USS Denver (LPD-9)
USS Denver (LPD-9), an Austin-class amphibious transport dock, is the third ship of United States Navy to bear this name. Denver’s keel was laid 7 July 1964 at Lockheed Shipbuilding and Construction Company, Seattle, Washington. She was launched 23 January 1965, christened by Mrs. John A. Love, wife of the Governor of Colorado, and commissioned 26 October 1968. Denver is currently the second oldest active ship in US service, following the aircraft carrier Enterprise.
Read more about USS Denver (LPD-9): Role in The SS Columbia Eagle Mutiny, Vietnam War, 1975, 1984, Collision With USNS Yukon, Typhoon Morakot, 2009 Sumatra Earthquakes, 2010 Fall Patrol, 2011, Decommissioning