USS Comstock (LSD-45)
is a Whidbey
Island-class dock landing
of the United States
. 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
was the first USN combatant ship to have a fully
integrated crew of male and female sailors.
2006, Comstock is homeported at NS San
Diego, California, and assigned to Expeditionary Strike Group