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  Blue Ridge 1971

Ships


No Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
LCC19 Blue Ridge   Philadelphia N Yd 27.2.1967 4.1.1969 14.11.1970 in service (2019)
LCC20 Mount Whitney 593 Newport News 8.1.1969 8.1.1970 16.1.1971 in service (2019)


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

LCC19: 13077

LCC20: 12846

Displacement full, t

LCC19: 19648

LCC20: 19760

Length, m

176.8 wl 189.0 oa

Breadth, m

25.0 wl 32.9 ext

Draught, m

8.20

No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 set General Electric geared steam turbines, 2 Foster Wheeler boilers

Power, h. p.

22000

Max speed, kts

21.5

Fuel, t

oil 2800

Endurance, nm(kts)

13000(16)

Armament

2 x 2 - 76/50 Mk 33, helicopter deck for 1 SH-3H Sea King

Military load

700 persons flag; 700 troops, 3 LCP, 2 LCVP

Electronic equipment

LN-66, SPS-10F, SPS-40C, SPS-48C, 2x Mk 35 radars, NTDS, ACIS, NIPS CCS

Complement

720



Standard scale images


<i>Blue Ridge </i>1990
Blue Ridge 1990
<i>Blue Ridge </i>2014
Blue Ridge 2014
<i>Blue Ridge </i>1979
Blue Ridge 1979
<i>Blue Ridge </i>2000
Blue Ridge 2000
<i>Blue Ridge </i>1970
Blue Ridge 1970


Graphics


  <i>Blue Ridge</i> 1971
  Blue Ridge 1971
<i>Blue Ridge </i> 2008
Blue Ridge 2008


BLUE RIDGE command ships (1970 - 1971)