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USNS Coronado (T-AGF-11)
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USS Coronado (AGF-11) (1980- 2005)
USS Coronado (LPD-11) (1970- 1980)

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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons



Secretary of the Navy Letter of Commendation
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Joint Meritorious Unit Award - Navy Unit Commendation
Second Row - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation - Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (3) - Navy Expeditionary Medal (1-Iran, 2-Libya)
Third Row - National Defense Service Medal - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (1-Persian Gulf) - Humanitarian Service Medal (1-Beirut Evacuation)


Cleveland Class Amphibious Transport Dock:
  • Laid down, 1 May 1965, at Lockheed Shipbuilding and Construction, Seattle, WA.
  • Launched, 1 July 1966
  • Commissioned, USS Coronado (LPD-11), 23 May 1970
  • Converted to Miscellaneous Command Ship (AGF-11) in August 1980
  • USS Coronado (AGF-11) was designated the command ship for the Commander, United States Third Fleet
  • Decommissioned, 25 February 2005, and assigned to the Military Sealift Command (MSC) as USNS Coronado (T-AGF-11)
    Navigation, deck, engineering, laundry and galley services provided by MSC civil service mariners. Navy commanding officer and Navy mission crew when fully operational
  • Placed in Reduced Operational Status (ROS 30 days) by MSC at San Diego
  • Placed out of reduced operational status, 30 September 2006
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 30 September 2006
  • Final Disposition, disposal of in support of Fleet training exercise off Guam, 12 September 2012
    Specifications:
    Displacement
    LPD 9,687 t.(lt) 17,425 t.(fl)
    AGF 9,559 t.(lt) 13,634 t.(fl)
    Length 570'
    Beam 100'
    Draft 23 ft.
    Speed 21 kts.
    Complement
    LPD 420
    USN AGF Crew
    30 Officers
    451 Enlisted
    USNS AGF Crew
    146 Civilian Mariners
    117 US Navy
    USNS ROS Crew
    21 Civilian Mariners
    25 Navy
    AGF Flag Staff Accommodations
    45 Officers
    90 Enlisted
    Troop Accommodations
    LPD 900
    Armament
    LPD
    four 3"/50 guns
    eight 50 cal. machine guns
    AGF
    two 5"/38 gun mounts
    two Phalanx (CIWS) 20mm Close-In Weapons Systems
    six .50 cal. machine guns.
    Aircraft space for up to six CH-46 Sea Knight Helicopters
    Main Propulsion Power Plant
    two Foster Wheeler 600 psi boilers
    two steam turbines
    two propellers, 24,000shp
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    USS Coronado (LPD-11)
    Coronado 52k USS Coronado (LPD-11) at sea, circa 1970 Bill Foss
    Coronado 51k USS Coronado (LPD-11) transporting USS Tucumcari (PGH-2) from Bremerton, WA. to Norfolk, VA. in August 1970. Bill Foss
    Coronado 31k A Marine Harrier AV-8A taking off from USS Coronado (LPD-11), date unknown Bill Foss
    Coronado 149k USS Coronado (LPD-11) at anchor in the Kithira Strait,, Mediterranean Sea, 25 June 1976, with her amphibious group. Photos taken from the Soviet DDG Krasny Krim.. Eugene Ivkin
    Coronado 584k
    Coronado 110k
    Coronado 785k
    Coronado 320k USS Coronado (LPD-11) moored at Genoa, Italy, 1 November 1976. Photo by Carlo Martinelli
    USS Coronado (AGF-11)
    Coronado 131k USS Coronado (AGF-11) at sea, date unknown
    US Navy photo
    Jerry Hays
    Coronado 117k USS Coronado (AGF-11) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    John Rutherford
    Coronado 29k USS Coronado (AGF-11) at sea, date unknown
    US Navy photo
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    Coronado 37k USS Coronado (AGF-11), at San Diego, October 1994 Photo by Dale C Haskin
    Coronado 48k USS Coronado (AGF-11) at Pearl Harbor, date unknown
    US Navy photo
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    Waxahachie 958k USS Coronado (AGF-11), Commander Third Fleet flagship, is assisted by the large harbor tugs Neodesha (YTB-815) and Waxahachie (YTB-814) as she departs Pearl Harbor during RIMPAC "98, 20 July 1998
    US Navy photo # 980720-N-2619S-002 by PH2 August Sigur
    Defense Visual Information Center
    Coronado 114k USS Coronado (AGF-11) underway off the coast of Hawaii during RIMPAC 98 exercise.
    US Navy photo # 980728-N-2619S-011 by PH2 August Sigur.
    Bill Gonyo
    Coronado 118k USS Coronado (AGF-11) underway off the coast of Hawaii during RIMPAC 98 exercise.
    US Navy photo # 980802-N-3612M-011 Pearl Harbor, 2 August 1998, by PH1 James G McCarter.
    Bill Gonyo
    Coronado 127k USS Coronado (AGF-11) at Seattle, WA., 4 August 1999.
    US Navy photo # 990804-N-6939
    Bill Gonyo.
    Coronado 59k USS Coronado (AGF-11) moored pierside at 6th Fleet Headquarters, Gaeta, Italy, date unknown. John Rutherford
    Coronado 2276k USS Coronado (AGF-11) moored pierside Naval Base Point Loma, San Diego, CA. during her decommissioning and transition to MSC ceremony, 25 February 2005. US Navy photo by Larry E. Crutchfield Lee Wahler and Bill Gonyo
    Coronado 147k The tug Muskegon (YTB-763) assists the USS Coronado (AGF-11) as she arrives at Fleet Activities base, Yokosuka, Japan, 24 March 2004.
    US Navy photo contributed the National Association of Fleet Tug Sailors by Ray Longaker.
    Robert Hurst
    Coronado 493k USS Coronado (AGF-11) moored pierside Naval Station San Diego, CA., July 2005. Photo by Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
    Coronado 163k Ex-USS Coronado (AGF-11) being towed out of Pearl Harbor by USNS Salvor (T-ARS-52), 17 August 2012, en route a SINKEX near Guam in early September.
    Photo courtesy of Woody Ross, Military Sealift Command Office Pearl Harbor Hawaii.
    Captain Wade Armstrong Pearl Harbor Pilots

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    Coronado
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    Coronado
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    There is no DANFS history currently available for USS Coronado (LPD-11 / AGF-11) at NavSource

    For more photos and information about USS Coronado, see;
  • USS Coronado (LPD-11 AGF-11) Association
  • Navy Fact File - Amphibious Transport Dock - LPD
  • USS Coronado Crew Site
  • Commanding Officers

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

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