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U.S.S. SUMTER

(LST-1181)

THE GAMECOCK

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USS SUMTER (LST-1181 ) - a Newport-class tank landing ship

In Commission 1970 to 1993

LST-1181 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
NOV1967-Keel Date: 14 NOV 1967
at Naval Shipyard Philadelphia PA
DEC1969-Launch Date: 13 DEC 1969
JUN1970-Commissioned: 20 JUN 1970
JUN1971-JUL1971West Pac-Viet Nam
MAR1972-NOV1972West Pac-Viet Nam
MAR1972-DEC1972West Pac-Viet Nam
APR1972-JUL1972West Pac
MAY1972-JUN1972West Pac-Viet Nam
JUN1972- Shellback Initiation - 6 JUN 1972 - Pacific Ocean
JUL1972- Shellback Initiation - 6 JUL 1972 - Pacific Ocean
JUL1972- Shellback Initiation - 6 JUL 1972 - Pacific Ocean
DEC1973-DEC1973USS Sumpter Homport Change December 1973
APR1974-SEP1974Mediterranean
APR1974-APR1974Dry Dock
SEP1974-MAY1975Mediterranean
SEP1975-MAR1976Regular Overhaul
MAY1976-SEP1976North Atlantic
SEP1976-NOV1976North Atlantic
NOV1976-JAN1977Desert Shield
SEP1977-FEB1978Mediterranean
MAR1979-MAY1979Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
AUG1979-NOV1979Mediterranean
JUN1981-NOV1981Mediterranean
AUG1982-FEB1983Mediterranean-Lebanon
AUG1982-FEB1983Beirut Lebanon
JAN1983-JAN1983Guantanamo Bay
JUN1983-JUL1984Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
JUN1983-JUL1983Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
FEB1984-MAY1984Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
AUG1984-FEB1985Mediterranean
SEP1985-JAN1986North Atlantic
JUL1986-FEB1987Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
AUG1986-FEB1987North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
JUN1988-DEC1988UNITAS
JUL1988- Shellback Initiation - 12 JUL 1988 - Atlantic Ocean
OCT1988-Shellback Initiation - 15 OCT 1988 - Atlantic Ocean
JUL1990-Shellback Initiation - 13 JUL 1990 - Atlantic Ocean
JAN1991-JAN1991Desert Shield
JUN1991-DEC1991Mediterranean
JUN1991-DEC1991Desert Shield
JAN1992-JUL1992Mediterranean
NOV1992-APR1993Mediterranean
SEP1993-Decommissioned: 30 SEP 1993

LST-1181 General Specifications

Class: Newport-class tank landing ship

Complement: 14 Officers and 241 Enlisted

Displacement: 5190 tons

Length: 522 feet 3 inches

Beam: 69 feet 9 inches

Draft: 13 feet 6 in

Final Disposition: Disposed of through the Security Assistance Program (SAP) transferred cash sale ex-US fleet hull foreign military sale