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Vietnam War Campaigns
|Campaigns and Dates||Campaigns and Dates|
|Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase III
12 November 1967 to 5 January 1968
16 to 29 January 1968
|Vietnam Winter-Spring 1970
1 to 9 and 22 to 26 November 1969
30 January to 16 March 1968
26 March to 1 April 1968
8 to 11 July 1970
|Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase IV
2 April to 20 May 1968
|Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase VII
17 to 19 December 1970
27 to 28 December 1970
8 to 26 January 1971
3 February to 8 March 1971
22 to 24 April 1971
5 to 29 May 1969
5 to 8 June 1969
3 to 27 August 1972
11 September to 9 October 1972
28 October to 27 November 1972
20 to 22 December 1972
28 December 1972 to 7 January 1973
22 to 27 January 1973
27 February to 28 March 1973
|Vietnam Summer-Fall 1969
9 June to 22 July 1969
10 August to 16 September 1969
27 September to 2 October 1969
12 to 23 October 1969
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|416k||Cleveland (LPD-7) under construction circa 1963-66, at Ingalls Shipbuilding Pascagoula, MS.||Dale Hargrave|
|88k||USS Cleveland (LPD-7) under way, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo
|111k||USS Cleveland (LPD-7) under way in 1967, location unknown.
US Navy photo by PHCM L. P. Bodine.
|70k||USS Cleveland (LPD-7), departing San Diego, date unknown.
US Navy photo
|85k||USS Cleveland (LPD-7), at Hong Kong, in 1969, with a partial view of USS Catskill (MCS-1) at left.||Photo by Larry Lee|
|53k||USS Cleveland (LPD-7) at anchor, in 1969, location unknown. Note UH-34 Seahorse and UH-1 Iroquois helicopters on her
flight deck and LCU-1499 about to enter Cleveland's well deck.
US Navy photo, PH3 Henry Greer
|100k||USS Cleveland (LPD-7) under way off the coast of Port
Hueneme, CA., in support of search and recovery operations for Alaska Airlines Flight 261.
US Navy photo # 000203-N-1523C-002 . Photo by PHCS Terry Cosgrove.
|24k||USS Cleveland (LPD-7) entering San Diego,
harbor in Sept 2002.
© Purcell 02 Photo by Ramón Purcell
|Copies of this photo available from Ramón Purcell|
|42k||USS Cleveland (LPD-7) departing San Diego, outbound to sea loaded with US Marines and AH-1W " Super Cobra" attack helicopters in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, 17 January 2003.
US Navy photo # 1-030117-N-2069B-011 from the Navy Newsstand web site.
|Bernard A. Cardali|
|4166k||Amphibious Task Force-West (ATF-West), comprised of;
USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6),
USS Boxer (LHD-4),
USS Dubuque (LPD-8),
USS Comstock (LSD-45),
USS Anchorage (LSD-36),
USS Pearl Harbor (LSD-52), and
USS Cleveland (LPD-7),
steam in formation with Military Sealift Command (MSC) oiler USNS Guadalupe (T-AO-200). ATF-West deployed from San Diego January 17, transporting Marines and their gear to Kuwait for further deployment into Iraq.US Navy photo # 030524-N-1352S-006 Arabian Gulf (May 24, 2003) by PH2 Jennifer Swader.
|Robert M. Cieri|
|70k||USS Cleveland (LPD-7) moored at San Francisco, along the Embarcadero during Fleet Week 2003, 11 October 2003||Roy Thomas|
|124k||USS Cleveland (LPD-7) under way, date and location unknown.||Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.|
|99k||USS Cleveland (LPD-7) departing San Diego, CA., date unknown.||Wendell Royce McLaughlin Jr.|
|94k||USS Cleveland (LPD-7) under way, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo.
|51k||USS Cleveland (LPD-7) under way, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo.
|438k||A mobile security detachment boat escorts USS Cleveland (LPD 7) away from the pier following her involvement in the 57th annual Seattle Seafair, 7 August 2006. Seafair is Seattle's month-long traditional summer festival, which includes parades, amateur athletics, air shows and boat racing.
US Navy photo # 060807-N-0763C-004 Seattle, Wash. (Aug. 7, 2006) by MC3 Tara Cornett.
|371k||USS Cleveland (LPD-7) transits through Puget Sound during Seattle Seafair 2007 on 1 August 2007.
US Navy photo # 070801-N-3390M-002 SEATTLE (Aug. 1, 2007) by MC2 Douglas G. Morrison.
|1943k||USS Cleveland (LPD-7) moored pierside at Naval Station San Diego, CA., August 2007. Across the pier is USS Germantown (LSD-42)||Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.|
|1981k||USS Cleveland (LPD-7) (left) and USS Germantown (LSD-42) moored pierside at Naval Station San Diego, CA., August 2007.||Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.|
|737k||Indian Ocean, 18 December 2007. CAPT. Billy Hart, USS Cleveland (LPD-7)'s commanding officer, presents a plaque to Brigadier General Moosa Ali Jaleel, Commanding General of Maldives National Defense Force's Quick Reaction Force. Marines from the Combined Logistics Battalion (CLB 11) and Cleveland's medical personnel are participating in Coconut Grove, an exercise to enhance capabilities and interoperability between US forces and MNDF. Cleveland, embarked with Marines from CLB 11, is currently assigned to the Tarawa Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) and is on a scheduled deployment to the 5th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility.
US Navy photo by MC1(AW) Grant P. Ammon.
|2064k||USS Cleveland (LPD-7) arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to support Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2010 exercises. RIMPAC is a biennial, multinational exercise designed to strengthen regional partnerships and improve multinational interoperability.
US Navy photo # 100624-N-6854D-136 PEARL HARBOR (June 24, 2010) by MC2 Jon Dasbach.
|115k||The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), left, the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD-6) and USS Cleveland LPD-7), 28 June 2010, pierside at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to support Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2010 exercises. Royal Australian Navy photo by ABIS James McDougall (# 100628-O-8247M-134).||Robert Hurst|
|1498k||USS Cleveland (LPD-7) returns to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after participating in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2010 exercises.
US Navy photo # 100730-N-6854D-076 PEARL HARBOR (July 30, 2010) by MC2 Jon Dasbach.
|537k||USS Cleveland (LPD-7) departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after a scheduled port visit. Cleveland is the flagship for Pacific Partnership 2011, which will visit five island nations this summer: Tonga, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste, and the Federated States of Micronesia. Pacific Partnership 2011 is a humanitarian assistance initiative, which promotes cooperation throughout the Pacific.
US Navy photo # 110405-N-VM928-016 PEARL HARBOR (April 5, 2011) by MC2 Robert Stirrup.
|327k|| U.S. Coast Guard cutter USCGC Jarvis (WHEC-725), front, USS Cleveland (LPD-7) and
LCU-1665 head toward the Kingdom of Tonga to begin the first phase of Pacific
Partnership, 13 April 2011. Pacific Partnership is a five-month humanitarian assistance initiative that will make port visits to Tonga, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea,
Timor-Leste, and the Federated States of Micronesia.
US Air Force photo # 110413-F-HS649-046 by Tech. Sgt. Tony Tolley.
|1512k||USS Cleveland (LPD-7) transits toward the Kingdom of Tonga to begin the first phase of Pacific Partnership 2011.
US Air Force photo #s. 110413-F-HS649-736 PACIFIC OCEAN (April 13, 2011) and 110413-F-HS649-799 PACIFIC OCEAN (April 13, 2011) by TSGT Tony Tolley.
|1899k||USS Cleveland (LPD-7) pulls out of Tonga after completing the first mission of Pacific Partnership 2011.
US Navy photo # 110423-N-BC134-366 PACIFIC OCEAN (April 23, 2011) by MCSN John Grandin.
|353k||Naval Air Crewman 2nd Class Bowen Derik attached to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 23 (HSC-23) "Wild Cards" watches USS Cleveland (LPD-7) as she pulls out of Tonga, 23 April 2011, after completing the first mission of Pacific Partnership 2011. Pacific Partnership is a five-month humanitarian assistance initiative that will make port visits to Tonga, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste, and the Federated States of Micronesia.
US Navy photo # 110423-N-BC134-321 PACIFIC OCEAN (April 23, 2011) by MCSN John Grandin.
|193k||LCU-1665 inside the covered well deck of USS Cleveland (LPD-7). Image was taken at Lae, Papua New Guinea, 26 May 2011, during Pacific Partnership 2011 (PP11) is an annual Humanitarian Civic Assistance (HCA) program sponsored by the Commander US Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT). The deployment aims to strengthen alliances and promote multilateral security cooperation. Photo Kristopher Radder.||Robert Hurst|
|260k||USS Cleveland (LPD-7) leads the Royal New Zealand Navy multi-role vessel
HMNZS Canterbury (L421), a French military Puma helicopter, Landing Craft Utility
LCU-1665, and the Royal Australian Navy landing craft heavy
HMAS Balikpapan (L-126) and
HMAS Betano (L-133) during a transit of Segond Channel. Cleveland is participating in Pacific Partnership 2011, a five-month humanitarian assistance initiative that will visit Tonga, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Timor Leste, and the Federated States of Micronesia.
US Navy photo # 110509-N-KB563-512 ESPIRITU SANTO, Vanuatu (May 9, 2011) by MC2 Michael Russell.
|756k||USS Cleveland (LPD-7) transits the Pacific Ocean during Pacific Partnership 2011.
US Navy photo # 110510-N-BC134-341 PACIFIC OCEAN (May 10, 2011) by MCSN John Grandin.
|1734k||USS Cleveland (LPD-7) at Timor Leste for Pacific Partnership 2011.
US Navy photo # 110616-N-YM863-767 TIMOR LESTE (June 16, 2011) by MC1 Eli J. Medellin.
|734k||An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter departs USS Cleveland (LPD-7). Cleveland is the flagship for Pacific Partnership 2011, which will visit the islands of Tonga, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste and the Federated States of Micronesia.
US Navy photo # 110624-O-ZZ999-010 DILI, Timor-Leste (June 24, 2011) by Kristopher Radder.
|916k||USS Cleveland (LPD-7) departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on her final deployment. Cleveland recently participated in Pacific Partnership 2011 and is scheduled to be decommissioned later this year, following 44 years of service.
US Navy photo # 110727-N-XD424-369 PEARL HARBOR (July 27, 2011) by MCSN Dustin W. Sisco.
|2190k||USS Cleveland (LPD-7) returns to San Diego after a five-month deployment as part of the Pacific Partnership 2011 humanitarian mission.
US Navy photo # 110804-N-KS651-097 SAN DIEGO (Aug. 4, 2011) by MC2 Jason Behnke..
|160k||CDR. Christopher J. Kipp, commanding officer of USS Cleveland (LPD-7), gives a final salute during the decommissioning ceremony for Cleveland at Naval Base San Diego. Cleveland was decommissioned after 44 years of Naval service.
US Navy photo # 110930-N-UM054-167 SAN DIEGO (Sept. 30, 2011) by EMFN Yasmine Muhammad
|01||CAPT. Hogsed, Robert Addington||21 April 1967 - 31 July 1968|
|02||CAPT. Linder, Isham Wiseman, USN (USNA 1947) :RADM||31 July 1968 - 3 November 1969|
|03||CAPT. Merrick, John Leighton||3 November 1969 - 2 October 1970|
|04||CAPT. Dewenter Jr., John R.||2 October 1970 - 18 August 1971|
|05||CAPT. Beck Jr., William||18 August 1971 - 4 December 1972|
|06||CAPT. Kirksey Jr., Robert Edward :VADM||4 December 1972 - 11 October 1973|
|07||CAPT. Zoehrer, Herbert Alfred, USN (USNA 1951)||11 October 1973 - 2 May 1975|
|08||CAPT. Ridge, James J.||2 May 1975 - 19 August 1977|
|09||CAPT. Cavicke, Richard J.||19 August 1977 - 14 December 1978|
|10||CAPT. Kinney, Charles Herbert||14 December 1978 - 18 July 1980|
|11||CAPT. Siegel, Kent Rodney||18 July 1980 - 22 December 1981|
|12||CAPT. McPherson, Roger Bering||22 December 1981 - 2 December 1983|
|13||CAPT. Bacon III, Barton Elijah||2 December 1983 - 7 December 1985|
|14||CAPT. Byers, John Arthur||7 December 1985 - 23 January 1988|
|15||CAPT. Cloward, Richard S.||23 January 1988 - 5 January 1990|
|16||CAPT. Hopson, Thomas E.||5 January 1990 - 18 March 1992|
|17||CAPT. Galdorisi, George Victor, USN (USNA 1970)||18 March 1992 - 12 July 1993|
|18||CAPT. Fellin, Tom Steven, :RADM||12 July 1993 - 20 January 1995|
|19||CAPT. Nelms, Larry Wayne||20 January 1995 - 8 November 1996|
|20||CAPT. Marsh, Willie Clyde, :RADM||8 November 1996 - 3 August 1998|
|21||CAPT. Winnefeld Jr., James Alexander (Sandy), USN :ADM||3 August 1998 - 16 December 1999|
|22||CAPT. Brinkley, Ronald Waverly||16 December 1999 - 29 May 2001|
|23||CAPT. Rice, Lawrence Scott (Larry), USN (USNA 1979) :RADM||29 May 2001 - 15 November 2002|
|24||CAPT. Brown, Robert Walter||15 November 2002 - 11 August 2004|
|25||CAPT. Chase, Michael Bertram (Goose)||11 August 2004 - 27 January 2006|
|26||CAPT. McCulloch, Francis Regier (Frank)||27 January 2006 - 14 August 2007|
|27||CAPT. Hart, William Joseph (Billy), USN (USNA 1983)||14 August 2007 - 26 March 2009|
|28||CAPT. Couch, Kevin Joseph (Bud)||26 March 2009 - 12 July 2010|
|29||CAPT. Roth, S. Robert||12 July 2010 - 4 August 2011|
|30||CDR. Kipp, Christopher Jon, CDR||4 August 2011 - 30 September 2011|
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