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|144k||Mount Vernon (LSD-39) christening and launching ceremony at General Dynamics Corp., Quincy, MA. The ship's sponsor
Mrs. Barry J. Shillito, wife of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Installations and Logistics), breaks the traditional bottle of Champagne across the ship's bow
as Mount Vernon slides down the builder's ways, 17 April 1971.
US National Archives photos
|109k||Mount Vernon (LSD-39) underway near her builders yard at Quincy, MA., 5 April 1972.
US Navy photo and text from "U.S. Amphibious Ships and Craft: An Illustrated Design History" by Norman Friedman.
|92k||USS Mount Vernon (LSD-39) commissioning ceremony, Boston Naval Shipyard, Boston, MA., 13 May 1972 .||Dave Dipboye IC2 USS Mount Vernon Plankowner|
|86k||USS Mount Vernon (LSD-39) commissioning ceremony, Boston Naval Shipyard, Boston, MA., 13 May 1972 .||Dave Dipboye IC2 USS Mount Vernon Plankowner|
|111k||USS Mount Vernon (LSD-39) starboard bow view, in drydock, Swan Island Ship Repair Facility, Portland, OR., August, 1976.||Brian O'Connor, MM1 (SW/DV) USN Ret.|
|114k||USS Mount Vernon (LSD-39) underway, entering San Diego Bay, date unknown.||M. J. "Doc" Sanchez HM2 (FMF) USN Ret.|
|90k||USS Mount Vernon (LSD-39) gets much needed supplies during a VERTREP replenishment in the Gulf of Thailand, January 1974. A USS White Plains (AFS-4) UH-46 Sea Knight helicopter delivers supplies onto the Mount Vernon.'s helicopter platform.||M. J. "Doc" Sanchez HM2 (FMF) USN Ret.|
|102k||USS Mount Vernon (LSD-39) gets much needed supplies during a VERTREP replenishment in the Gulf of Thailand, January 1974. A USS White Plains (AFS-4) UH-46 Sea Knight helicopter delivers supplies onto the Mount Vernon.'s helicopter platform.||M. J. "Doc" Sanchez HM2 (FMF) USN Ret.|
|89k||USS Mount Vernon (LSD-39) underway, off San Diego, circa 1976-78.||Brian O'Connor, MM1 (SW/DV) USN Ret.|
|90k||USS Mount Vernon (LSD-39) underway, off San Diego, date unknown.||Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.|
|40k||USS Illusive (MSO-448) in foreground with USS Mount Vernon (LSD-39) in background, Persian Gulf, circa 1987-88.
US Navy photo
|47k||USS Illusive (MSO-448) in foreground with USS Mount Vernon (LSD-39) in background. Mount Vernon was serving as a support vessel for the minesweepers in the Persian Gulf, 1987-88.
US Navy photo
|Darrell G. Miller USS Mount Vernon|
|200k||USS Mount Vernon (LSD-39) and USS Sides (FFG-14) steam together during Exercise CARAT 2000 off the coast of Japan, 12 June 2000.
US Navy photo #000612-N-5961C-001 by PH1 Spike Call.
|235k||Landing Craft Air Cushion LCAC -24 carries US Marines assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU-11) embarked aboard USS Mount Vernon (LSD-39) to the beach during exercise “Eager Mace”, on 23 September 2002. Exercise "Eager Mace" is an annual month-long exercise conducted with the Kuwaiti military to improve interoperability and military relations between the two nations. Mount Vernon and the 11th MEU are on a regularly scheduled deployment conducting combat missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
US Navy photo # 020924-N-5471P-002 by PH2 Arron Peterson.
|01||CAPT. Keller Jr., William F.||13 May 1972 - 10 March 1974|
|02||CDR. Holt, William Colliver||10 March 1974 - 13 March 1976|
|03||CDR. Patella, Lawrence M.||13 March 1976 - 2 January 1978|
|04||CDR. Albright, Robert Ernest||2 January 1978 - 27 April 1979|
|05||CDR. Coulapides, Anthony Chris||27 April 1979 - 1 May 1981|
|06||CDR. Goodwin, James N.||1 May 1981 - 20 May 1983|
|07||CDR. Marks, William Leon||20 May 1983 - 5 October 1985|
|08||CAPT. Boyce, Brian Francis||5 October 1985 - 19 December 1987|
|09||CDR. Conrad, John Woeppel, USN (USNA 1969)||19 December 1987 - 21 April 1989|
|10||CDR. Myers, David E.||21 April 1989 - 10 August 1991|
|11||CDR. Rigas, Trifon||10 August 1991 - 21 May 1993|
|12||CDR. Garrish, James W.||21 May 1993 - 4 May 1995|
|13||CDR. Marquez, Edward J.||4 May 1995 - 1 November 1996|
|14||CDR. Cook, Donald Paul||1 November 1996 - 14 June 1998|
|15||CDR. Farren, Maureen Ann||14 June 1998 - 10 February 2000|
|16||CDR. Stewart, James A.||10 February 2000 - 15 October 2001|
|17||CDR. Ritchie, Steven Craig||15 October 2001 - 14 March 2003|
|18||CDR. Colby, Mark Duane, USN (USNA 1985)||14 March 2003 - 15 July 2003|
|Command Master Chiefs|
|01||BMCM(SW) Thompson||13 May 1972 - July 1976|
|02||EMCM(SW) Williams||July 1976 - August 1980|
|03||MMCM(SW) Parker||September 1980 - October 1984|
|04||PMCM(SW) Custodia||November 1984 - December 1987|
|05||MMCM(SW) Allice||January 1988 - August 1991|
|06||FCCM(SW) Sinclair||September 1991 - October 1993|
|07||EMCM(SW) Lehnherr||October 1993 - November 1996|
|08||PNCM(SW) Jeff Hasse||December 1996 - September 1998|
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