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USS Carter Hall (LSD-50)

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Precedence of awards is from top to bottom
Top Row - Navy Unit Commendation - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation
Bottom Row - Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (2) - National Defense Service Medal - Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal


Harpers Ferry Class Dock Landing Ship:
  • Laid down, 11 November 1991, at Avondale Industries, New Orleans, LA.
  • Launched, 2 October 1993
  • Commissioned USS Carter Hall (LSD-50), 30 September 1995, CDR. Rand David LeBouvier, in command
  • USS Carter Hall is a member of COMPHIBGRU2, COMNAVSURFLANT, and is home ported at NAB Little Creek, VA.
    Specifications:
    Displacement 11,604 t.(lt), 16,601 t.(fl)
    Length 609' 7"
    Beam 84'
    Draft 20' 4" (max)
    Speed 20+kts.
    Complement
    22 Officers
    327 Enlisted
    Troop Capacity
    27 Officers
    473 Enlisted
    Aircraft, helicopters (Flight Deck, 2 spots)
    Boats (Well Deck Capacity) two LCAC's
    Armament
    two (mk15 mod1) Phalanx (CIWS) 20 mm Vulcan cannon gun mounts
    two (mk16) 25 mm Bushmaster chain gun mounts
    six .50 cal machine guns
    two Rolling Airframe Missile (RAM) launchers
    six Super Rapid Blooming Outboard Chaff launchers
    Propulsion
    four Colt-Pielstick 16 cylinder diesels
    two propellers, combined SHP 33,000

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    Carter Hall 23k Carter Hall (LSD-50) launching, 2 October 1993, at Avondiale Industries, New Orleans, LA. Ron Reeves
    Carter Hall 17k USS Carter Hall (LSD-50) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
     
    Carter Hall 22k USS Carter Hall (LSD-50) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
     
    Carter Hall 60k USS Carter Hall (LSD-50) at anchor off the French Mediterranean coast, 26 June 1997.
    Photo Guy Schaeffer (Authorized for publication at Navsource) Collection Paolo Marsan, France
    Paolo Marsan
    Carter Hall 228k USS Carter Hall (LSD-50), ramp & flight-deck, Rijeka, Croatia, 7 August 2001. Photo by Frank M. Egger - Lienz/Austria
    Carter Hall 91k USS Carter Hall (LSD-50), stern gate, Rijeka, Croatia, 7 August 2001. Photo by Frank M. Egger - Lienz/Austria
    Carter Hall 193k USS Carter Hall (LSD-50), in port, Rijeka, Croatia, 7 August 2001. Photo by Frank M. Egger - Lienz/Austria
    Carter Hall 94k USS Carter Hall (LSD-50) and LCU-1660, in port, Rijeka, Croatia, 7 August 2001. Photo by Frank M. Egger - Lienz/Austria
    Carter Hall 2431k USS Carter Hall (LSD-50) takes up position off the amphibious transport dock USS Austinís (LPD-4) aft port quarter, prior to an underway replenishment. Austin and Carter Hall are currently on deployment in support of the Global War on Terrorism.
    US Navy photo 051204-N-6019M-032 Persian Gulf (Dec. 4, 2005) by PH1 Brian McFadden .
    Robert Hurst
    Carter Hall 563k USS Carter Hall (LSD-50) underway while performing a replenishment at sea (RAS) with the British support tanker RFA Bayleaf (A109) in the Persian Gulf, 19 February 2006.
    US Navy photo # 060219-N-4374S-003 PH2 Michael J. Sandberg.
    Robert Hurst
    Carter Hall 55k USS Carter Hall (LSD-50) underway in the Persian Gulf, 22 February 2006.
    US Navy photo.
    Jack Treutle
    Carter Hall 1193k USS Carter Hall (LSD-50) maneuvers for a small boat operation as the Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) team prepares to conduct a VBSS mission. Carter Hall is currently on a regularly scheduled deployment conducting maritime security operations (MSO). MSO set the conditions for security and stability in the maritime environment as well as complement the counter-terrorism and security efforts of regional nations.
    US Navy photo 060206-N-4374S-007 Indian Ocean (Feb. 6, 2006) by PH2 Michael J. Sandberg .
    Robert Hurst
    Carter Hall 1758k USS Carter Hall (LSD-50) underway, 11 May 2008 while conducting maneuvers during Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group Integration training.
    US Navy photo 080511-N-4236E-092 ATLANTIC OCEAN (May 11, 2008) by MCSN Chad R. Erdmann.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Carter Hall 2948k USS Carter Hall (LSD-50) steams in the Atlantic Ocean during the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group composite unit training exercise (COMPTUEX). COMPTUEX provides a realistic training environment to ensure the strike group is capable and ready for its upcoming deployment.
    US Navy photo 080717-N-6822T-012 ATLANTIC OCEAN (July 17, 2008) by MC1 Daniel Taylor.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Carter Hall 147k USS Carter Hall (LSD-50) departs Norfolk, VA., 26 August 2008, as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.
    US Navy photo 080826-N-2838W-075 NORFOLK, Va. (Aug. 26, 2008) by MCSN Derek Poole.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Carter Hall 1975k USS Carter Hall (LSD-50) steams through the Atlantic Ocean, 3 September 2008. Carter Hall is deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group in the U.S. Navy's 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility supporting maritime security operations.
    US Navy photo # 080903-N-4236E-208 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 3, 2008) by MCSN Chad Erdmann.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Carter Hall 2332k USS Carter Hall (LSD-50) executing a hard turn to starboard, 3 September 2008. Carter Hall is deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Expeditionary Strike Group in the U.S. Navy's 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility supporting maritime security operations.
    US Navy photo # 080903-N-1082Z-032 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 3, 2008) by MC2 Jason R. Zalasky.
    Robert M. Cieri
    San Antonio 2125k USS Carter Hall (LSD-50), the amphibious transport dock USS San Antonio (LPD-17), 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 and the amphibious transport dock 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
    Carter Hall 2310k The guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG-72) and USS Carter Hall (LSD-50) transit the Atlantic Ocean. Carter Hall and Vella Gulf 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-266 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Sept. 6, 2008) by MC2 Jason R. Zalasky.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Carter Hall 2603k USS Carter Hall (LSD-50) transits the Suez Canal, 23 September 2008. Carter Hall 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 # 080923-N-4236E-299 SUEZ CANAL, Egypt (Sept. 23, 2008) by MCSN Chad R. Erdmann.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Carter Hall 422k The guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG-61), USS Carter Hall (LSD-50) and the guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG-80) transit the Suez Canal, 23 September 2008. Ramage, Carter Hall and Roosevelt are 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 # 080923-N-4236E-269 SUEZ CANAL, Egypt (Sept. 23, 2008) by MCSN Chad R. Erdmann.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Carter Hall 3134k A rigid-hull inflatable boat from USS Carter Hall (LSD-50) approaches the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7). Carter Hall and Iwo Jima are 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 # 090114-N-5681S-045 PERSIAN GULF (Jan. 14, 2009) by MC2 Michael Starkey.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Carter Hall 2257k Seaman Shawn Fritz, from Ashtabula, Ohio, mans the helm of USS Carter Hall (LSD-50). Carter Hall 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 # 090117-N-9134V-030 PERSIAN GULF (Jan. 17, 2009) by MC2 Flordeliz Valerio.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Carter Hall 1807k LTjg. John Horwath, from Berwyn, Ill., plots a course on a navigation chart aboard USS Carter Hall (LSD-50). Carter Hall 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 # 090117-N-9134V-026 PERSIAN GULF (Jan. 17, 2009) by MC2 Flordeliz Valerio.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Carter Hall 625k USS Carter Hall (LSD-50) transits the Suez Canal. Carter Hall is deployed as part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group supporting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 090227-N-1082Z-006 SUEZ CANAL (Feb. 27, 2009) by MC2 Jason R. Zalasky.
    Lee Wahler
    Carter Hall 64k USS Carter Hall (LSD-50) departing Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, WA., 27 November 2009 Photo by Chris Hugo
    Carter Hall 50k
    Carter Hall 56k
    Carter Hall 706k USS Carter Hall (LSD-50) departs Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story to provide humanitarian assistance in the aftermath of a 7.0 magnitude earthquake near Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
    US Navy photo # 100114-N-3844W-001 LITTLE CREEK, Va. (Jan. 14, 2010) by MC3 Amanda Watson.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Carter Hall 983k USS Carter Hall (LSD-50) with LCU-1660 alongside, and USS Fort McHenry (LSD-43) operate off the coast of Haiti while participating in Operation Unified Response, providing military support capabilities to civil authorities to help stabilize and improve the situation in Haiti in the wake of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit the area Jan. 12.
    US Navy photo # 100122-N-5345W-104 BAIE DE GRAND GOAVE, Haiti (Jan. 22, 2010) by MC2 Kristopher Wilson.
    Lee Wahler
    Carter Hall 1205k Sailors and Marines onload stores and relief supplies aboard USS Fort McHenry (LSD-43) as USS Carter Hall (LSD-50) passes by. Fort McHenry is participating in Operation Unified Response as part of USS Bataan (LHD5) Amphibious Relief Mission, providing military support capabilities to civil authorities to help stabilize and improve the situation in Haiti following a 7.0 magnitude earthquake on Jan. 12, 2010.
    US Navy photo # 100125-N-4971L-389 NEPLY, Haiti (Jan. 25, 2010) by MC1 Rachael L. Leslie.
    Lee Wahler
    Carter Hall 678k An MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter lands on the flight deck of USS Carter Hall (LSD-50) as the ship operates off the coast of Haiti. The multi-purpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD-5) is on station in Haiti along with the amphibious dock landing ships USS Fort McHenry (LSD-43), USS Gunston Hall (LSD-44), and Carter Hall (LSD-50) as the Bataan Amphibious Relief Mission supporting Operation Unified Response, a joint operation providing military support capabilities to civil authorities to help stabilize and improve the situation in Haiti following a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that devastated the island nation on Jan. 12, 2010.
    US Navy photo # 100126-N-2000D-018 BONEL, Haiti (Jan. 26, 2010) by MC1 Hendrick Dickson.
    Lee Wahler
    Carter Hall 336k USS Carter Hall (LSD-50) moored pierside at New London, CT., 8 July 2012. Photo by D. Schmidt
    Leroy Grumman 220k Sailors aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD-17) prepare for an underway replenishment with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oilerUSNS Leroy Grumman (T-AO-195), left, as USS Carter Hall (LSD-50) takes on supplies. San Antonio, Carter Hall and the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD-1), not pictured, are underway to better position Navy assets, if required, to provide relief support to areas affected by Hurricane Sandy.
    US Navy photo # 121101-N-RA981-746A ATLANTIC OCEAN (Nov. 1, 2012) by MC3 Patrick Ratcliff.
    Ron Reeves
    Carter Hall 217k USS Carter Hall (LSD-50) underway in the Atlantic Ocean. Carter Hall is participating in a composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) off the East Coast of the United States in preparation for an upcoming deployment this spring.
    US Navy photo # 130129-N-UM734-081 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Jan. 29, 2013 by Communication Specialist Tommy Lamkin.
    Lee Wahler
    Carter Hall 221k USS Carter Hall (LSD-50) executes a hard right turn during a simulated strait transit. Carter Hall is participating in Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) off the East Coast of the U.S. in preparation for an upcoming deployment this spring.
    US Navy photo # 130204-N-SB587-031 ATLANTIC OCEAN (Feb. 4, 2013) by MC2 Corbin J. Shea.
    Lee Wahler
    San Antonio 606k USS Carter Hall (LSD-50) (background) and the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD-17) 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
    Carter Hall 262k USS Carter Hall (LSD-50) departs Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story. as part of the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group along with the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD-3) and the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD-17).
    US Navy photo # 130311-N-YT478-117 VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (March 11, 2013) by MC1 Lolita Lewis.
    Lee Wahler
    Carter Hall 370k A landing craft air cushion (LCAC) enters the well deck of USS Carter Hall (LSD-50). Carter Hall is 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 US 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.
    US Navy photo # 130313-N-XZ031-184 ATLANTIC OCEAN (March 13, 2013) by MC3 Chelsea Mandello.
    Ron Reeves
    San Antonio
    130321-N-SB587-349
    179k USS Carter Hall (LSD-50) and the amphibious transport dock USS San Antonio (LPD-17) 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), by MC2 Corbin J. Shea.
    Lee Wahler and Ron Reeves
    San Antonio
    130321-N-SB587-213
    180k
    Carter Hall 231k USS Carter Hall (LSD-50) conducts operations at sea. Carter Hall 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 # 130428-N-RL456-702 GULF OF OMAN (April 28, 2013) by MCSN Hunter S. Harwell.
    Lee Wahler
    Carter Hall 254k USS Carter Hall (LSD-50) and the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD-17), background, 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
    Carter Hall 311k USS Carter Hall (LSD-50) and the guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG-106) are underway during Exercise Eager Lion 2013. The exercise is an annual, multinational exercise designed to strengthen military relationships and enhance security and stability in the region by responding to modern-day security scenarios.
    US Navy photo # 130618-N-AD372-591 GULF OF AQABA (June 18, 2013) by MC1 Abraham Essenmacher.
    Lee Wahler

    USS Carter Hall (LSD-50) Welcome Aboard Pamphlet
    Contributed by Jack Treutle

    Carter Hall Carter Hall

    There is no DANFS history available for USS Carter Hall (LSD-50) at the US Naval Historical Center
    Commanding Officers
    01CDR. LeBouvier, Rand David30 September 1995 - 24 May 1997
    02CDR. DeGeus, Stanley Vincent24 May 1997 - 25 November 1998
    03CDR. Markiewicz, Pamela Ann25 November 1998 - 23 June 2000
    04CDR. Delaney, Edward John23 June 2000 - 12 February 2002
    05CDR. Hart, Troy Leslie12 February 2002 - October 2003
    06CDR. Petersen, Brian DavidOctober 2003 - June 2005
    07CDR. Linkous, Frank S.June 2005 - 21 December 2006
    08CDR. McGovern, James E.21 December 2006 - 27 June 2008
    09CDR. Sinclair, Jeffrey Wayne27 June 2008 - 2010
    10CDR. Doyon Jr., George Bernard23 June 2010 - 24 June 2011
    11CDR. Amaral, Damon K.24 June 2011 - 16 November 2012
    12CDR. Blyden, Gregory D.16 November 2012 -  
    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
    Histories/Command Operations Reports submitted by Carter Hall (LSD 50)
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