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LPD-11 / T-AGF-11 Coronado

Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign: November - Echo - Xray - Uniform

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Secretary of the Navy Letter of Commendation
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Joint Meritorious Unit Award - Navy Unit Commendation
Second Row - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation - Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (3) - Navy Expeditionary Medal (1-Iran, 2-Libya)
Third Row - National Defense Service Medal - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (1-Persian Gulf) - Humanitarian Service Medal (1-Beirut Evacuation)

Cleveland Class Amphibious Transport Dock:
  • Laid down, 1 May 1965, at Lockheed Shipbuilding and Construction, Seattle, WA.
  • Launched, 1 July 1966
  • Commissioned, USS Coronado (LPD-11), 23 May 1970
  • Converted to Miscellaneous Command Ship (AGF-11) in August 1980
  • Coronado is designated the command ship for the Commander, United States THIRD Fleet
  • Decommissioned, 25 February 2005, and assigned to the Military Sealift Command (MSC) as USNS Coronado (T-AGF-11)
    Navigation, deck, engineering, laundry and galley services provided by MSC civil service mariners. Navy commanding
    officer and Navy mission crew when fully operational
  • Placed in Reduced Operational Status (ROS 30 days) by MSC at San Diego
    LPD 9,687 t.(lt) 17,425 t.(fl)
    AGF 9,559 t.(lt) 13,634 t.(fl)
    Length 570'
    Beam 100'
    Draft 23 ft.
    Speed 21 kts.
    LPD 420
    USN AGF Crew 30 Officers 451 Enlisted
    USNS AGF Crew 146 Civilian Mariners, 117 US Navy
    USNS ROS Crew 21 Civilian Mariners, 25 US Navy
    USN AGF Flag Staff 45 Officers, 90 Enlisted
    Troop Accommodations
    LPD 900
    LPD four 3"/50 guns, eight 50 cal. machine guns
    AGF two 5"/38 gun mounts, two Phalanx (CIWS), 20mm Close-In Weapons Systems, six .50 cal. machine guns.
    Aircraft space for up to six CH-46 Sea Knight Helicopters
    Main Propulsion Power Plant 2 Foster Wheeler 600 psi boilers, 2 steam turbines, 2 shafts, 24,000 Shaft Horsepower

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    USS Coronado (LPD-11)
    Coronado 52k Coronado (LPD-11) at sea, circa 1970 Bill Foss
    Coronado 51k Coronado (LPD-11) transporting Tucumcari (PGH-2) from Bremerton, WA. to Norfolk, VA. in August 1970. Bill Foss
    Coronado 31k A Marine Harrier AV-8A taking off from Coronado (LPD-11), date unknown Bill Foss
    USS Coronado (AGF-11)
    Coronado 131k Coronado (AGF-11) at sea, date unknown
    US Navy photo
    Jerry Hays
    Coronado 29k Coronado (AGF-11) at sea, date unknown
    US Navy photo
    Coronado 37k Coronado (AGF-11), at San Diego, October 1994 Photo by Dale C Haskin
    Coronado 48k Coronado (AGF-11) at Pearl Harbor, date unknown
    US Navy photo
    Coronado 114k Coronado (AGF-11) underway off the coast of Hawaii during RIMPAC 98 exercise.
    US Navy photo # 980728-N-2619S-011 by PH2 August Sigur.
    Bill Gonyo
    Coronado 118k Coronado (AGF-11) underway off the coast of Hawaii during RIMPAC 98 exercise.
    US Navy photo # 980802-N-3612M-011 Pearl Harbor, 2 August 1998, by PH1 James G McCarter.
    Bill Gonyo
    Coronado 127k Coronado (AGF-11) at Vancouver, BC, 4 August 1999.
    US Navy photo # 990804-N-6939
    Bill Gonyo.
    Coronado 59k Coronado (AGF-11) moored pierside at 6th Fleet Headquarters, Gaeta, Italy, date unknown. John Rutherford
    Coronado 74k Coronado (AGF-11) moored pierside Naval Base Point Loma, San Diego, CA. during her decommissioning and transition to MSC ceremony, 25 February 2005. US Navy photo by Larry E. Crutchfield Lee Wahler

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    Contributed by Mike Smolinski

    There is no DANFS history currently available for Coronado (LPD-11 / AGF-11) at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation
    Fleet Reserve Association

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