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Contributed by Al Grazevich

USS Ogden (LPD-5)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Foxtrot - Zulu - Victor
JANAP Tactical Voice Radio Call Sign - Long Lance, (1970-72 Pilgrim Girl)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (2, 3 July 1967 and 6 July 1967) - Navy Unit Commendation
Second Row - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (2) - Navy Battle "E" Ribbon - National Defense Service Medal
Third Row - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Bosnia) - Vietnam Service Medal (9) - Southwest Asia Service Medal
Fourth Row - Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation (8) - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal - Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)

Austin Class Amphibious Transport Dock:
  • Laid down, 4 February 1963, at New York Naval Shipyard, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Launched, 27 June 1964
  • Commissioned USS Ogden (LPD-5), 16 June 1965, CAPT. Floyd M. Symons in command
  • During the Vietnam War USS Ogden (LPD-5) participated in the following campaigns:

    Vietnam War Campaigns
    Campaigns and Dates Campaigns and Dates
    Vietnam Counteroffensive
    28 February to 5 March 1966
    6 to 8 June 1966
    Vietnam Winter-Spring 1970
    16 to 26 December 1969
    8 to 13 January 1970
    26 to 30 January 1970
    30 March to 2 April 1970
    Vietnam Counteroffensive - Phase II
    17 March to 6 April 1967
    19 April to 28 May 1967
    Sanctuary Counteroffensive
    2 to 11 May 1970
    1 to 4 June 1970
    Vietnam Counteroffensive - Phase III
    10 June to 3 August 1967
    31 August to 3 September 1967
    Vietnam Counteroffensive - Phase VII
    29 September to 6 October 1970
    11 to 14 May 1971
    Vietnam Counteroffensive - Phase V
    23 to 26 August 1968
    31 August to 1 November 1968
    Vietnam Ceasefire
    28 October to 12 November 1972
    20 November to 6 December 1972
    8 to 20 January 1973
    27 to 28 January 1973
    22 February to 28 March 1973
    Vietnam Counteroffensive - Phase VI
    2 November to 8 December 1968
    28 December 1968 to 17 February 1969

  • Decommissioned, 21 February 2007 at Naval Station San Diego
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 21 February 2007
  • USS Ogden earned nine campaign stars for Vietnam War service
  • To be disposed of, laid up at NAVSEA Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility, Pearl Harbor , HI.
  • Final Disposition, disposed of as a target during a Sinkex off Hawaii, 10 July 2014
    Displacement 9,201 t.(lt) 16,914 t.(fl)
    Length 522'
    Beam 100'
    Draft 23 ft.
    Speed 21 kts.
    24 Officers
    396 Enlisted
    Troop Accommodations 900
    two 25 mm MK38 guns
    two Phalanx CIWS
    eight 50 cal. mgs.
    Well Deck Capacity one LCU or four LCM-8 or nine LCM-6 or 24 amphibious assault vehicles (AAV)
    Aircraft none, but telescopic hangar installed aboard. The hangar is not used to accommodate helicopters but on the flight deck there is space for up to six CH-46
    two Babcock & Wilcox 600 psi boilers
    two Steam Turbines
    two Shafts, 24,000 Shaft Horsepower

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    151k A U.S. Air Force LTV XC-142A (s/n 62-5925) hovers above the deck of USS Ogden (LPD-5) off Coronado, CA., 28 November 1966.
    US Navy photo from "U.S. Navy Naval Aviation News" February 1967, p. 23.
    Robert Hurst
    273k A U.S. Air Force LTV XC-142A (s/n 62-5925) approaches and lands of the deck of USS Ogden (LPD-5) off Coronado, CA., 28 November 1966.
    US Navy photos from "All Hands" magazine March 1967, p. 59.
    Robert Hurst
    Ogden 94k USS Ogden (LPD-5) moored pierside at San Diego, February 1968 © Richard Leonhardt
    Ogden 501k USS Ogden (LPD-5) underway, circa 1965, location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the 1968-69 edition of "Jane's Fighting Ships".
    Robert Hurst
    Ogden 211k USS Ogden (LPD-5) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    Ogden 15k USS Ogden (LPD-5) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    Ogden 338k USS Ogden (LPD-5) underway, circa 1967, location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the 1968-69 edition of "Jane's Fighting Ships".
    Robert Hurst
    Ogden 123k USS Ogden (LPD-5) at anchor flooded down with stern gate open as two landing craft mechanized LCM(MK6)'s enter Ogden's well deck, circa 1968, location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Robert Hurst
    New Orleans
    378k The dock landing ships USS Ogden (LPD-5) and USS Dubuque (LPD-8) as well as the amphibious assault ship USS New Orleans (LPH-11) depart Subic Bay, Philippines, February 1973 to take part in Operation End Sweep in Vietnam.
    US Navy photo from the USS Ogden (LPD-5) 1985 cruise book.
    Robert Hurst
    423k USS Ogden (LPD-5) returns to Subic Bay, Philippines, after completion of Operation End Sweep in Vietnam, in August 1973.
    US Navy photo from the USS Ogden (LPD-5) 1985 cruise book.
    Robert Hurst
    Ogden 319k USS Ogden (LPD-5) underway at Vancouver, B.C. in 1989. Chris Howell, Southland Ship Stores Limited, Port of Bluff, N.Z.
    Ogden 85k USS Ogden (LPD-5) underway, location unknown, circa 1990. Jack Treutle
    Boxer 74k USS Boxer (LHD-4) Amphibious Ready Group underway in 1997. From left to right USS Fort Fisher (LSD-40), USS Boxer (LHD-4) and USS Ogden (LPD-5). Robert M. Cieri
    Ogden 143k USS Ogden (LPD-5) moored pierside at the US Navy Weapons Station, Seal Beach, CA>, 27 June 2005. Jerry Search
    Ogden 916k USS Ogden (LPD-5) is assisted by the civilian harbor tug Kodiak King at Kodiak Island, Alaska as the ship arrives, 13 August 2005, for a port visit during the Alaska Shield/Northern Edge joint exercise. Alaska Shield/Northern Edge 2005 is the largest homeland defense/homeland security exercise ever conducted in Alaska. The exercise is the first opportunity within the state to exercise an integrated local, state and federal government response to a series of simulated emergencies including natural disasters, terrorist attacks and mass casualty scenarios.
    US Navy photo # 050813-N-0793G-025 Kodiak Island, Alaska (Aug. 13, 2005) by JO3 Chris Gethings.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Ogden 369k USS Ogden (LPD-5) leaves Naval Station, San Diego, CA., on 20 August 2003, to begin a regularly scheduled deployment. The 522-foot-long amphibious warfare ship is part of the first Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG-1). An ESG constitutes a new naval strike force designed to equip amphibious forces with added firepower and operational capabilities. The seven ships of ESG-1 include;
    USS Ogden (LPD-5),
    USS Peleliu (LHA-5),
    USS Jarrett (FFG-33),
    USS Germantown (LSD-42),
    USS Port Royal (CG-73),
    USS Decatur (DDG-73), and
    USS Greeneville (SSN-772).
    US Navy photo # 030822-N-9885M-008 by PH2 Alan D. Monyelle.
    Robert Hurst
    108k Sailors man the rails aboard USS Ogden (LPD-5) as she departs Naval Station San Diego, CA., 22 August 2003. Ogden is deploying with the newly designed Expeditionary Strike Group One (ESG-1) with USS Peleliu (LHA-5) as flagship. An ESG constitutes a new naval strike force designed to equip amphibious forces with added firepower and operational capabilities.
    US Navy photo # 030822-N-3211R-002 SAN DIEGO (22 Aug 2003) by PH3 Emmanuel Rios.
    Robert Hurst
    Ogden 173k USS Ogden (LPD-5) under way in Alaskan waters, 20 August 2005. Jack Treutle
    Ogden 69k USS Ogden (LPD-5) under way with her well open, but not flooded down, and Marine Corps RH-53 assault helicopter approaching, date and place unknown. Robert Hurst
    LCT-1632 97k LCU-1632 entering the well deck of USS Ogden (LPD-5), date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the Global Security web site.
    Ogden 87k Tugs guide USS Ogden (LPD-5) into her berth at NavSta San Diego, 16 August 2006. Ogden, part of Expeditionary Strike Group Three (ESG-3), returned to San Diego after successfully completing a sixth month deployment in support of the global war on terrorism and maritime security operations (MSO).
    US Navy photo # 060816-N-4021H-008M from Navy Newsstand, by MCSN Damien E. Horvath.
    Lee Wahler
    Duluth 67k ex-USS Duluth (LPD-6) and ex-USS Ogden (LPD-5) laid up in reserve in the Pacific Reserve Fleet at Pearl Harbor, HI., 2008. Yu Chu
    138k Ex-USS Ogden (LPD-5) is hit by a Naval Strike Missile (NSM) from the Royal Norwegian Navy frigate KNoMS Fridtjof Nansen (F-310) during a Sink Exercise (SINKEX) as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC), 10 July 2014.
    US Navy photo # 140710-N-FC670-132 PACIFIC OCEAN (Jul 10 2014) by MC1 Shannon E. Renfroe.
    Robert Hurst
    Ogden 16k Ex-USS Ogden (LPD-5) expended as a target during a Sinkex off the Hawaii Islands, 10 July 2014.
    US Navy photo.
    Ron Reeves

    For more photos and information about USS Ogden, see;
  • Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
  • Command Operation Reports

  • Commanding Officers
    01CAPT. Symons, Floyd Murphy 19 June 1965 - 5 August 1966
    02CAPT. Dise, Robert Lindsay, USN (USNA 1946)5 August 1966 - 6 January 1968
    03CAPT. Carroll Jr., Eugene J. :RADM6 January1968 - 3 March 1969
    04CAPT. Hulihan, John W.3 March 1969 - 28 August 1970
    04CAPT. Alvis, John Hubbard :RADM28 August 1970 - 8 April 1971
    06CAPT. Barrow, John Curtis :RADM. April 1971 - 14 January 1972
    07CAPT. Neiger, Ralph Eugene14 January 1972 - 26 October 1973
    08CAPT. Congdon, Robert Newton26 October 1973 - 9 October 1974
    09CAPT. Saubers, Walter Frank9 October 1974 - 17 June 1976
    10CAPT. Steele Jr., Ted C.17 June 1976 - 10 January 1978
    11CAPT. Newman, Alvin S. :RADM10 January 1978 - 29 June 1979
    12CAPT. Lynch, Hugh Francis29 June 1979 - 26 November 1980
    13CAPT. Gimber III, Harry Meeker Steward26 November 1980 - 13 August 1982
    14CAPT. Briggs, Steven R. :RADM13 August 1982 - 24 February 1984
    15CAPT. Edwards, David R.24 February 1984 - 29 April 1986
    16CAPT. Santamaria, Donald Frank29 April 1986 - 15 April 1988
    17CAPT. Myers, Richard Timothy15 April 1988 - 19 October 1989
    18CAPT. Phillips, Braden James, USN (USNA 1968)19 October 1989 - 3 May 1991
    19CAPT. Van Winkle, Pieter K.3 May 1991 - 15 January 1993
    20CAPT. Fagan, Patrick Michael15 January 1993 - 8 July 1994
    21CAPT. Rauch, Dale Arthur8 July 1994 - 17 May1996
    22CAPT. Ford, Robert Lee17 May 1996 - 31 January 1998
    23CDR. McNees, Kevin Kelly31 January 1998 - 15 September 1999
    24CDR. Guillory, Theodore (Ted)15 September 1999 - 24 May 2001
    25CDR. Edwards, William R,24 May 2001 - 1 February 2002
    26CDR. Berg-Johnsen, Jon F.1 February 2002 - 6 August 2002
    27CDR. Crow, Lowell David, USN (USNA 1984)6 August 2002 - 19 December 2003
    28CDR. Taylor, Michael Paul19 December 2003 - 7 October 2005
    29CDR. Hruska, James Frank 7 October 2005 - 21 February 2007
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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