USS Boulder (LST-1190)
|Ordered:||15 July 1966|
|Builder:||National Steel and Shipbuilding Company|
|Laid down:||6 September 1969|
|Launched:||22 May 1970|
|Acquired:||1 April 1971|
|Commissioned:||4 June 1971|
|Decommissioned:||28 February 1994|
|Struck:||1 December 2008|
|Class and type:||Newport class tank landing ship|
|Beam:||70 ft (21.34 m)|
|Draft:||19 ft (5.79 m)|
|Speed:||20+ knots (37+ km/h)|
|Capacity:||19,000 sq ft (1,765.2 m2), capacity of 29 tanks or 30 AAVs.|
|Troops:||Marine detachment: 360 plus 40 surge|
|Complement:||14 officers, 210 enlisted|
The USS Boulder (LST-1190) was named after a county and city in Colorado. She was laid down on 6 September 1969 at San Diego, by the National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, launched on 22 April 1970 (sponsored by Mrs. Gordon L. Allott), and commissioned on 4 June 1971 with Commander B. A. Troutman, Jr., in command. Following commissioning at Long Beach, California, Boulder was assigned to the Amphibious Force, Atlantic Fleet, with the home port of Little Creek, Virginia.
Into 1980, the tank landing ship alternated amphibious training operations along the east coast of the United States and in the Caribbean with regular, extended deployments to the Mediterranean. Boulder was awarded the Meritorious Unit Commendation for removal and disposal of ordnance from the Suez Canal in 1974.
Boulder was decommissioned on 28 February 1994 and was placed in inactive reserve at the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility in Philadelphia. On 1 December 2008 she was struck from the Naval Vessel Register and, as of June 2009[ref], is awaiting disposal.