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LSD 29 USS PLYMOUTH ROCK DOCK LANDING SHIP MILITARY PATCH

USS PLYMOUTH ROCK

SIZE:  4 1/2" Round

USS Plymouth Rock (LSD-29) was a Thomaston-Class dock landing ship of the United States Navy, named for Plymouth Rock, the legendary landing site of the Pilgrims in 1620. Plymouth Rock was laid down by Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp., Pascagoula, Mississippi on 4 May 1953; launched on 7 May 1954; sponsored by Mrs. Francis C. Denebrink; and  commissioned on 29 November 1954, Commander D. Bontecou in command. Plymouth Rock was decommissioned on 30 September 1983 and transferred to the Maritime Administration on 8 November 1989 and laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet. Her name was struck from the Navy List on 24 February 1992 and she was sold for scrapping, 25 August 1995, to Peck Recycling, Richmond, Virginia, for $268,707.

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