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Portland II (LSD-37)


The second Portland (LSD-37) was named for the cities in Maine and Oregon.


(LSD-37: displacement 13,650; length 553'0"; beam 84'0"; draft 21'0"; speed 20+ knots; complement 793; armament 8 3-inch; class Anchorage)

The second Portland (LSD-37) was laid down on 21 September 1967 at Quincy, Mass., by the General Dynamics Corp.; launched on 20 December 1969; sponsored by Mrs. Leonard F. Chapman, Jr., wife of General Leonartd F. Chapman Jr.,, the Commandant of the Marine Corps; and commissioned on 3 October 1970, Capt. Martin M. Zenni in command.

Ultimately decommissioned on 3 August 2003, Portland was stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 8 March 2004, and expended as a target in a fleet training exercise on 25 April 2004. 

Published: Tue May 17 15:21:45 EDT 2016