USS Mobile (LKA-115)
| USS Mobile (AKA-115/LKA-115) |
|Laid down:||15 January 1968|
|Launched:||19 October 1968|
|Commissioned:||29 September 1969|
|Decommissioned:||25 February 1994|
|Fate:||In reserve at Philadelphia, PA (as of 5/07).|
|Displacement:|| 10,157 tons light|
18,542 tons full
|Length:||575 ft 6 in|
|Draft:||25 ft 5 in|
|Propulsion:||Automated steam turbine, 1 propeller, 22,000 SHP|
|Complement:||50 officers, 592 enlisted|
|Armament:||4 × twin 3"/50 rapid fire gun mounts|
|Boats:|| 4 × LCM-8, 4 × LCM-6, |
2 × LCVP, 2 × LCPL
USS Mobile (AKA-115/LKA-115) was a Charleston class attack cargo ship named after the city of Mobile, Alabama. She was the fourth U.S. Navy ship to bear that name. She served as a commissioned ship for 24 years and 4 months, earning 15 awards and campaign ribbons for her service.
The name was assigned on 6 November 1967, and the ship was laid down at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newport News, VA, 15 January 1968 as AKA-115. As of the date of her article in DANFS, she was still under construction, and was scheduled to be completed in early spring 1969.
Mobile was extensively involved in the Vietnam War. The Mobile took part in WestPac 84 and was involved in numerous operations In the Gulf War, she was part of an 18-ship amphibious task force that was the largest such force since the Korean War. The task force arrived on station in the North Arabian Sea on 12 January 1991.