Dock Landing Ship

LSD 39   -   USS Mount Vernon




USS Mount Vernon (LSD 39)

US Navy photo

Type, Class:


Dock Landing Ship; Anchorage - class;



General Dynamics Quincy Shipbuilding Division, Quincy, Massachusetts, USA



Laid down: January 29, 1970

Launched: April 17, 1971

Commissioned: May 13, 1972

Decommissioned: July 25, 2003

Laid up at the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
Struck from the Naval Register - March 8, 2004.
Final Disposition: sunk as a target - June 16, 2005, during operation "Patrolling Thunder" off the Northwest coast of Kauai, Hawaii by P-3 aircraft of squadrons VP-1, VP-9, VP-46, and VP-47,

with 3 Harpoon missiles, 4 Maverick missiles, and 18 500-lb bombs.






> see history, below;

Ship's Motto:



Technical Data:

(Measures, Propulsion,

Armament, Aviation, etc.)


see: INFO > Dock Landing Ship / Anchorage - class


ship images


Photo credits: US Navy, US Naval Historical Center


Namesake & History:



USS Mount Vernon (LSD 39):