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U.S.S. BARNSTABLE COUNTY

(LST-1197)

PONTIFEX MAXIMUS (SUPREME LEADER

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USS BARNSTABLE COUNTY (LST-1197 ) - a Newport class tank landing ship

In Commission 1972 to 1994

LST-1197 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
DEC1970-Keel Date: 19 DEC 1970
at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company San Diego CA
OCT1971-Launch Date: 2 OCT 1971
MAY1972-Commissioned: 27 MAY 1972
MAY1974-NOV1974Mediterranean
JAN1976-JUL1976Mediterranean
AUG1976-NOV1976North Atlantic
FEB1977-APR1977Caribbean
SEP1977-DEC1977Dry Dock
SEP1977-DEC1977Regular Overhaul
DEC1977-MAY1978Regular Overhaul
MAY1978-JUN1978Sea Trials
AUG1978-OCT1978North Atlantic
JAN1979-JUN1979Mediterranean
SEP1979-NOV1979Mediterranean
FEB1980-FEB1980Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
JUN1980-NOV1980Mediterranean-Indian Ocean
JUN1980-NOV1980Mediterranean
JUL1980- Shellback Initiation - 25 JUL 1980 - Indian Ocean
JUL1980-Shellback Initiation - 28 JUL 1980 - Indian Ocean
JUL1980-JUL1980Mediterranean-Indian Ocean
AUG1980-AUG1980Mediterranean
MAY1982-AUG1982Blue Nose - Arctic Circle
OCT1983-OCT1983Grenada
OCT1983-MAY1984Mediterranean-Lebanon
JUL1985-DEC1985Mediterranean
MAR1987-JAN1988UNITAS
JUL1987- Shellback Initiation - 11 JUL 1987 - Atlantic Ocean
JUL1987-Shellback Initiation - 11 JUL 1987 - Atlantic Ocean
MAY1989-NOV1989Mediterranean
MAY1990-NOV1990West Africa
AUG1990-Shellback Initiation - 6 AUG 1990 - Atlantic Ocean
JUL1991-DEC1991UNITAS
AUG1991-Shellback Initiation - 9 AUG 1991 - Indian Ocean
SEP1991- Shellback Initiation - 10 SEP 1991 - Pacific Ocean
JAN1993-SEP1993Desert Shield
FEB1993-AUG1993Somalia
FEB1993-SEP1993Desert Shield
JUL1993- Shellback Initiation - 5 JUL 1993 - Indian Ocean
JUL1993-Shellback Initiation - 15 JUL 1993 - Indian Ocean
JUN1994-Decommissioned: 29 JUN 1994

LST-1197 General Specifications

Class: Newport class tank landing ship

Named for: Barnstable County

Complement: 14 Officers and 210 Enlisted

Displacement: 8792 tons

Length: 522 feet

Beam: 70 feet

Flank Speed: 20 knots

Final Disposition: Sold to the Spanish Navy