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USS Inchon (LPH-12)

Inchon was redesignated a Mine Countermeasures Command and Support Ship, MCS-12, 6 March 1995, and converted at Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, MS. between March 1995 and 28 May 1996. She was assigned to the Active Naval Reserve Force, 30 September 1996. On October 30, 2001 she suffered a boiler room fire while tied up pierside and severe damage was done to her propulsion; the decision was made at that time to decommission her rather than repair her.



Inchon was decommissioned, 20 June 2002, at NS Ingleside, Texas.



She was laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, at Philadelphia, PA. She was stricken from the Naval Vessel Register 24 May 2004 and sunk, on 5 December 2004 at 36░ 42.30' N 71░ 40.00' W, in 2,150 fathoms (3.9 km) of water, 207 NM (383 km) east of Virginia Beach, VA.