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USS Peoria (LST 1183)

- decommissioned -
- sunk as a target -


USS PEORIA was the fifth NEWPORT - class Tank Landing Ship and the fourth ship in the Navy to honor the city in Illinois. Decommissioned on January 28, 1994, and stricken from the Navy list on November 6, 2002, the PEORIA spent the following months at the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF), Pearl Harbor, HI, until she was sunk as a target during RIMPAC 2004 in July 2004.

General Characteristics:Awarded: July 15, 1966
Keel laid: February 24, 1968
Launched: November 23, 1968
Commissioned: February 21, 1970
Decommissioned: January 28, 1994
Builder: National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, San Diego, Calif.
Propulsion system: 6 diesels; 16,000 horsepower; bow thruster
Propellers: two and one bow thruster screw
Length: 522 feet (159 meters)
Length over derrick arms: 561 feet (171 meters)
Beam: 70 feet (21.2 meters)
Draft: 17,4 feet (5.3 meters)
Displacement: approx. 8500 tons
Speed: 20 knots
Aircraft: helicopter platform only
Armament: one 20mm Phalanx CIWS, 4 3-inch/.50-caliber guns
Crew: 14 officers, 210 enlisted and approx. 350 embarked troops


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Crew List:

This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS PEORIA. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.


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The photo below was taken by CJ Reyes and shows the PEORIA berthed at the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF), Pearl Harbor, HI, in February 2004. The PEORIA was sunk as a target in July 2004 during RIMPAC.



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