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Contributed by Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.

USS Green Bay (LPD-20)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Golf - Romeo - Bravo
NGRB
San Antonio Class Amphibious Transport Dock:
  • Laid down, 26 August 2003, at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, Avondale Operations, New Orleans, LA.
  • Launched, 11 August 2006, at Northrop Grumman Ship System, Avondale Operations, New Orleans, LA.
  • Commissioned USS Green Bay (LPD-20), 24 January 2009, at Long Beach, CA. CDR. Joseph R. Olson in command
    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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    Green Bay 80k Green Bay (LPD-20) ready for launching, 13 November 2004, Grumman Ship Systems, Avondale, LA., US Navy photo. Clint Ellis GSMC (SW) USN
    Green Bay 1170k New Orleans, 1 July 2008 -- The Northrop Grumman Corporation-built amphibious transport dock ship Green Bay (LPD-20) successfully completed builder's trials last week, a collaborative effort between the company's Shipbuilding sector and the U.S. Navy. Later this month, the US Navy's Board of Inspection and Survey team will conduct acceptance trials aboard LPD-20, which will involve more rounds of extensive testing of the ship's major systems. Green Bay's mission is to embark, transport and land elements of a landing force in a variety of expeditionary and special operations missions.
    Photo courtesy of Northrop Grumman Corporation
    Bill Gonyo
    Green Bay 1211k Green Bay (LPD-20) underway, 1 December 2008, from Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding Avondale Operations in New Orleans. The ship is on her maiden voyage en route to Long Beach, CA., where she will be commissioned in January 2009 and become the second San-Antonio-class ship to be home ported in San Diego.
    US Navy photo.# 081201-N-0000X-001.
    Robert Hurst
    Green Bay 95k Green Bay (LPD-20) underway during sea trials in 2008-09, probably in the Gulf of Mexico.
    Northrop Grumman Ships Systems / US Navy photo.
    Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
    Green Bay 703k Green Bay (LPD-20) enters Long Beach Harbor to prepare for the ship's 24 January 2009 commissioning. Green Bay will be homeported in San Diego..
    US Navy photo.# 090120-N-8951S-009 SAN DIEGO (Jan. 20, 2009) by Gregg Smith.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Green Bay 648k Green Bay (LPD-20) awaits commissioning in Long Beach. Green Bay is the first ship commissioned in the Los Angeles area since 1994.
    US Navy photo.# 090124-N-5191L-003 LONG BEACH, Calif. (Jan. 24, 2009) by MC1 Jose Lopez, Jr.
    Bill Gonyo and Robert M. Cieri
    Green Bay 88k Invitation to the commissioning of USS Green Bay (LPD-20) at Long Beach CA., 24 January 2009. Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
    Green Bay 289k USS Green Bay (LPD-20) pulls into Naval Station Pearl Harbor for a routine port visit.
    US Navy photo.# 090923-N-3666S-020 PEARL HARBOR (Sep. 23, 2009) by MC2 Robert Stirrup.
    Lee Wahler
    Green Bay 631k A harbor tug assists USS Green Bay (LPD-20) as she enters Elliot Bay to the Port of Seattle to participate in the 61st annual Seattle Seafair. Seafair activities allow U.S. and Canadian Sailors and Coast Guard personnel to experience the local community and to promote awareness of the maritime forces.
    US Navy photo.# 100803-N-9520G-003 SEATTLE (Aug. 3, 2010) by MC2 Nardel Gervacio.
    Lee Wahler
    Green Bay 122k The Royal Canadian Navy fleet replenishment oiler HMCS Protecteur (AOR-509) refuels USS Green Bay (LPD-20) during a night refueling at sea, on 27 February 2011. Green Bay is underway on its maiden deployment as part of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group and Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 1.
    US Navy photo.# 10227-N-2515C-315 Pacific Ocean (Feb. 27, 2011) by MC1 Larry S. Carlson.
    Robert Hurst
    Tippecanoe 284k The Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO-199) center, conducts underway replenishment with the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD-4) and USS Green Bay (LPD-20). Boxer is the flagship of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group and is underway supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the US 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 110330-N-ZS029-157 INDIAN OCEAN (March 30, 2011) by MC3 Trevor Welsh.
    Lee Wahler
    Green Bay 416k An AS-332 Super Puma helicopter lifts off from USS Green Bay (LPD-20) after delivering supplies during a vertical replenishment with the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE-3). Green Bay is deployed as part of the Boxer Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the US 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo.# 110419-N-RC734-376 GULF OF ADEN (April 19, 2011) by MC2 Joseph M. Buliavac.
    Lee Wahler
    Green Bay 497k An AS-332 Super Puma helicopter assigned to the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Alan Shepard (T-AKE-3) delivers a pallet of supplies to USS Green Bay (LPD-20). Green Bay is underway supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the US. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo.# 110613-N-ZS026-005 RED SEA (June 13, 2011) by MC3 Trevor Welsh.
    Lee Wahler
    Wally Schirra 486k An HH-60H Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Chargers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC-26) flies between USS Green Bay (LPD-20), left, and the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE 8), during a vertical replenishment. Green Bay is underway supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 110717-N-RC734-153 ARABIAN GULF (July 17, 2011 by MC2 Joseph M. Buliavac.
    Lee Wahler
    Green Bay 565k USS Green Bay (LPD-20) transits the Indian Ocean. Green Bay is underway in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility during a deployment to the western Pacific Ocean.Green Bay
    US Navy photo.# 110818-N-ZS026-232 INDIAN OCEAN (Aug. 18, 2011) by MC3 Trevor Welsh.
    Lee Wahler
    Green Bay 356k USS Green Bay (LPD-20) transits through the Pacific Ocean during a certification exercise. The exercise is the final pre-deployment exercise, which is designed to strengthen the blue-green team's ability to operate together and respond to various situations while deployed.
    US Navy photo.# 120823-N-YQ852-149 PACIFIC OCEAN (Aug. 23, 2012) by MC3 Shawnte Bryan.
    Lee Wahler
    Green Bay 498k Tug assist USS Green Bay (LPD 20) as she prepares to moor in Pearl Harbor. Green Bay is a part of the Peleliu Amphibious Group underway for a deployment of the western Pacific with the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA-5) and the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD-47).
    US Navy photo.# 120924-N-YQ852-058 PEARL HARBOR (Sept. 24, 2012) by MC3 Shawnte Bryan.
    Lee Wahler
    Green Bay 233k Amphibious assault vehicles approach USS Green Bay (LPD-20) during an exercise with the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD-47). Green Bay is part of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group and, with embarked elements of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (15 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.# 130329-N-BB534-065 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (March 29, 2013) by MC1 Elizabeth Merriam.
    Lee Wahler
    Green Bay 186k A UH-1Y Huey helicopter assigned to Marine Medium Squadron (HMM) 364 (REIN) passes USS Green Bay (LPD-20) and the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD-47) during an exercise. Green Bay is part of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group and, with embarked elements of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (15 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.# 130329-N-BB534-278 U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY (March. 29, 2013) by MC1 Elizabeth Merriam.
    Lee Wahler
    Peleliu 232k The Amphibious Assault Ship USS Peleliu (LHA-5) leads USS Green Bay (LPD-20) and the amphibious dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD-47) during a transit of the Pacific Ocean. Peleliu is the flagship for the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, on deployment in the western Pacific region.
    US Navy photo # 130423-N-ZM744-177 PACIFIC OCEAN (April 23, 2013) by MC3 Michael Duran.
    Lee Wahler
    Green Bay 198k USS Green Bay (LPD-20) transits the Pacific Ocean. Green Bay is part of the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, on deployment in the western Pacific region.
    US Navy photo.# 130423-N-ZM744-090 PACIFIC OCEAN (April 23, 2013) by MC3 Michael Duran.
    Lee Wahler

    There is no DANFS history available for USS Green Bay (LPD-20) at NavSource
    Commanding Officers
    01CDR. Olson, Joseph R.24 January 2009 - 11 June 2010
    02CDR. Meyers, Kevin P.11 June 2010 - 24 February 2012
    03CDR. Browne, Putnam Huntington24 February 2012 - 10 June 2013
    04CAPT. Huffman, Gregory Clark10 June 2013 - 1 August 2014
    05CAPT. McCallum, Kristy D.1 August 2014 -  
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    USS Green Bay (LPD-20)
    Navy Fact File - Amphibious Transport Dock - LPD
    Federation of American Scientists, Military Analysis Network, US Navy Ships
    YouTube video of Green Bay
    YouTube Green Bay DC video

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