- USS Charleston (LKA-113)
USS "Charleston" (AKA-113/LKA-113) was an
amphibious cargo ship, and was the lead shipof her class in the United States Navy. She was the fifth ship to be named Charleston for Charleston, South Carolinaand Charleston, West Virginia. She served as a commissioned ship for 23 years and 4 months.
She was laid down as AKA-113 at
Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newport News, VA, and was launched on 2 December 1967. She was commissioned on 14 December 1968, and was redesignated as LKA-113 on 1 January 1969.
"Charleston" was involved in the
Vietnam War, and earned eight awards and campaign ribbons for her service.
Decommissioned 1992, she was mothballed at
Portsmouth, Virginia. As of 30 July 2001, she was berthed at the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facilityin Philadelphia.
There is no
DANFSentry for the ship.
* [http://www.nvr.navy.mil/nvrships/details/LKA113.htm Naval Vessel Register: USS "Charleston" LKA 113]
* [http://www.navsource.org/archives/10/02113.htm NavSource Online: AKA / LKA-113 Charleston]
* [http://unitpages.military.com/unitpages/unit.do?id=200306 Military.com: USS "Charleston"]
* [http://ussrankin.org/id352.htm 51 Years of AKAs]
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