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USS BRISTOL COUNTY

(LST-1198)

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USS BRISTOL COUNTY (LST-1198 ) - a Newport class tank landing ship

In Commission 1972 to 1946

LST-1198 Deployments - Major Events

Add a LST-1198 Shellback Initiation Add a LST-1198 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
FEB 1971 Keel Date: 13 FEB 1971
at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company
DEC 1971 Launch Date: 4 DEC 1971
AUG 1972 Commissioned: 5 AUG 1972
SEP 1973 - JAN 1974 West Pac-Viet Nam
SEP 1973 - JAN 1974 West Pac-Viet Nam
SEP 1973 - JAN 1974 West Pac-Viet Nam
OCT 1973 - Shellback Initiation - 26 OCT 1973 - Pacific Ocean
NOV 1973 - JAN 1974 West Pac-Viet Nam
APR 1974 - Shellback Initiation - 4 APR 1974 - Pacific Ocean
MAY 1974 - Shellback Initiation - 2 MAY 1974 - Pacific Ocean
JUN 1974 - DEC 1975 Kangaroo 1
JUN 1974 Shellback Initiation - 5 JUN 1974 - Pacific Ocean
JUN 1974 - Shellback Initiation - 5 JUN 1974 - Pacific Ocean
SEP 1977 - MAY 1978 Wes Pac deployment
OCT 1979 - Shellback Initiation - 13 OCT 1979 - Pacific Ocean
APR 1982 - OCT 1982 RIMPAC
JAN 1984 - JAN 1985 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JAN 1984 - JUL 1984 West Pac-Indian Ocean
APR 1986 - OCT 1986 West Pac
SEP 1986 - Shellback Initiation - 4 SEP 1986 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1988 - JUL 1988 West Pac
JUN 1989 - DEC 1989 West Pac
MAY 1991 - NOV 1991 West Pac-Indian Ocean-Persian Gulf
JUL 1993 - Shellback Initiation - 30 JUL 1993 - Pacific Ocean
JUL 1994 Decommissioned: 29 JUL 1994

LST-1198 General Specifications

Class: Newport class tank landing ship

Complement: 14 Officers and 210 Enlisted

Displacement: 5190 tons

Length: 522 feet

Beam: 70 feet

Draft: 19feet

Final Disposition: Sold to Morocco 16 August 1994