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U.S.S. NEWPORT

(LST-1179)

FIRST IN ITS CLASS!

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USS NEWPORT (LST-1179), a Newport-class tank landing ship

in Commission 1969 to 1992

LST-1179 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
NOV1966-Keel Date: 1 NOV 1966
FEB1968-Launch Date: 3 FEB 1968
JUN1969-Commissioned: 7 JUN 1969
JUL1969-NOV1970 was our shakedown/Gitmo cruise..not a Caribbean Cruise
JUL1969-NOV1970Caribbean
MAY1970-SEP1970Caribbean
APR1971-OCT1971Mediterranean
AUG1972-OCT1972Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
AUG1972-OCT1972North Atlantic
AUG1972-AUG1972Caribbean
NOV1973-JUN1974Regular Overhaul
JUN1974-NOV1974Guantanamo Bay
AUG1974-AUG1974Guantanamo Bay
JAN1975-MAR1975Caribbean
OCT1975-DEC1975North Atlantic
MAR1976-MAR1976Caribbean
JUN1976-DEC1976Mediterranean
JUN1977-JUN1977Caribbean
SEP1977-SEP1977Albany NY Navy League Visit
NOV1977-FEB1978Flooding No.1 Engine Room
FEB1978-AUG1978Mediterranean
SEP1978-SEP1979Regular Overhaul
OCT1979-NOV1979Guantanamo Bay
FEB1980-FEB1980North Atlantic
MAR1980-MAR1980Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
JUL1980-JUL1980Caribbean
AUG1980-FEB1981North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
NOV1980-Shellback Initiation - 5 NOV 1980 - Indian Ocean
FEB1981-Shellback Initiation - 8 FEB 1981 - Indian Ocean
JAN1982-APR1982Mediterranean-Indian Ocean
MAR1982-MAR1982#3 Eng Room Fire off of Berbera Somalia
APR1982-DEC1982Major Repairs in Yards
DEC1982-DEC1982Guantanamo Bay
JAN1983-APR1983North Atlantic
SEP1984-FEB1985Mediterranean
SEP1984- Shellback Initiation - 9 SEP 1984 - Atlantic Ocean
APR1986-APR1986Caribbean
AUG1986-AUG1986North Atlantic
JAN1987-AUG1987Mediterranean
MAR1988-MAY1988Caribbean
SEP1988-NOV1988North Atlantic
JAN1989-JUN1989Mediterranean
SEP1989-MAR1990Regular Overhaul
APR1990-APR1990Guantanamo Bay
SEP1990-MAR1991Mediterranean-West Africa
DEC1990-Shellback Initiation - 7 DEC 1990 - Atlantic Ocean
NOV1991-JUN1992Mediterranean
SEP1992-Decommissioned: 30 SEP 1992

LST-1179 General Specifications

Class: Newport class tank landing ship

Complement: 14 Officers and 210 Enlisted

Displacement: 5190 tons

Length: 522 feet

Beam: 70 feet

Draft: 19 feet

Final Disposition: Sold to Mexico



USS NEWPORT (LST-1179)



The third Newport was laid down 1 November 1966 by the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard Philadelaphia Pa.; launched 3 February 1968; sponsored by Mrs. Claiborne Pell; and commissioned 7 June 1969.

As the first of a new class of LST she is unlike any other LST previously built. She can steam twice as fast as her World War II predecessors and carry over twice as many troops. She has an over the bow ramp instead of the usual bow doors and a stern gate to enable her to off load from both ends simultaneously.

Assigned to Amphibious Squadron 8 and home ported at Little Creek Va., Newport carried out a vigorous training program to prepare for active service in the Fleet.

[Note: The above USS NEWPORT (LST-1179) history may or may not contain text provided by crew members of the USS NEWPORT (LST-1179) or by other non-crew members and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]