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NavSource Online: Amphibious Photo Archive
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USS Boulder (LST-1190)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Lima - Zulu
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Secretary of the Navy Letter of Commendation
Command US Atlantic Fleet, Certificate of Commendation
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation - Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (3)
Bottom Row - National Defense Service Medal (2) - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (2-Lebanon) - Humanitarian Service Medal (1-Guatemalan Earthquake, 2-Cuban Resettlement)
LST-1179 Newport Class Tank Landing Ship:
Laid down, 6 September 1969, at National Steel and Shipbuilding Corp, San Diego, CA.
Launched, 22 April 1970
Commissioned USS Boulder (LST-1190), 4 June 1971, CDR.. B. A. Troutman, Jr., USN in command
Decommissioned, 28 February 1994
Laid up at NISMF Philadelphia, PA,, maintenance category B
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 December 2008
Boulder was the twelfth ship of the twenty ship Newport tank landing ship class, which replaced the traditional bow door design LST. Two derrick arms support a thirty-ton, 112-foot bow ramp for the unloading of tanks and other vehicles ashore, additionally, amphibious vehicles can be launched from the tank deck via the ship's stern gate and the ship's flight deck can accommodate most Navy helicopter types
Displacement 5,190 t.(lt), 8,550 t.(fl)
Length 522' 3" (ovl)
Beam 69' 9 1/2" (max)
Draft max forward (fl) 13' 6", max aft (fl) 16' 3" 15'
Speed 27 kts. max.
226 Other Enlisted
268 Other Enlisted
three 36' LCVPs
one 36' LCPL
flight deck one spot
two twin 3"/50 dual purpose gun mounts
two .25mm chain guns
six .50 cal machine guns
one 20mm Phalanx (CIWS)
six 16 cylinder ALCO 16-251E main propulsion diesel engines
two shafts, three engines per shaft, shaft horsepower 15,000
two controllable reversible pitch propellers, twin rudders
three ALCO 251-C, 8 cylinder generator sets, 750KW
one 800 hp variable thrust bowthruster
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||USS Boulder (LST-1190) at Genoa, Italy, 15 October 1972.
||Photo by Carlo Martinelli
||Overhead view of USS Boulder (LST-1190) underway, date and location unknown.
||USS Boulder (LST-1190) at anchor, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, February 1976
|Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
||USS Boulder (LST-1190) and USS Denebola (AF-56) maintain formation station enroute to Norfolk. The Second Fleet ships participated in national and NATO exercises in northern Europe and returned home 10 December. The year of the photograph is not given, but was probably 1975.
Photo by PH1 M.J. Browne, USN.
US Navy photo # NH 98412 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
|US Naval Historical Center
||USS Boulder (LST-1190) moored pierside at NAB Little Creek, VA. in summer 1992
||Photo by Adam Robison
||USS Boulder (LST-1190) under way possibly in Canadian waters, date and location unknown.
US Navy photos.
|Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
||USS Boulder (LST-1190) under way off Long Beach, CA., date unknown.
US Navy photo.
|Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
||Ex-USNS San Diego (T-AFS-6), ex-USS Boulder (LST-1190) and ex-USS Kidd (DDG-993) moored at the Preble Wharf at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard in November 1999. Photo from "Warship Boneyards" by Kit and Carolyn Bonner, authors collection.
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