USS New Orleans III

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New Orleans III LPH-11

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New Orleans III
(LPH-11: dp. 18,300, 1. 592', b. 84', dr. 26', s. 20 k., cpl. 528; a. 8 3"; cl. Iwo Jima)

The third New Orleans was laid down 1 March 1966 at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Philadelphia, Pa.; launched 3 February 1968 sponsored by Mrs. Arthur A. de la Houssaye and commissioned 16 November 1968, Captain G. M. Even in command.