive - Phase II
    17 March to 6 April 1967
    19 April to 28 May 1967
    Sanctuary Counteroffensive
    2 to 11 May 1970
    1 to 4 June 1970
    Vietnam Counteroffensive - Phase III
    10 June to 3 August 1967
    31 August to 3 September 1967
    Vietnam Counteroffensive - Phase VII
    29 September to 6 October 1970
    11 to 14 May 1971
    Vietnam Counteroffensive - Phase V
    23 to 26 August 1968
    31 August to 1 November 1968
    Vietnam Ceasefire
    28 October to 12 November 1972
    20 November to 6 December 1972
    8 to 20 January 1973
    27 to 28 January 1973
    22 February to 28 March 1973
    Vietnam Counteroffensive - Phase VI
    2 November to 8 December 1968
    28 December 1968 to 17 February 1969

  • Decommissioned, 21 February 2007 at Naval Station San Diego
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 21 February 2007
  • To be disposed of, laid up at NAVSEA Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility, Pearl Harbor , HI.
  • Final Disposition, disposed of as a target during a Sinkex off Hawaii, 10 July 2014
  • USS Ogden earned nine campaign stars for Vietnam War service
    Displacement 9,201 t.(lt) 16,914 t.(fl)
    Length 589'
    Beam 105'
    Draft 23 ft.
    Speed 21 kts.
    24 Officers
    396 Enlisted
    Troop Accommodations 900
    two 25 mm MK38 guns
    two Phalanx CIWS
    eight 50 cal. mgs.
    Well Deck Capacity one LCU or four LCM-8 or nine LCM-6 or 24 amphibious assault vehicles (AAV)
    Aircraft none, but telescopic hangar installed aboard. The hangar is not used to accommodate helicopters but on the flight deck there is space for up to six CH-46
    two Babcock & Wilcox 600 psi boilers
    two Steam Turbines
    two Shafts, 24,000 Shaft Horsepower

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    Ogden 94k USS Ogden (LPD-5) moored pierside at San Diego, February 1968 © Richard Leonhardt
    Ogden 501k USS Ogden (LPD-5) underway, circa 1965, location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the 1968-69 edition of "Jane's Fighting Ships".
    Robert Hurst
    Ogden 211k USS Ogden (LPD-5) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    Ogden 15k USS Ogden (LPD-5) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    Ogden 338k USS Ogden (LPD-5) underway, circa 1967, location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the 1968-69 edition of "Jane's Fighting Ships".
    Robert Hurst
    Ogden 123k USS Ogden (LPD-5) at anchor flooded down with stern gate open as two landing craft mechanized LSM(MK6)'s enter Ogden's well deck, circa 1968, location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Robert Hurst
    Ogden 319k USS Ogden (LPD-5) underway at Vancouver, B.C. in 1989. Chris Howell, Southland Ship Stores Limited, Port of Bluff, N.Z.
    Ogden 85k USS Ogden (LPD-5) underway, location unknown, circa 1990. Jack Treutle
    Boxer 74k USS Boxer (LHD-4) Amphibious Ready Group underway in 1997. From left to right USS Fort Fisher (LSD-40), USS Boxer (LHD-4) and USS Ogden (LPD-5). Robert M. Cieri
    Ogden 143k USS Ogden (LPD-5) moored pierside at the US Navy Weapons Station, Seal Beach, CA>, 27 June 2005. Jerry Search
    Ogden 916k USS Ogden (LPD-5) is assisted by the civilian harbor tug Kodiak King at Kodiak Island, Alaska as the ship arrives, 13 August 2005, for a port visit during the Alaska Shield/Northern Edge joint exercise. Alaska Shield/Northern Edge 2005 is the largest homeland defense/homeland security exercise ever conducted in Alaska. The exercise is the first opportunity within the state to exercise an integrated local, state and federal government response to a series of simulated emergencies including natural disasters, terrorist attacks and mass casualty scenarios.
    US Navy photo # 050813-N-0793G-025 Kodiak Island, Alaska (Aug. 13, 2005) by JO3 Chris Gethings.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Ogden 369k USS Ogden (LPD-5) leaves Naval Station, San Diego, CA., on 20 August 2003, to begin a regularly scheduled deployment. The 569-foot-long amphibious warfare ship is part of the first Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG-1). An ESG constitutes a new naval strike force designed to equip amphibious forces with added firepower and operational capabilities. The seven ships of ESG-1 include;
    USS Ogden (LPD-5),
    USS Peleliu (LHA-5),
    USS Jarrett (FFG-33),
    USS Germantown (LSD-42),
    USS Port Royal (CG-73),
    USS Decatur (DDG-73), and
    USS Greeneville (SSN-772).
    US Navy photo # 030822-N-9885M-008 by PH2 Alan D. Monyelle.
    Robert Hurst
    Ogden 173k USS Ogden (LPD-5) underway in Alaskan waters, 20 August 2005. Jack Treutle
    Ogden 69k USS Ogden (LPD-5) underway with her well open, but not flooded down, and Marine Corps RH-54 assault helicopter approaching, date and place unknown. Robert Hurst
    LCT-1632 97k LCU-1632 entering the well deck of USS Ogden (LPD-5), date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the Global Security web site.
    Ogden 87k Tugs guide USS Ogden (LPD-5) into her berth at NavSta San Diego, 16 August 2006. Ogden, part of Expeditionary Strike Group Three (ESG-3), returned to San Diego after successfully completing a sixth month deployment in support of the global war on terrorism and maritime security operations (MSO).
    US Navy photo # 060816-N-4021H-008M from Navy Newsstand, by MCSN Damien E. Horvath.
    Lee Wahler
    Ogden 16k Ex-USS Ogden (LPD-5) expended as a target during a Sinkex off the Hawaii Islands, 10 July 2014.
    US Navy photo.
    Ron Reeves

    For more photos and information about USS Ogden, see;
  • Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
  • LPD 5 Ogden
  • US Navy Fact File - Amphibious Transport Dock - LPD
  • Commanding Officers

  • Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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