USS OGDEN LPD 5
USS Ogden (LPD 5) an Austin-class amphibious transport dock, was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for Ogden, Utah. She was laid down on February 4, 1963 by the New York Naval Shipyard, launched on June 27, 1964, sponsored by Mrs. Laurence J. Burton, and commissioned at New York City on June 19, 1965, with Captain Floyd M. Symons in command.
After training off Norfolk, The Ogden arrived in San Diego Oct. 29 to join the Pacific Fleet and complete her initial training. In her first year of service she deployed twice to South Vietnam (Feb. 8 through April 4, 1966 and May 16 through July 7, 1966), bringing Marines and their equipment to the Vietnam War. On her return passages, she brought damaged vehicles home for repair. During the summer of 1966, she conducted experiments with aircraft capable of vertical or short landing and take-off.
December 1, 2001 USS Ogden departed homeport, nearly 2 months early, as part of USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) Amphibious Ready Group, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
January 27, 2002 While transferring personnel from USS Greeneville (SSN 772) to USS Ogden, about 40 nautical miles off the coast of Oman, the hull of amphibious transport dock ship and Greeneville's stern plate came into contact which resulted in a rupture to one of Ogden's fuel tanks. The 5-by-18-inch long rupture was below the waterline at the back on the right side. Both ships continued to operate safely and submarine headed toward Diego Garcia for an underwater assessment.
June 18, LPD 5 returned to Naval Station San Diego after a six-and-a-half month underway period.
August 22, 2003 USS Ogden, along with USS Peleliu (LHA 5) Expeditionary Strike Group One, departed San Diego for a scheduled deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. An ESG constitutes a new naval strike force designed to equip amphibious forces with added firepower and operational capabilities.
March 9, 2004 USS Ogden returned to homeport after a six-and-a-half month deployment in the Persian Gulf.
August 4, 2005 The Ogden, commanded by Cmdr. Michael P. Taylor, recently arrived in Seattle, Wash., to participate in Seattle’s Seafair 2005.
August 13, LPD 5 pulled to Kodiak Island, Alaska, for a port visit during the joint exercise Alaska Shield/Northern Edge '05.
August 20, The amphibious transport dock ship pulled to Ketchikan, located in the heart of Tongass National Forest, for three-day port visit after successfully completing Northern Edge 2005.
February 15, 2006 USS Ogden, commanded by Cmdr. James Hruska, departed San Diego for a scheduled western Pacific deployment, with the USS Peleliu ESG-3 and 11th MEU, in support of the Global War on Terrorism.
May 16, USS Ogden, the Navy's oldest active amphibious ship, is currently serving as the Afloat Forward Staging Base (AFSB) for the multinational maritime coalition operating in the North Persian Gulf. As the AFSB for Commander, Task Group (CTG) 158.1, the 41-year-old amphibious transport dock is providing logistical support for the various forces that are protecting Iraq's territorial waters and oil platforms, as well as serving as a training platform for Iraqi sailors and marines. She is scheduled for decommissioning in early 2007.
August 5, USS Ogden arrived in Naval Station Pearl Harbor for the final port visit before returning to San Diego.
August 16, LPD 5 returned to homeport after a six-month underway period to the western Pacific and the Persian Gulf.
October 1, The amphibious transport dock pulled to San Diego for a San Diego's Fleet Week celebration.
Febryary 21, 2007 USS Ogden was decommissioned after more than 40 years, during a ceremony held abord the ship in San Diego.
July 10, 2014 The ex-USS Ogden was sunk during a sinking exercise (SINKEX), as part of a multinational exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014, 55 nautical miles northwest of Kauai, Hawaii.