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USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) ca. the late 1970s.
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Class: BLUE RIDGE (AGC/LCC 19)
Design: SCB Project 400.FY
Displacement (tons): 13,038 light, 18,874 full (LCC 19)
Dimensions (feet): 634' oa, 580' wl x 108' e, 82' wl x 27' max nav. x ##.#'
Original armament: 4-5"/38
Later armaments: (1977) 4-20mm
Complement: 52 officers and 790 enlisted (LCC 19)
Speed (kts.): ##.#
Propulsion (HP): #,###
Machinery: turbines, # screw
|19||BLUE RIDGE||31 Dec 1964||NSY Philadelphia||27 Feb 1967||4 Jan 1969||14 Nov 1970|
|20||MOUNT WHITNEY||22 Aug 1966||Newport News||8 Jan 1969||8 Jan 1970||16 Jan 1971|
|19||BLUE RIDGE||Active 2021||--||--||--||--|
|20||MOUNT WHITNEY||Active 2021||--||--||--||--|
For the reclassification history see the LKA-113 class. [Friedman Phibs p.429:] A new study of amphibious flagships followed in Feb 1967 to Apr 1968. A third LCC was to be built under the FY 69 program, but on 9 Feb 1968 a Navy proposal to slip her to FY 70 was approved. As of early 1969 construction of the third new LCC had not yet been approved for FY 70, funds being withheld pending a study of alternatives, and the ship was not built. [A third ship of this design (AGC 21) was planned; she was to have been designed from the outset for both amphibious force and fleet command functions while the first two were primarily fitted for amphibious forces. SAC-12]
|19||BLUE RIDGE||FY 1965. Name assigned as AGC, to LCC 19 1 Oct 1968. Based at Yokosuka, Japan, in 2021 supporting the U.S. Pacific Fleet.|
|20||MOUNT WHITNEY||FY 1966. To LCC 20 1 Oct 1968, name assigned 11 Dec 1968 as LCC. Based at Gaeta, Italy, in 2021 supporting the U.S. Atlantic Fleet.|
Compiled: 29 Jul 2021
© Stephen S. Roberts, 2021
Sources: DB, Maroon, NVR, PHS