Specifications of the USS Spiegel Grove
D: 6,8880 tons (12,150 fl)
S: 22.5 kts
Dim: 155.45 x 25.6 x 5.4 (5.8 max.)
A: 6/76.2-mm DP (II x 3)-LSD 34 also: 2/20-mm Mk 15 CIWS (I x 2)
Electron Equipt: Radar: 1/LN-66, 1/SPS-10, 1/SPS-6
M: 2 sets G.E. GT; 2 props; 24,000 hp
Range: 5,300/22.5; 10,00/20; 13,000
Boilers: 2 Babcock & Wilcox, 40.8kg/cm² pressure
Fuel: 1,390 tons
Man: 18 officers, 325 men + 318 troops
Remarks: Portable helicopter platform. Can carry 3 LCU, 18 LCM (6) or 9 LCM (6) in 119.2 x 14.6 well deck with 975 m² of vehicle parking space forward of the docking well. Two 50-ton cranes. Originally had 16 76.2-mm DP (II x 8) now have one mount forward to starboard, and two amidships. Two Mk 56 and 63 gunfire-control systems removed in 1977. Last active U.S. ships with SPS-6 air-search radar. Being decommissioned to reserve for retention for possible emergency mobilization; LSD 32 extended in active service two years, was to have decommissioned 30-98-87.
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USS Spiegel Grove History courtesy of the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
USS Spiegel Grove Images
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Last updated: 10 February 2002
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Archival Photographs Courtesy U.S. Naval Institute.