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USS 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

Add a LST-1181 Shellback Initiation Add a LST-1181 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
NOV 1967 Keel Date: 14 NOV 1967
at Naval Shipyard Philadelphia PA
DEC 1969 Launch Date: 13 DEC 1969
JUN 1970 Commissioned: 20 JUN 1970
APR 1972 - JUL 1972 West Pac
APR 1972 - JUL 1972 West Pac
JUN 1972 - Shellback Initiation - 6 JUN 1972 - Pacific Ocean
JUL 1972 - Shellback Initiation - 6 JUL 1972 - Pacific Ocean
APR 1974 - SEP 1974 Mediterranean
APR 1974 - APR 1974 Dry Dock
SEP 1974 - MAY 1975 Mediterranean
SEP 1975 - MAR 1976 Regular Overhaul
SEP 1976 - NOV 1976 North Atlantic
NOV 1976 - JAN 1977 Desert Shield
SEP 1977 - FEB 1978 Mediterranean
AUG 1979 - NOV 1979 Mediterranean
JUN 1981 - NOV 1981 Mediterranean
AUG 1982 - FEB 1983 Mediterranean-Lebanon
AUG 1982 - FEB 1983 Beirut Lebanon
JAN 1983 - JAN 1983 Guantanamo Bay
JUN 1983 - JUL 1983 Blue Nose - Artic Circle
AUG 1984 - FEB 1985 Mediterranean
SEP 1985 - JAN 1986 North Atlantic
AUG 1986 - FEB 1987 North Atlantic-Med-Indian Ocean
JUN 1988 - DEC 1988 UNITAS
OCT 1988 - Shellback Initiation - 15 OCT 1988 - Atlantic Ocean
JUL 1990 - Shellback Initiation - 13 JUL 1990 - Atlantic Ocean
JUN 1991 - DEC 1991 Mediterranean
JUN 1991 - DEC 1991 Desert Shield
JAN 1992 - JUL 1992 Mediterranean
SEP 1993 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