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|560k||Rushmore (LSD-47) on the builders ways ready for launching, 6 May 1989, at Avondale Shipbuilding New Orleans, LA.||S. Dale Hargrave|
|283k||Mrs. Meredith Brokaw, wife of Tom Brokaw of NBC News, sponsor of Rushmore (LSD-47), Christens the ship, 6 May 1989, at Avondale Shipbuilding New Orleans, LA.||S. Dale Hargrave|
|881k||Rushmore (LSD-47) side launching, 6 May 1989, at Avondale Shipbuilding New Orleans, LA.||S. Dale Hargrave|
|71k||USS Rushmore (LSD-47) steams out of San Diego Bay, 6 January 2003, as she departs on a scheduled six-month deployment.
US Navy Newsstand photo # 030106-N-0226M-004 by PHCS Mahlon K. Miller.
|Bernard A. Cardali USS LST-308|
|25k||USS Rushmore (LSD-47) underway off the Hawaiian Islands, date unknown.||USS Rushmore (LSD-47) web site|
|66k||USS Rushmore (LSD-47) steams out of San Diego Bay, 6 January 2003, as she departs on a scheduled six-month deployment.
US Navy Newsstand photo # 030106-N-0226M-003 by PHCS Mahlon K. Miller.
|Bernard A. Cardali USS LST-308|
|105k||USS Rushmore (LSD-47) leaves Pearl Harbor, 28 June 2002, to participate in exercise "Rim of the Pacific" (RIMPAC) 2002.
US Navy Newsstand photo # 020628-N-3228G-001 by PH1 William R. Goodwin.
|Bernard A. Cardali USS LST-308|
|336k||USS Rushmore (LSD-47) leaving San Diego, 6 January 2003.
US Navy photo.
|303k||Sailors aboard USS Rushmore (LSD-47) "man the rails" as the ship arrives at Naval Station Pearl Harbor, HI., 28 June 2004.
Rushmore is in Pearl Harbor to take part in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2004. RIMPAC is the largest international maritime exercise in the waters around
the Hawaiian Islands. This years exercise includes seven participating nations; Australia, Canada, Chile, Japan, South Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States.
RIMPAC is intended to enhance the tactical proficiency of participating units in a wide array of combined operations at sea, while enhancing stability in the Pacific
US Navy photo # 040628-N-3581D-007 Pearl Harbor (Jun. 28, 2004), by PH2 Maurice Dayao
|380k||USS Rushmore (LSD-47) moored at the Mole Pier Naval Station San Diego, CA., 8 January 2006.||Photo by Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.|
|159k||USS Rushmore (LSD-47) moored pierside at Naval Station, San Diego, CA., December 2007. The stern of the Ticonderoga class guided missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG-59) is also visible in this photo.||Photo by Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.|
|159k||USS Rushmore (LSD-47) moored pierside at Naval Station, San Diego, CA., January 2008.||Photo by Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.|
|2054k||USS Rushmore (LSD-47) moored pierside at Naval Station, San Diego, CA., May 2009.||Photo by Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.|
|404k||The amphibious dock landing ships USS Pearl Harbor (LSD-52) and USS Rushmore (LSD-47) share a pier with the amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD-18) at Naval Base San Diego.
US Navy photo # 110831-N-ZC343-617 SAN DIEGO (Aug. 31, 2011) by MCC Joe Kane.
|180k||The Military Sealift Command fast combat support ship USNS Bridge (T-AOE-10) connects with USS Rushmore (LSD-47) and the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA-5) during a replenishment at sea. Peleliu is the flagship for the Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group as is underway conducting a composite training unit exercise in the Pacific Ocean with Rushmore and the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD-20).
US Navy photo # 120802-N-LQ926-030 PACIFIC OCEAN (August 2, 2012) by MCSN Alex Van't Leven
|186k||A UH-1Y Huey helicopter assigned to Marine Medium Squadron (HMM) 364 (REIN) passes amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD-20) and 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.
|232k||The Amphibious Assault Ship USS Peleliu (LHA-5) leads the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD-20) and USS Rushmore (LSD-47) during a transit of the Pacific Ocean.
US Navy photo # 130423-N-ZM744-177 PACIFIC OCEAN (April 23, 2013) by MC3 Michael Duran.
|325k||USS Rushmore (LSD-47) passes the littoral combat ship
USS Coronado (LCS-4) as Coronado makes her way into her new homeport at Naval Base San Diego. Coronado is the third US Navy
ship named after Coronado, CA., and is the second littoral combat ship of the Independence-class variant.
US Navy photo # 140310-N-SV210-059 SAN DIEGO (March 10, 2014) by MCC Donnie W. Ryan
|227k||USS Rushmore (LSD-47) foreground, waits to make its approach while the amphibious assault ship
USS Peleliu (LHA-5), left, and
the guided missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG-111), right, conduct a replenishment at sea
with the fast combat support ship USNS Rainier (T-AOE-7) in the Pacific Ocean,
24 June 2014. The ships were en route to participate in the Rim of the Pacific 2014 exercise, a U.S. Pacific Fleet-hosted biennial multinational maritime exercise designed to foster and sustain international cooperation on the security of the world’s oceans.
US Navy photo # 140624-N-HU377-117 PACIFIC OCEAN (June 24, 2014) by MC3 Dustin Knight
|161k||The Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) participates in a simulated straits transit.
The Essex ARG consists of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD-2),
the San Antonio-class transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD-23),
and USS Rushmore (LSD-47).
The Essex ARG is underway conducting an amphibious squadron and Marine expeditionary unit integration training exercise with Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 3
and the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (15th MEU) in preparation for an upcoming deployment.
US Navy photo # 150228-N-YK910-007 PACIFIC OCEAN (Feb. 28, 2015) ) by MC2 Christopher B. Janik.
|272k||USS Rushmore (LSD-47) is conducting a simulated strait transit with
the Wasp Class Amphibious Assault Ship USS Essex (LHD-2) and the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS
Anchorage (LPD-23). Rushmore is underway participating in a composite training unit exercise with the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG).
US Navy photo # 150323-N-MD297-212 PACIFIC OCEAN (March 23, 2015) by MC3 Huey D. Younger Jr.
|359k||Sailors and Marines aboard the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD-2)
watch as the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO-187) supplies Essex and USS Rushmore (LSD-47) during a replenishment-at-sea. Essex is underway participating in a composite training unit exercise with the
Essex Amphibious Ready Group.
US Navy photo # 150325-N-MD297-038 PACIFIC OCEAN (March 25, 2015) by MC3 Huey D. Younger Jr.
|971k||An MH-60S Seahawk helicopter attached to the Blackjacks of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21
lifts pallets of supplies from the flight deck of the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler
USNS Walter S. Diehl (T-AO-193) during a vertical replenishment with
USS Rushmore (LSD-47). Rushmore is part of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of
US Navy photo # 150614-N-MD297-028 SOUTH CHINA SEA (June 14, 2015) by MC2 Huey D. Younger Jr.
|258k||USNS Laramie (T-AO-203) conducts a replenishment-at-sea with San Antonio Class Amphibious Transport Dock
USS Anchorage (LPD-23), right, and the Amphibious Dock Landing Ship
USS Rushmore (LSD-47) during a scheduled deployment of the Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG)
The Essex ARG is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of naval operations to ensure maritime stability and security in the Central Region,
connecting the Mediterranean and the Pacific through the western Indian Ocean and three strategic choke points.
US Navy photo # 180904-N-PH222-0229 GULF OF ADEN (Sept. 4, 2018) by MC3 Ryan M. Breeden.
|01||CDR. Dunscombe, Bruce Edward, USN||1 June 1991 - 22 January 1993|
|02||CDR. Poplar III, James, USN||22 January 1993 - 7 October 1994|
|03||CDR. Touchberry, Forrest Lee, USNR||7 October 1994 - 4 July 1996|
|04||CDR. Madsen, Craig Charles, USN||4 July 1996 - 24 April 1998|
|05||CDR. Williams, Thomas Robert, USN||24 April 1998 - 12 March 1999|
|06||CDR. Howard, Michelle Janine, USN :ADM||12 March 1999 - 21 November 2000|
|07||CDR. Fanta, Peter Joseph, USN (USNA 1983) :RADM||21 November 2000 - 16 August 2002|
|08||CDR. Saunders, Clayton Douglas, USN||16 August 2002 - 24 February 2004|
|09||CDR. Fox, Richard Newton, USN||24 February 2004 - 24 February 2006|
|10||CDR. O'Connor Cathal S., USN :RADM||24 February 2006 - 18 August 2007|
|11||CDR. Slocumb, Calvin D., USN||18 August 2007 - 12 January 2009|
|12||CDR. Grotewold, William Robert, USN||12 January 2009 - 15 October 2010|
|13||CDR. Finman, Brian James, USN (USNA 1992)||15 October 2010 - 3 December 2012|
|14||CDR. Robinson, James Tate, USN||3 December 2012 - 10 June 2014|
|15||CDR. Stephens, Thomas Scott, USN||10 June 2014 - 1 March 2016|
|16||CDR. DeGroot, Sarah H., USN||1 March 2016 - 21 November 2016|
|17||CDR. Sanders, Karrey DeWayne, USN (USNA 1997) (temporary)||21 November 2016 - January 2017|
|18||CDR. Ryan, John, USN||January 2017 - 25 May 2018|
|19||CDR. Tryon, Robert C. (Rob), USN||25 May 2018 -|
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