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<th height="30" style="background-color: #B0C4DE; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle;">Career </th> <th style="background-color: #B0C4DE; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle;">Flag of the United States.svg</th> </tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Namesake:</td><td> Comstock Lode in Nevada</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Ordered:</td><td> 26 November 1984</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Builder:</td><td> Avondale Shipbuilding New Orleans, LA.</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Laid down:</td><td> 27 October 1986</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Launched:</td><td> 16 January 1988</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Commissioned:</td><td> 3 February 1990</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Homeport:</td><td> Naval Base San Diego</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Identification:</td><td> International Call Sign "NCWK"</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Motto:</td><td> Teamwork, Drive, Courage</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Status:</td><td> in active service, as of 2020</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Badge:</td><td> USS Comstock LSD-45 Crest</td></tr>

<th colspan="2" height="30" style="background-color: #B0C4DE; text-align: center; vertical-align: middle;">General characteristics </th></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Class & type:</td><td> Whidbey Island Class</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Type:</td><td> Dock Landing Ship</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Displacement:</td><td> 11,099 tons (light)
16,190 tons (full)</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Length:</td><td> 609 ft (186 m)</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Beam:</td><td> 84 ft (26 m)</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Draft:</td><td> 21 ft (6.4 m)</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Propulsion:</td><td> 4 Colt Industries PC2.5V, 16-cylinder diesel engines, 2 shafts, 33,000 shp (25 MW)</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Speed:</td><td> 20+ knots (37+ km/h)</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Boats & landing
craft carried:</td><td> 5 LCACs or 21 LCM-6s</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Troops:</td><td> Marine detachment: 402 + 102 surge</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Complement:</td><td> 22 officers, 391 enlisted</td></tr><tr style="vertical-align:top;"><td>Armament:</td><td> 2 × 25 mm Mk 38 cannons
2 × 20 mm Phalanx CIWS mounts
6 × .50 caliber M2HB machine guns
2 RAM's.</td></tr>

USS Comstock (LSD-45) is a Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship of the United States Navy. She was the second Navy ship to be named for the Comstock Lode in Nevada. Discovered in 1859, it was one of the richest deposits of precious metals known in the world.

Comstock was laid down on 27 October 1986, by the Avondale Shipyards, New Orleans, La.; launched on 15 January 1988; and commissioned on 3 February 1990, under the command of CDR. R. H. Howe, USN. Comstock was the first USN combatant ship to have a fully integrated crew of male and female sailors.

As of 2002, Comstock is homeported at NS San Diego, California, and assigned to Expeditionary Strike Group 3.


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