Monday, June 27, 2011

USS Ogden (LPD 5)

USS Ogden (LPD 5) leaves Naval Station, San Diego to begin a regularly scheduled deployment. The 569-foot-long amphibious warfare ship is part of the first Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG-1). An ESG constitutes a new naval strike force designed to equip amphibious forces with added firepower and operational capabilities. The seven ships of ESG-1 include, the Ogden, USS Peleliu (LHA 5), USS Jarrett (FFG 33), USS Germantown (LSD 42), USS Port Royal (CG 73), USS Decatur (DDG 73), and USS Greeneville (SSN 772). The amphibious landing dock ship is named after the great city of in Utah and was commissioned on June 16, 1965. (U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Alan D. Monyelle)

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