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USS Shreveport (LPD-12)

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Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Navy Unit Commendation (4) - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (2)
Second Row - Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (6) - Navy Expeditionary Medal (2- Lebanon) - National Defense Service Medal
Third Row - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (2) - Southwest Asia Service Medal - Armed Forces Service Medal
Fourth Row - Humanitarian Service Medal (Op. Intensive Look) - Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait) - Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia)


Austin Class Amphibious Transport Dock:
  • Laid down, 27 December 1965, at Lockheed Shipbuilding Corp, Seattle, WA.
  • Launched, 22 October 1966
  • Commissioned USS Shreveport (LPD-12), 12 December 1970, CAPT. Pehr H. Pehrsson USN in command
  • Shreveport is assigned to Amphibious Group Two, Naval Surface Forces Atlantic, and is homeported at Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, VA.
  • Decommissioned and struck from the Naval Register, 26 September 2007, at Naval Station Norfolk, VA.
  • Current Disposition, laid up at NAVSEA Inactive Ships Philadelphia, PA. awaiting disposal
    Specifications:
    Displacement 9,734 t.(lt) 17,326 t.(fl)
    Length 570'
    Beam 100'
    Draft 23 ft.
    Speed 21 kts.
    Complement
    24 Officers
    400 Enlisted
    Flag Staff Complement 90
    Troop Capacity 840
    Boats, Assault Craft
    (well deck capacity) 1 LCU or 1 LCAC, or 2 LCM-8 or 4 LCM-6
    (ships boats) 2 LCPL, 1 motor whaleboat
    Armament
    two 25 mm MK38 chain guns
    two Phalanx CIWS
    eight 50 cal. machine guns
    Aircraft
    two CH-46/CH-53 or four UH-1/AH-1, or two AV-8B Harriers
    Propulsion
    two Foster-Wheeler boilers
    two DeLaval steam turbines
    two propeller shafts, 24,000 SHP

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    Shreveport 118k USS Shreveport (LPD-12) steering mishap, 23 February 1972, during a practice UNREP off Panama, just prior to a collision with USS Nashville (LPD-13). Photo by Keith Weitek MMCS(SS) USN Ret.
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    Shreveport 129k
    Shreveport 811k USS Shreveport (LPD-12) at anchor in the Kithira Strait, Mediterranean Sea, 30 September 1975, with her amphibious group after completion of exercise " Deep Express 75". Photo taken from the Soviet DDG Krasny Krim. Note Avgo Island, Greece in the background. Eugene Ivkin
    Shreveport 87k USS Shreveport (LPD-12) moored at Barcelona, Spain, 26 December 1979. Note that two of her original four twin 3"/50 gun mounts had been removed, along with the Mk.56 and Mk.63 gunfire control systems, but she had not yet received Phalanx. Also noticeable, and clearly visible, is the additional bridge level -- Shreveport is one of the seven Austin-class LPDs configured as flagships. Photo by Fabio Peņa
    Shreveport 62k USS Shreveport (LPD-12), at Barcelona, Spain, 26 December 1979. Photo by Fabio Peņa
    Shreveport 87k USS Shreveport (LPD-12) underway, date and location unknown.
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    Robert Hurst
    Shreveport 30k USS Shreveport (LPD-12) underway, date and location unknown.
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    Shreveport 22k USS Shreveport (LPD-12) underway, date and location unknown.
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    Shreveport 40k USS Shreveport (LPD-12) underway, date and location unknown.
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    Shreveport 36k USS Shreveport (LPD-12) underway, date and location unknown.
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    Shreveport 86k USS Shreveport (LPD-12) underway in Hampton Roads, summer 1987.
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    Adam Robison USS Shreveport
    Shreveport 73k USS Shreveport (LPD-12) moored at Marseille, France, 14 February 1988. Photo by Philippe Gonzales
    Shreveport 87k USS Shreveport (LPD-12) in port , Palma Spain, Christmas 1991 Scott Hiorns BT1 (SW) USN, USS Shreveport 1991-94
    Shreveport 89k USS Shreveport (LPD-12) conducting flight ops off the coast of Sicily, 1991 Scott Hiorns BT1 (SW) USN, USS Shreveport 1991-94
    Shreveport 57k USS Shreveport (LPD-12), lighting fires in #2 fireroom, are BT1(SW) Hiorns (BTOW), MMC Shevikovan (left background) and LTjg R Scott Bonney (background). Scott Hiorns BT1 (SW) USN, USS Shreveport 1991-94
    Shreveport 95k USS Shreveport (LPD-12) at sea, Mediterranean sunset, 1991 Scott Hiorns BT1 (SW) USN, USS Shreveport 1991-94
    Shreveport 68k USS Shreveport (LPD-12) moored pierside Palma de Mallorca, Christmas 1991. Pedro Vidal Terrasa
    Shreveport 42k USS Shreveport (LPD-12) underway in Suez Canal, taken from signal bridge while transiting the canal, spring 1994 Photo by Adam Robison USS Shreveport
    Shreveport 939k USS Shreveport (LPD-12) mooed pierside at Genoa, Italy, 24 December 1997. Photo by Carlo Martinelli
    Shreveport 391k USS Shreveport (LPD-12) arriving at Genoa, Italy, 23 December 1997. Photo by Carlo Martinelli
    Shreveport 1186k USS Shreveport (LPD-12) mooed pierside at Genoa, Italy, 26 December 1997. Photo by Carlo Martinelli
    Shreveport 74k USS Shreveport (LPD-12) moored pierside at Pier 2, NOB Norfolk, VA., date unknown Photo Steven J. Essex
    Shreveport 60k USS Shreveport (LPD-12) entering Grand Harbour, Valletta, Malta, December 1999. Robert Hurst
    Shreveport 41k USS Shreveport (LPD-12) underway in the Bab El Mendeb, 12 March 2002. Photo by Lt. Steve Dundas, CHC USNR USS Hue City
    Shreveport 69k USS Shreveport (LPD-12) arrives in Ash Shuaybah, Kuwait, 8 August 2004, joining Wasp (LHD 1) to backload Marines and cargo attached to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Special Operations Capable. Wasp, Shreveport, and the 22nd MEU have been deployed since February as part of Expeditionary Strike Group Two (ESG-2) operating in the 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 040808-N-6380E-007 by PH3 Teresa J. Ellison.
    Jack Treutle
    Shreveport 67k USS Shreveport (LPD-12) entering Grand Harbour, Valletta, Malta, 24 August 2004. Robert Hurst
    Shreveport 83k USS Shreveport (LPD-12) departs Naval Station Norfolk, 4 January 2007 as part of the Bataan Expeditionary Strike group (ESG), which is deploying in support of the ongoing rotation of forward-deployed forces.
    US Navy photo # 070104-N-1713L-032 NORFOLK, Va (January 4 2007) by MC2 Lolita Lewis.
    Lee Wahler
    Shreveport 379k USS Shreveport (LPD-12) departs Naval Station Norfolk, 4 January 2007. Shreveport is part of the Bataan Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) which is underway conducting maritime security operations in support of the ongoing rotation of forward-deployed forces..
    US Navy photo # 070104-N-1831S-031 Norfolk, Va. (Jan. 4, 2007) by MCSN Ash Severe.
    Douglas Brown
    Shreveport 791k USS Shreveport (LPD-12) arrives in Souda Bay, 25 January 2007, for a scheduled port visit. Shreveport is part of the Bataan Expeditionary Strike Group on deployment in support of maritime security operations in both the 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 070125-N-0780F-003 Souda Bay, Crete, Greece (Jan. 25, 2007) by Mr. Paul Farley.
    Douglas Brown
    Shreveport 203k USS Shreveport (LPD-12) arrives back at her homeport, Naval Station Norfolk, 3 July 2007,after a six-month deployment as part of Bataan Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG). The ESG supported maritime operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation.
    US Navy photo # 070703-N-5330L-007 NORFOLK, Va. (July 3, 2007) by MC3 Joshua T. Rodriguez.
    Douglas Brown
    Shreveport 661k USS Shreveport (LPD-12) arrives back at her homeport, Naval Station Norfolk, 3 July 2007,after a six-month deployment as part of Bataan Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG).
    US Navy photo # 070703-N-6403R-014 NORFOLK, Va. (July 3, 2007) by MC3 Joshua T. Rodriguez.
    Douglas Brown
    Shreveport 1276k The Marine color guard parades the colors during the decommissioning ceremony for USS Shreveport (LPD-12) at Naval Station Norfolk, VA., 26 September 2007.
    US Navy photo # 070926-N-8907D-016 NORFOLK, Va. (Sept. 26, 2007), by MCSN David Danals.
    Lee Wahler
    Shreveport 192k USS Shreveport (LPD-12)'s crew leaves the ship for the last time during her decommissioning ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, VA., 26 September 2007.
    US Navy photo from "Navy Times" on line.
    Lee Wahler
    Shreveport 152k Starboard bow view USS Shreveport (LPD-12) at Naval Station Norfolk, VA., 26 September 2007, ready for her decommissioning ceremony. Lars Wallis USS Shreveport
    Shreveport 72k Starboard bow view USS Shreveport (LPD-12) at Naval Station Norfolk, VA., 26 September 2007, ready for her decommissioning ceremony. Lars Wallis USS Shreveport
    Shreveport 67k Starboard side view USS Shreveport (LPD-12) at Naval Station Norfolk, VA., 26 September 2007, ready for her decommissioning ceremony. Lars Wallis USS Shreveport
    Shreveport 49k Port bow view USS Shreveport (LPD-12) at Naval Station Norfolk, VA., soon after her decommissioning on 26 September 2007 Lars Wallis USS Shreveport
    Shreveport 123k Bow on view USS Shreveport (LPD-12) at Naval Station Norfolk, VA., soon after her decommissioning on 26 September 2007 Lars Wallis USS Shreveport
    Shreveport 95k View of the stern gate of ex-USS Shreveport (LPD-12) while moored at the Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility, Philadelphia, PA., 10 December 2010. Ron Reeves

    USS Shreveport (LPD-12) Commissioning Ceremony Program
    Contributed by Ron Reeves
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    For more photos and information about USS Shreveport, see;
  • Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
  • Command History/Operations Reports
  • Shreveport (LPD-12)
  • Navy Fact File - Amphibious Transport Dock - LPD
  • Shreveport Decommissioning Photo Collection
  • Commanding Officers

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

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