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Code Number:    MYNV14P03_02

Title: USS Comstock (LSD-45), Dock Landing Ship, USN

Notes: LSD-45 is a Whidbey Island-class s:"dock landing ship" of the United States Navy. She was the second Navy ship to be named for the Comstock Lode in s:"Nevada". Discovered in 1859, it was one of the richest deposits of precious metals known in the world.

Comstock was laid down on 27 October 1986, by the Avondale Shipyards, New Orleans, La.; launched on 15 January 1988; and commissioned on 3 February 1990. This was the first USN combatant ship to have a fully integrated crew of male and female sailors. As of 2006, Comstock is homeported at NS s:"San Diego, California", and assigned to Expeditionary Strike Group 3.

Ordered: 26 November 1984
Laid down: 27 October 1986
Launched: 15 January 1988
Commissioned: 3 February 1990
Homeport: NS San Diego, California
Motto: Teamwork, Drive, Courage
Status: Active in service as of 2008
Displacement: 11,099 tons (light), 16,190 tons (full)
Length: 610 ft (190 m)
Beam: 84 ft (26 m)
Draft: 21 ft (6.4 m)
Propulsion: 4 Colt Industries, 16-cylinder diesel engines, 2 shafts, 33,000 shp (25 MW)
Speed: 20+ knots (37+ km/h)
craft carried: 5 s:"LCACs" or 21 LCM-6s
Troops: Marine detachment: 470 enlisted, 30 officers
Complement: 30 officers, 327 enlisted
Armament: 2 25 mm Mk 38 cannons
2 20 mm s:"Phalanx CIWS" mounts
6 .50 caliber M2HB machine guns

San Francisco, California, USA, United States of America, City, Helipad, Heliport, Landing Pad, Heli Pad, Heli Port
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Photographer: Wernher Krutein


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