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USS Juneau (LPD-10)

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USS Juneau (LPD-10) was laid down on 23 January 1965 at Seattle, Wash., by Lockheed Shipbuilding & Construction Co.; launched on 12 February 1966; sponsored by Mrs. Desdia N. Egan, wife of Governor William A. Egan of Alaska; and commissioned at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash., on 12 July 1969, Capt. Robert R. Monroe in command.

She sailed as part of Operation Keystone Robin Alpha, to return Marines from the fighting in South Vietnam to the United States. USS Juneau (LPD-10) stopped briefly in Pearl Harbor, Hi., Okinawa, and Subic Bay, Philippines, and on 23 August moored at Da Nang, South Vietnam. The ship took part (20 October-17 November 1971) in the Amchitka Nuclear Test Operation. USS Juneau (LPD-10) sailed from Long Beach and briefly visited Pearl Harbor while planners prepared Cannikin, an underground blast of a (slightly less than) five-megaton yield thermonuclear bomb on Amchitka Island, Alaska.

Tanker Exxon Valdez ran aground on Bligh Reef in Prince William Sound, Alaska, at 1204 on 24 March 1989. The resulting catastrophic oil spill required massive clean-up efforts, and Navy ships and aircraft supported environmental remediation operations. USS Juneau (LPD-10) sailed from San Diego on 18 April, and embarked civilian responders and loaded their support equipment at Valdez, Alaska (24-25 April). The ship then acted as the command and control center for Joint Task Force Alaska, that oversaw the military’s support of the operation.

USS Juneau (LPD-10) shifted home ports when she relieved forward deployed amphibious transport dock Dubuque (LPD-8) at Sasebo, Japan, on 30 July 1999. USS Juneau (LPD-10) sailed from Sasebo on 14 January 2006, and joined Task Force (TF) 76 for Balikatan 06, a joint training exercise with the Filipinos.

USS Juneau (LPD-10) was decommissioned on 31 October 2008, and is moored, pending disposal, at the Naval Sea Systems Command Inactive Ships On-Site Maintenance Office at Pearl Harbor.

For a complete history of USS Juneau (LPD-10) please see its DANFS page.