USS Peoria (LST-1183)
|Ordered:||15 July 1966|
|Builder:||National Steel and Shipbuilding Company|
|Laid down:||24 February 1968|
|Launched:||23 November 1968|
|Acquired:||1 January 1970|
|Commissioned:||21 February 1970|
|Decommissioned:||28 January 1994|
|Fate:||Disposed of in support of Fleet training exercise, 12 July 2004|
|Class and type:||Newport class tank landing ship|
|Displacement:||5,190 long tons (5,273.3 t) (light),
8,792 long tons (8,933.1 t) (full)
|Length:||522 ft (159.1 m) overall, 500 ft (152.4 m) at the waterline.|
|Beam:||70 ft (21.3 m)|
|Draft:||19 ft (5.8 m)|
|Propulsion:||6 diesel engines, 16,000 brake horsepower, two shafts, Twin Controllable Pitch Screws
Bow Thruster - Single Screw, Controllable Pitch,
|Speed:||20+ knots (37+ km/h)|
|Troops:||Marine detachment:360 plus 40 surge|
|Complement:||14 officers, 210 enlisted|
In October 1979 Peoria embarked on a WESTPAC cruise to the Philippines, Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan—returning to San Diego the following June. Shortly thereafter went into overhaul at Todd Shipyard in Alameda, CA. Departed San Diego again in Oct. 1980 on another WESTPAC. It was affectionately called the "P Boat" by crewmembers.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain. The entry can be found here.
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