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    Default USS Denver (LPD-9) is about to reach the end of its service

    The USS Denver (LPD-9), an Austin class amphibious transport dock is about to reach the end of its U.S. service. Commissioned on October 26, 1968, she is currently the oldest active commissioned ship and the third oldest commissioned ship, behind the USS Constitution and USS Pueblo (AGER-2). It will sail from Japan for Pearl Harbor this summer and will be formally decommissioned on September 30, 2014.

    However, it may not be the end for this ship. The ship will not immediately be stricken from the Naval Vessel Register and instead will go into mothballs. However, the ship has been offered for sale to Malaysia, so it may very well live on for several more years in service.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Denver_%28LPD-9%29

    The USS Green Bay (LPD-20) will eventually replace the USS Denver in Japan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Safiel View Post
    The USS Denver (LPD-9), an Austin class amphibious transport dock is about to reach the end of its U.S. service. Commissioned on October 26, 1968, she is currently the oldest active commissioned ship and the third oldest commissioned ship, behind the USS Constitution and USS Pueblo (AGER-2). It will sail from Japan for Pearl Harbor this summer and will be formally decommissioned on September 30, 2014.

    However, it may not be the end for this ship. The ship will not immediately be stricken from the Naval Vessel Register and instead will go into mothballs. However, the ship has been offered for sale to Malaysia, so it may very well live on for several more years in service.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Denver_%28LPD-9%29

    The USS Green Bay (LPD-20) will eventually replace the USS Denver in Japan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by supreme_war_Pig View Post
    These are some of my favorite ships; I love how versatile they are.
    They are quite versatile. Probably why they have lasted so long.

    What is interesting is the new "oldest" ship, which will be the USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19), a Blue Ridge class command ship. November 14, 1970 and is expected to stay in service until 2039, which would give it an almost 70 year service life. It is the Command Ship of the 7th Fleet in Japan. That is truly amazing durability.

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    I remember her. She was part of our WestPac fleet back in 1998 (I was on the USS Tarawa). I had no idea she was so old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slumberjack View Post
    I remember her. She was part of our WestPac fleet back in 1998 (I was on the USS Tarawa). I had no idea she was so old.

    Sad to say, there was a couple of times I said the exact same thing after a night of liberty in Subic.




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    Quote Originally Posted by WorldWatcher View Post
    Sad to say, there was a couple of times I said the exact same thing after a night of liberty in Subic.




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    Quote Originally Posted by supreme_war_Pig View Post
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    Yes, she probably was, and experienced also!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crossriflesonblue View Post
    You would think John Glenn would have rated more than a USNS ship. They could have at least slapped his name on a Littoral Combat Ship.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slumberjack View Post
    I remember her. She was part of our WestPac fleet back in 1998 (I was on the USS Tarawa). I had no idea she was so old.
    USS Tarawa itself was an old timer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Safiel View Post
    USS Tarawa itself was an old timer.
    USS Nassau (sister ship to Tarawa) was commissioned in 1979 when I was an ET3 on a destroyer tender and we were actually in Norfolk when she had her ceremony, and I served as her MPA from 1992-1994.
    Last edited by RWReaganfan; February 14th, 2014 at 8:17 am.
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