USS Peoria (LST-1183)

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USS Peoria (LST-1183)
Namesake: Peoria, Illinois
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
  • Ducimus
  • We lead
Nickname(s): "The P Boat"
Fate: Sunk as target 12 July 2004
General characteristics
Class and type: Newport class tank landing ship
  • 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)
  • 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

USS Peoria was a Newport-class tank landing ship in commission in the United States Navy from 1970 to 1994. She was affectionately called the "P Boat" by her crew members.[citation needed]

In April 1975, Peoria participated in Operation Eagle Pull, the evacuation of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and Operation Frequent Wind, the evacuation of Saigon, South Vietnam.[1]

In October 1979 Peoria embarked on a cruise to the Philippines, Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, returning to San Diego, California, in June 1980.[citation needed] Shortly thereafter she went into overhaul at Todd Shipyard in Alameda, California. She departed San Diego again in October 1980 on another cruise in the western Pacific Ocean.[citation needed]Left San Diego, Ca December 1990 and returned August 1991 in support of Operation Desert Shield, Desert Storm.[citation needed]

Peoria was sunk as a target on 12 July 2004 in the Pacific Ocean near Hawaii during the RIMPAC 04 exercise.[2]


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