The second USS La Salle (LPD-3/AGF-3) was built as a Raleigh-class amphibious transport dock and later served as a command ship in the United States Navy.
La Salle was named for the city in Illinois that was in turn named after René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle.
Her keel was laid down by New York Naval Shipyard, Brooklyn, New York, on 2 April 1962. She was launched on 3 August 1963 sponsored by Mrs. Victor M. Longstreet, and commissioned on 22 February 1964 with Captain Edward H. Winslow, USN in command.
Class and type: Raleigh-class amphibious transport dock
9,559 long tons (9,712 t) light
13,634 long tons (13,853 t) full
4,075 long tons (4,140 t) dead
522 ft (159 m) o/a
500 ft (150 m) w/l
107 ft (33 m) extreme
84 ft (26 m) w/l
22 ft (6.7 m) maximum
23 ft (7.0 m) limit
Speed: 23 knots (43 km/h; 26 mph)
Complement: 72 officers, 593 men, 24 Marines As AGF 750 Marines as LPD
Armament: 8 × 3″/50 caliber guns
Aircraft carried: one helicopter