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USS San Antonio (LPD-17)


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November - Sierra - Alpha - Tango
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San Antonio Class Amphibious Transport Dock:
  • Laid down, 9 December 2000, at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, Avondale Operations, New Orleans, LA.
  • Launched, 12 July 2003
  • Delivered, 20 July 2005
  • Commissioned USS San Antonio (LPD-17) January 14, 2006at Naval Station Ingleside, TX.
  • USS San Antonio is homeported at Norfolk, VA.
    Specifications:
    Displacement 25,000 t.(fl)
    Length 684'
    Beam 105'
    Draft 23 ft.
    Speed 22 kts.
    Complement
    33 Officers
    411 Enlisted
    Troop Accommodations
    66 Officers
    625 Enlisted
    Flag Staff Accommodations 84
    Mission Systems
    Vehicles/Cargo (Net): Three Vehicle Decks (2323 sq m)
    Two Cargo/Ammo Magazines (708 cu m)
    Cargo Fuel, JP-5 (1190 cu m) , MOGAS (38 cu m)
    Two LCACs
    Medical
    Two Operating Rooms
    24 Person Hospital Ward
    100 Casualty Overflow Capacity:
    Aviation Facilities
    Hangar - "O" Level, Maintenance Facilities for; One CH-53E, or Two CH-46s, or One MV-22, or Three UH/AH-1s
    Landing - Two CH-53s, or Four AH/UH-1s, or Four CH-46s, or Two MV-22s, or One AV-8B Harrier:
    Main Propulsion
    4 - Medium Speed Turbocharged Marine Diesels
    2 - Shafts
    2 - Single Reversing Reduction Gears
    2 - Inboard Rotating (top) Fixed Pitch Propellers
    Electric Plant
    5 - 2500 KW Ship Service Marine Diesel Generators
    5 - Main Ship Service 60 Hz SWBS
    3 - Ship Service 400 Hz SWBS
    3 - 60 to 400 Hz solid State Frequency changers
    Zonal 60 Hz Power distribution system
    Advanced Degaussing System
    Auxiliaries
    7 - 700 KW Non-CFC Air conditioning Plants
    5 - 12000 GPD Reverse Osmosis Desalination Plants
    10 - 1000 GPM Navy Standard Firepumps
    2 - HP Air Compressors
    3 - LP Air Compressors
    3 - Deballast Air Compressors
    Navigation
    Digital Flux Gate Magnetic Compass
    AN/WSN-7(V)1 Inertial Navigation System
    AN/WQN-2 Doppler Sonar Velocity Log System
    AN/UQN-4A Sonar Sounding Set, Dead Reckoning System
    Navigation Telex System
    AN/SSN-6 NAVSSI
    Armament
    1 - MK 41, 16 Cell VLS, (Space & Weight)
    2 - MK 31 Mod 0 RAM Launchers
    2 - MK 46 Mod 1 30mm Machine Guns
    2 - MK 26 Mod 17 .50 Cal Machine Guns
    Command & Control
    AN/SPQ-12(V) Radar Display Dist. Distribution System
    MK 2 SSDS
    AN/USQ-119C(V)27 JMCIS
    AN/KSQ-1 Amphibious Assault Direction System
    MK 91, 2 Channel MFCS
    AN/USG-2 CEC
    Radar Systems
    AN/SPS-48E
    AN/SPQ-9B
    AN/SPS-73
    EW & Decoy Systems
    AN/SLQ-25A NIXIE
    AN/SLQ-32Q(V)2
    MK 36 SRBOC
    MK 53 / NULKA

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    San Antonio 132k San Antonio (LPD-17) under construction on her building ways at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, Avondale, LA.
    US Navy photo # 020830-N-9999T-001 by Spike Thibodeaux, dated 30 August 2002.
    Fabio Peña
    San Antonio 138k San Antonio (LPD-17) under construction on her building ways at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, Avondale, LA.
    US Navy photo # 020830-N-9999T-002 by Spike Thibodeaux, dated 30 August 2002.
    Fabio Peña
    San Antonio 483k San Antonio (LPD-17) under construction on her building ways at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, Avondale, LA.
    US Navy photo # 030213-N-0000N-002 New Orleans, La. (Feb. 13, 2003).
    Robert M. Cieri
    San Antonio 71k San Antonio (LPD-17) pre-commissioning, 19 July 2003 at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, Avondale, LA. Timothy McCoy
    San Antonio 69k San Antonio (LPD-17) being towed from Avondale Shipyard New Orleans to NGSS Pascagoula, MS., 23 October 2004 Ed Izzi
    San Antonio 66k San Antonio (LPD-17) being towed from Avondale Shipyard New Orleans to NGSS Pascagoula, MS., 23 October 2004 Ed Izzi
    San Antonio 74k San Antonio (LPD-17) being towed from Avondale Shipyard New Orleans to NGSS Pascagoula, MS., 23 October 2004. Ed Izzi
    San Antonio 94k San Antonio (LPD-17) underway in the Gulf of Mexico for the first time during her initial at-sea testing. San Antonio returned to Northrop Grumman Ship Systems Pascagoula shipyard, 3 May 2005 for resumption of dockside pre-delivery testing and crew training. Photo courtesy of Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, photo # 050429-O-0000X-001. Bill Gonyo
    San Antonio 34k San Antonio (LPD-17) arrives at her new homeport, Naval Station Norfolk, VA., December 12 2005. San Antonio stayed at Norfolk for the 2005 holidays and then sailed to Ingleside, TX. for her commissioning ceremony, January 14, 2006.
    US Navy photo # 051212-N-6639M-001.
    Tony Cowart
    San Antonio 48k San Antonio (LPD-17) sailors man the rail as the ship arrives at her new homeport, Naval Station Norfolk, VA., December 12 2005.
    US Navy photo # 051212-N-6639M-003.
    Tony Cowart
    San Antonio 47k San Antonio (LPD-17) arrives at her new homeport, Naval Station Norfolk, VA., December 12 2005, as line handlers stand by to secure the ship to the pier.
    US Navy photo # 051212-N-2736O-058.
    Tony Cowart
    San Antonio 46k Sailors assigned to USS San Antonio (LPD 17) man the ship, 14 January 2006, officially bringing her to life, during her commissioning ceremony held on board Naval Station Ingleside. Under Navy tradition, Sailors charge aboard the ship, and man the rails signifying ownership.
    US Navy photo # 060114-N-0191T-201.
    Tony Cowart
    San Antonio 48k Sailors assigned to USS San Antonio (LPD 17) man the ship, officially bringing her to life, during her commissioning ceremony held on board Naval Station Ingleside, 14 January 2006.
    US Navy photo # 060114-N-0191T-223.
    Tony Cowart
    San Antonio 48k Sailors assigned to USS San Antonio (LPD 17) enjoy a rare honor, and receive the oath of enlistment by the 41st President of the United States, the Honorable George H.W. Bush, following the ship’s commissioning ceremony held on board Naval Station Ingleside, 14 January 2006.
    US Navy photo # 060114-N-0191T-250.
    Tony Cowart
    San Antonio 58k USS San Antonio (LPD 17) gets assistance from a tugboat as she prepares to moor at her new homeport of Naval Station Norfolk, VA., 25 January 2006 As the first in her class, San Antonio represents a key element of the Navy’s sea base transformation. The San Antonio-class will functionally replace over 41 ships (LPD 4, LSD 36, LKA 113 and LST 1179 classes of amphibious ships) providing the Navy and Marine Corps with modern sea-based platforms.
    US Navy photo # 060125-N-2456T-9005, by PHAA John Suits.
    Jack Treutle
    San Antonio 49k USS San Antonio (LPD-17) gets assistance from a tugboat as she prepares to moor at her new homeport of Naval Station Norfolk, VA, 25 January 2006.
    US Navy photo # 060125-N-2456S-017 by PHAA John Suits.
    US Navy Newsstand
    San Antonio 245k Port bow view of USS San Antonio (LPD-17) moored at Naval Station Norfolk, VA., the week of 7 December 2007 Photo by Wendell Royce McLaughlin Jr.
    San Antonio 197k Port broadside view of USS San Antonio (LPD-17) moored at Naval Station Norfolk, VA., the week of 7 December 2007 Photo by Wendell Royce McLaughlin Jr.
    San Antonio 4872k CH-46E Sea Knight helicopters, assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 264 (Reinforced), 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, land on the flight deck of USS San Antonio (LPD-17), 9 March 2008.
    US Marine Corps photo # 080309-M-1152R-260 ATLANTIC OCEAN (March 9, 2008) by Cpl. Aaron J. Rock.
    Robert M. Cieri
    San Antonio 1486k USS San Antonio (LPD-17) conducts passenger transfer with the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD-50) during the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) composite unit training exercise (COMPTUEX). COMPTUEX provides a realistic training environment to ensure the strike group is capable and ready for its upcoming scheduled deployment.
    US Navy photo # 080715-N-3392P-114 ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 15, 2008) by MC3 Katrina Parker.
    Robert M. Cieri
    San Antonio 563k Sailors and Marines aboard USS San Antonio (LPD-17) man the rails for the ship's departure for her maiden deployment, 28 August 2008. San Antonio is part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group en route to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility supporting maritime security operations.
    US Navy photo # 080828-N-6423H-022 NORFOLK, Va. (Aug. 28, 2008) by MC1 Erik Hoffmann
    Robert M. Cieri
    San Antonio 395k USS San Antonio (LPD-17) outbound to sea from Norfolk, VA., 28 August 2008 as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group (IWO ESG) supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 080828-N-9985W-039 NORFOLK, Va. (Aug. 28. 2008) by MCSN Tyler J. Wilson.
    Robert M. Cieri
    San Antonio 1874k USS San Antonio (LPD-17) transits the Atlantic Ocean, 3 September 2008. San Antonio is deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group, which is supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. Navy's 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 080903-N-1082Z-019 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 3, 2008) by MC2 Jason R. Zalasky.
    Robert M. Cieri
    San Antonio 1925k USS San Antonio (LPD-17) steams though the Atlantic Ocean, 3 September 2008. San Antonio is deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group, which is supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. Navy's 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 080903-N-3392P-161 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 3, 2008) by MC2 Katrina Parker.
    Robert M. Cieri
    San Antonio 2319k USS San Antonio (LPD-17) transits the Atlantic Ocean, 6 September 2008. San Antonio is deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group, which is supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. Navy's 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 080906-N-1082Z-245 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 6, 2008) by MC2 Jason R. Zalasky.
    Robert M. Cieri
    San Antonio 1598k USS San Antonio (LPD-17) transits the Atlantic Ocean, 6 September 2008. San Antonio is deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group, which is supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. Navy's 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 080906-N-3392P-290 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 6, 2008) by MC2 Katrina Parker.
    Robert M. Cieri
    San Antonio 2125k USS San Antonio (LPD-17), the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD-50), and the guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG-80) transit the Atlantic Ocean, 6 September3 2008. San Antonio, Carter Hall and Roosevelt are deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group, which is supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. Navy's 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 080906-N-1082Z-295 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 6, 2008) by MC2 Jason R. Zalasky.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Carter Hall 1820k USS Carter Hall (LSD-50) and USS San Antonio (LPD-17) transit the Atlantic Ocean. Carter Hall and San Antonio are deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group, 6 September 2008, which is supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. Navy's 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility
    US Navy photo 080906-N-1082Z-055 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 6, 2008)< by MC2 Jason R. Zalasky.
    Robert M. Cieri
    San Antonio 1697k USS San Antonio (LPD-17) steams through the Mediterranean Sea. San Antonio is deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility. .
    US Navy photo # 080922-N-3392P-019 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Sept. 22, 2008) by MC2 Katrina Parker.
    Robert M. Cieri
    San Antonio 1779k An aerial port view of USS San Antonio (LPD-17) as she transits the Persian Gulf. San Antonio is deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 081025-N-5681S-139 PERSIAN GULF (Oct. 25, 2008) by MC3 Michael Starkey.
    Robert M. Cieri
    San Antonio 1975k USS San Antonio (LPD-17) conducts an underway replenishment with USNS Laramie (T-AO-203). San Antonio is deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility..
    US Navy photo # 081213-N-9134P-004 PERSIAN GULF (Dec. 13, 2008) by MC2 Katrina Parker.
    Douglas Brown and Lee Wahler
    San Antonio 627k USS San Antonio (LPD-17) conducts an underway replenishment with USNS Lewis & Clark (T-AKE-1). San Antonio is deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 090107-N-6764G-106 PERSIAN GULF (Jan. 7, 2009) by MC3 Brian Goodwin.
    Douglas Brown
    San Antonio 1636k An HH-60H Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the "Tridents" of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS-3) takes off from USS San Antonio (LPD-17) during a vertical replenishment with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199). San Antonio is the flagship of Combined Task Force 151, a multinational task force established to conduct counter-piracy operations in and around the Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean and the Red Sea.
    US Navy photo # 090117-N-7918H-052 GULF OF ADEN (Jan. 17, 2009) by MC3 John K. Hamilton.
    Robert M. Cieri
    San Antonio 1693k USS San Antonio (LPD-17) moored pierside at NOB Norfolk, 12 October 2009. Photos by Duane Curtis
    San Antonio 1606k
    San Antonio 1099k
    San Antonio 1420k
    San Antonio 954k
    Mesa Verde 848k USS San Antonio (LPD-17) moored at NavSta Norfolk as her sister ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD-19) gets underway. Mesa Verde is part of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group and was deploying ahead of its original schedule in order to relieve units from the Kearsage Amphibious Ready Group in the Mediterranean Sea..
    US Navy photo # 110323-N-QY430-084 NORFOLK (March 23, 2011) by MC2 Rafael Martie
    Lee Wahler
    San  Antonio
    110609-N-VL218-336
    286k USS San Antonio (LPD-17) and USS New York (LPD-21) underway together in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Virginia. San Antonio is conducting ship handling drills with New York during San Antonio's second phase of sea trials, which are primarily focused on combat systems testing and developing crew proficiency.
    US Navy photo #'s 110609-N-VL218-336 ATLANTIC OCEAN (June 9, 2011) and 110609-N-VL218-333 ATLANTIC OCEAN (June 9, 2011) by MC1 Edwin F. Bryan
    Lee Wahler
    San  Antonio
    110609-N-VL218-333
    518k
    San Antonio 311k USS San Antonio (LPD-17) returns to Naval Station Norfolk after completing the second phase of a two-part series of sea trails. The sea trials evaluated shipboard systems and developed crew proficiency.
    US Navy photo # 110615-N-ZZ999-001 NORFOLK (June 15, 2011) .
    Lee Wahler
    San Antonio 1416k USS San Antonio (LPD-17) departs Naval Station Norfolk. San Antonio was getting underway to better position Navy assets if required to provide Navy relief to areas affected by Hurricane Sandy.
    US Navy photo # 121031-N-YZ298-031 NORFOLK (Oct. 31, 2012), by James DeAngio.
    Lee Wahler
    San Antonio 606k USS San Antonio (LPD-17) and the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD-50) sail in formation during a simulated strait transit. San Antonio and Carter Hall are participating in Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) off the East Coast of the U.S. in preparation for a deployment this spring.
    US Navy photo # 130208-N-AD372-602 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Feb. 8, 2013), by MC1 Abraham Essenmacher.
    Lee Wahler
    San Antonio
    130321-N-SB587-349
    179k USS San Antonio (LPD-17) and the amphibious dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD-50) sail in formation with the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD-3). Kearsarge, Carter Hall and San Antonio are deployed as part of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group with embarked Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU) supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.
    US Navy photos # 130321-N-SB587-349 ATLANTIC OCEAN (March 21, 2013) and 130321-N-SB587-213 ATLANTIC OCEAN (March 21, 2013), by MC2 Corbin J. Shea.
    Lee Wahler and Ron Reeves
    San Antonio
    130321-N-SB587-213
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    San Antonio 218k USS San Antonio (LPD-17) moors in Rota, Spain. San Antonio is deployed as part of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group with embarked Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU) and is on a scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the 6th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 130326-N-GF386-150 ROTA, Spain (March 26, 2013), by MC2 Jonathan Vargas.
    Ron Reeves
    Ponce 314k The Afloat Forward Staging Base (Interim) USS Ponce (AFSB(I)15), bottom, transits the Arabian Gulf with USS San Antonio (LPD-17). San Antonio is deployed as part of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU), is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 130426-N-GZ984-198 ARABIAN GULF (April 26, 2013) by MC2 Terah L. Mollise.
    Lee Wahler
    Carter Hall 254k The dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD-50) foreground, and USS San Antonio (LPD-17), both part of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready group, are underway in formation. The group is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 130616-N-SB587-257 RED SEA (June 16, 2013) by MC2 Corbin J. Shea.
    Lee Wahler
    Kearsarge 268k The amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD-3) and USS San Antonio (LPD-17), both part of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready group, are underway in formation. The group is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. US Navy photos # 130616-N-SB587-102 RED SEA (June 16, 2013) by MC2 Corbin J. Shea. Lee Wahler
    San Antonio 243k An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter hauls cargo from USS San Antonio (LPD-17) during a replenishment-at-sea. San Antonio is part of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU), is deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 130730-N-NK134-454 GULF OF ADEN (July 30, 2013), by MC3 Derek Paumen.
    Lee Wahler
    San Antonio 149k USS San Antonio (LPD-17) returns to Naval Station Norfolk after completing an eight-month deployment. San Antonio was part of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility
    US Navy photo # 131107-N-YC845-004 NORFOLK (Nov. 7, 2013), by MC1 Julie Matyascik.
    Lee Wahler
    San Antonio 104k USS San Antonio (LPD-17) underway off Naval Station Norfolk, VA., date unknown. Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.

    There is no DANFS history available for USS San Antonio (LPD-17) at NavSource
    Commanding Officers
    01CAPT. Padfield, Johathan Max24 January 2006 - 20 July 2007
    02CDR. Lee, Bradley24 January 2006 - 20 July 2007
    03CDR. Kastner, Kurt Allan.20 July 2007 - 17 December3 2009
    04CDR. Cash, Eric Crawford17 December 2009 - 9 June 2010
    05CDR. Kait Jr., Thomas Charles9 June 2010 - 2 December 2011
    06CDR. Koprowski, Neil Andrew2 December 2011- 18 August 2013
    07CAPT. Dykes, Randell Wayne2013 - ?
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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