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USS Peoria (LST-1183)
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
Fate: Disposed of in support of Fleet training exercise, 12 July 2004
General characteristics
Class & type: Newport class tank landing ship
Displacement: 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)
Propulsion: 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
Motto: Ducimus
We lead

USS Peoria was a Newport class tank landing ship in commission in the United States Navy from 1970 to 1994, and sunk as a target in 2004 near Hawaii.

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

In October 1979 Peoria embarked on a WESTPAC cruise to the Philippines, Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan—returning to San Diego the following June.[citation needed] Shortly thereafter went into overhaul at Todd Shipyard in Alameda, CA. Departed San Diego again in Oct. 1980 on another WESTPAC. It was affectionately called the "P Boat" by crewmembers.[citation needed]


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