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USS Fort Fisher LSD-40

USS FORT FISHER was the last ship in the ANCHORAGE-class of Dock Landing Ships and also the first ship in her class decommissioned.

Veterans: 14
Latest Activity: Jul 30, 2018

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My Time On The Fort

Started by Thomas L. Holderfield Feb 9, 2010. 0 Replies

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Comment by Sean Andrew Chapman on November 25, 2013 at 8:06am


  My father was QMC Richard F Chapman.  He was a plankowner and was stationed aboard The Fort as a Plankowner from 1972 - 1977.  I, too, was an honorary Plankowner since I was christened on the bridge the day of commissioning.  Just thought I would stop in and say hello. 


Sean Chapman  Former ET2, USN


Comment by William Gosse on December 9, 2012 at 5:26pm

I was stationed on the Fort from 1976 to 1979 as part of A Gang. In memory of Perl Harbor Day here are some photos I took around 1977 when we stop at Perl on our way over on West Pac.  Some of the photos include ships company visiting the Arizona Memorial.


Comment by Everett Carl Hopper on July 3, 2011 at 1:47am
I was stationed on her from 90 to 94 looking for any old shipmates that might be around. Was the BMC onboard her ship was a good ship met some really great chiefs aboard her.
Comment by Richard (Rusty) Hopp on January 16, 2011 at 12:58pm

My First ship ... reported onboard and met the ship in Subic while she was on the 75/76 Westpac.  Was part of OI Division.  Served on her for right at 4 years.  Have nothing but fond memories of the FORT.  This is a Picture of Rob Varney and Me (Rusty Hopp) in CIC during one of our WESTPACs ... Great Ship. 

Comment by David Bruce Shaffer on June 14, 2010 at 11:28am
I was precom in Boston and served on her from Nov 72 until Nov 73. I don't recognize any other names here, any plank owners out there besides me? Whether you joined the fisher in Charlsetown MA or Diego (precom crew) pop me an e-mail,
Looking for JP Shafer, John Getz and anyone else from the engine rooms or anyone else who used to party at the apartment in Long Beach.
Comment by Robert C. Long on July 27, 2009 at 12:02pm
I severed aboard "The Fort" from 1983-87 as an RM2/RM1. Made 2 Westpacs and took her to the yard period in Portland, OR in '86.
Comment by Michael J Sanchez on July 26, 2009 at 10:01pm
Below photos taken 1 April 1974 Okinawa, Japan, at Kin Blue Beach; Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, was disembarking the FF headed for Camp Hansen on Okinawa....
Comment by Michael J Sanchez on July 26, 2009 at 10:00pm

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