USS Durham (LKA-114)
USS Durham (AKA-114/LKA-114) was a Charleston class amphibious cargo ship named after Durham, North Carolina. She served as a commissioned ship for 24 years and 9 months, and earned a total of 15 awards and campaign ribbons for her service.
USS Durham (LKA-114) off San Diego in 1989
|Builder:||Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co.|
|Laid down:||10 July 1967|
|Launched:||29 March 1968|
|Commissioned:||24 May 1969|
|Decommissioned:||25 February 1994|
|Struck:||31 August 2015|
|Fate:||To be sunk as a target|
|Class and type:||Charleston-class amphibious cargo ship|
|Length:||575 ft 6 in (175.41 m)|
|Beam:||82 ft (25 m)|
|Draft:||25 ft 5 in (7.75 m)|
|Boats & landing |
|18 × LCM-8 and LCM-6 landing craft|
|Complement:||50 officers, 592 men|
|Armament:||4 × twin 3"/50 caliber guns|
Durham was extensively involved in the Vietnam War.
In April 1975, Durham participated in Operation Frequent Wind, the evacuation of Saigon, Vietnam.
There is no DANFS entry for the ship.