USS SAN DIEGO AFS-6 "The Best"

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Commissioning

COMMISSIONING OF

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NAVAL STATION
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
24 MAY 1969

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Ship Specifications

Builder:

NATIONAL ST & SB
Delivery Date: 04/14/1969
Award Date: 12/28/1965 Age (since delivery): 37.7 years
Keel Date: 03/11/1967 Commission Date: 05/24/1969
Launch Date: 04/13/1968 Decommission Date: 08/11/1993
Age (since launch) 38.7 years Years from Commission to Decommission: 24.2
Stricken Date: 09/08/2003

Overall Length: 581 ft Waterline Length: 530 ft
Extreme Beam: 79 ft Waterline Beam: 79 ft
Maximum Navigational Draft: 28 ft Draft Limit: 28 ft
Light Displacement: 9549 tons Full Displacement: 17079 tons
Dead Weight: 7530 tons
Hull Material: Steel hull, steel superstructure.
Number of Propellers: 1
Propulsion Type: Steam Turbines
Accommodations: Officers: 53 Enlisted: 448

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Other Ships with The USS San Diego Name

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USS San Diego ACR-6
Sunk by a Mine
July 19, 1918

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USS San Diego CL-53
1942 - 1960
Sold for Scrap

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USS San Diego LPD -22
Under Construction
To be Commissioned in 2011