USS Durham (LKA-114)
USS Durham (LKA-114) off San Diego in 1989
|Builder:||Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co.|
|Laid down:||10 July 1967|
|Launched:||29 March 1968|
|Commissioned:||24 May 1969|
|Decommissioned:||25 February 1994|
|Stricken:||31 August 2015|
|Fate:||sunk as target, 30 August 2020|
|Class and type:||Charleston-class amphibious cargo ship|
|Length:||575 ft 6 in (175.41 m)|
|Beam:||82 ft (25 m)|
|Draft:||25 ft 5 in (7.75 m)|
|Boats & landing |
|18 × LCM-8 and LCM-6 landing craft|
|Complement:||50 officers, 592 men|
|Armament:||4 × twin 3"/50 caliber guns|
USS Durham was named after Durham, North Carolina. She served as a commissioned ship for 24 years and 9 months, and earned a total of 15 awards and campaign ribbons for her service. She was laid down as AKA-114 at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newport News, VA, and redesignated LKA-114 on 1 January 1969. She was commissioned on 24 May 1969.
There is no Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS) entry for the ship.
- By Sea, Air and Land: An Illustrated History of the U.S. Navy and the war in Southeast Asia Chapter 5: The Final Curtain, 1973-1975
- RIMPAC 2020 Public Affairs (31 August 2020). "RIMPAC 2020 Participants Conduct Sinking Exercise". navy.mil. United States Navy. Retrieved 31 August 2020.
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