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an LCAC with a face, USS Fort Fisher (LSD-40), Pareidolia, wilderment of a face
- an LCAC with an inquisitive face
Launched: 22/04/1972, at General Dynamics Corp., Quincy, MA.
Commissioned: USS Fort Fisher (LSD-40), 09/12/1972
Struck from the Naval Register: 27/02/1998
Transferred: 28/02/1998, to MARAD, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, California.
Final Disposition: scrapping contract awarded, 22/05/2009, to International Shipbreaking, Ltd, Brownsville Texas.
Displacement: 8,325 t.(lt), 14,095 t.(fl)
Length: 168.5 meters, (553')
Beam: 25.6 meters, (84')
Draft: 5.8 meters, (19')
Speed: 20+ kts.
Complement: 24 Officers, 300 Enlisted
Troop Capacity: 320
Boats: (Well Deck Capacity) 3 LCACs or 2 LCUs
4x twin 3"/50 gun mounts (removed 1980)
2x Phalanx CIWS gun mounts
2x 25mm Bushmaster chain guns
Propulsion 2x 600psi boilers, two De Laval Steam Turbines; two shafts, 24,000 SHP
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- Wernher Krutein