USS Portland (LSD-37)

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For other ships of the same name, see USS Portland.
USS Portland (LSD 37).jpg
The amphibious landing dock ship USS Portland (LSD 37) stands out of the harbor at the Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek, Virginia in 2003
Career
Ordered: 25 February 1966
Laid down: 5 May 1968
Launched: 20 December 1969
Commissioned: 3 October 1970
Decommissioned: 4 August 2003
Struck: 8 March 2004
Nickname: Sweet Pea
Fate: Sunk as a target, 25 April 2004, at location: 034° 55' 48.9" North, 070° 14' 56.3" West at a depth of 2,621 fathoms (15,726 ft; 4,793 m)
25 April 2004
General characteristics
Displacement: 14,181 long tons (14,409 t)
Length: 553 ft (169 m)
Beam: 84 ft (26 m)
Draft: 20 ft (6.1 m)
Propulsion: 2 shafts; 2 turbines; two 600 psi (4.1 MPa) boilers
Speed: 22 knots
Complement: 26 officers and 396 enlisted
Armament: • 8 × 3 in guns,
• 2 CIWS
• 4 × .50 calibre guns
Aircraft carried: 0

The second USS Portland was a US Navy Anchorage class dock landing ship built at General Dynamics Quincy Shipbuilding Division at Quincy, Massachusetts and commissioned in 1970. Portland was decommissioned in 2003 and stricken from the Naval Vessel Register in 2004. It was sunk as a target during an exercise off the Virginia coast later that year.

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Coordinates: 34°55′48.9″N 70°14′56.3″W / 34.930250°N 70.248972°W / 34.930250; -70.248972