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Code Number:
MYNV14P03_01
Title:
USS Comstock (LSD-45), Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship, USN, vessel, hull, maritime
LSD-45 is a Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship of the United States Navy. It was the second Navy ship to be named for the Comstock Lode in Nevada. Discovered in 1859, it was one of the richest deposits of precious metals known in the world.

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 San Diego, California, and assigned to Expeditionary Strike Group 3.

Ordered: 26/11/1984
Laid down: 27/10/1986
Launched: 15/01/1988
Commissioned: 3/02/1990
Homeport: NS San Diego, California
Motto: Teamwork, Drive, Courage
Status: Active in service as of 2015
Displacement: 11,099 tons (light), 16,190 tons (full)
Length: 190 meters (610 feet)
Beam: 26 meters (84 feet)
Draft: 6.4 meters (21 feet)
Propulsion: 4 Colt Industries, 16-cylinder diesel engines, 2 shafts, 33,000 shp (25 MW)
Speed: 20+ knots (37+ km/h)
Craft carried: 5x LCACs or 21x LCM-6s
Troops: USMC Marine detachment: 470 enlisted, 30 officers
Complement: 30 officers, 327 enlisted
Armament: 2 25 mm Mk 38 cannons
2 20 mm Phalanx CIWS mounts
6 .50 caliber M2HB machine guns
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