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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

Construction:
LCCNameOrdBuilderKeelLaunchComm
19BLUE RIDGE31 Dec 1964NSY Philadelphia27 Feb 19674 Jan 196914 Nov 1970
20MOUNT WHITNEY22 Aug 1966Newport News8 Jan 19698 Jan 197016 Jan 1971

Disposition:
LCCNameTDecommStrikeDisposalFateMA Sale/Depart
19BLUE RIDGEActive 2021--------
20MOUNT WHITNEYActive 2021--------

Class Notes:
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]

Ship Notes:
LCCNameMANotes
19BLUE RIDGEFY 1965. Name assigned as AGC, to LCC 19 1 Oct 1968. Based at Yokosuka, Japan, in 2021 supporting the U.S. Pacific Fleet.
20MOUNT WHITNEYFY 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.

Page Notes:
Compiled: 29 Jul 2021
© Stephen S. Roberts, 2021
Sources: DB, Maroon, NVR, PHS