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Contributed by Mike Smolinski

USS Boulder (LST-1190)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Lima - Zulu
NCLZ
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
    Specifications:
    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.
    Complement
    14 Officers
    15 CPO
    226 Other Enlisted
    Troop Accommodations
    18 Officers
    21 SNCO
    268 Other Enlisted
    Boats
    three 36' LCVPs
    one 36' LCPL
    Aircraft
    flight deck one spot
    Armament
    As Built
    two twin 3"/50 dual purpose gun mounts
    Upgraded
    two .25mm chain guns
    six .50 cal machine guns
    one 20mm Phalanx (CIWS)
    Propulsion
    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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    Boulder 490k USS Boulder (LST-1190) at Genoa, Italy, 15 October 1972. Photo by Carlo Martinelli
    Boulder 56k Overhead view of USS Boulder (LST-1190) underway, date and location unknown. Tommy Trampp
    Boulder 76k USS Boulder (LST-1190) at anchor, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, February 1976
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    Denebola 70k 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
    Boulder 43k USS Boulder (LST-1190) moored pierside at NAB Little Creek, VA. in summer 1992 Photo by Adam Robison
    San Diego 91k 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. Robert Hurst


    For more photos and information about USS Boulder, see;
  • Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
  • The USS LST Ship Memorial
  • LST Home Port
  • State LST Chapters
  • United States LST Association
  • Commanding Officers

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

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