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USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19)


Amphibious Command Ship


USS Blue Ridge LCC-19 was commissioned in 1970 and still maintains an active presence in the modern U.S. Navy fleet.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 8/22/2019
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Specifications


Year: 1970
Status: Commissioned, in Active Service
Ships-in-Class: 2
Named Ships: USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19); USS Mount Whitney (LCC-20)
Complement: 842
Length: 635 ft (193.55 m)
Width: 108 ft (32.92 m)
Height: 26.8 ft (8.17 m)
Displacement (Surface): 18,875 tons
Propulsion: 2 x Boilers feeding 1 x Geared turbine developing 22,000 horsepower to 2 x Shafts.
Speed (Surface): 23 kts (26 mph)
Range: 13,035 nm (15,000 miles; 24,140 km)
Operators: United States




Armament



4 x 25mm Bushmaster autocannons
2 x Phalanx CIWSs (Close-In Weapon Systems)
8 x 12.7mm Heavy Machine Guns (HMGs)

Air Wing



Up to 2 x Sikorsky SH-60 Seahawk or similar helicopters.
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