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TERREBONNE PARISH tank landing ships (1952 - 1954)


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Terrell County 1959

Ships


No Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
LST1156 7/1955- Terrebonne Parish 316 Bath Iron Wks 2.1.1952 9.8.1952 21.11.1952 to Spain 10.1971 (Velasco)
LST1157 7.1955- Terrell County 317 Bath Iron Wks 3.3.1952 6.12.1952 14.3.1953 to Greece 3.1971 (Οινούσσαι [Oinoussai])
LST1158, 6.1972- T-LST1158 7.1955- Tioga County 318 Bath Iron Wks 16.6.1952 11.4.1953 20.6.1953 stricken 11.1973
LST1159 7.1955- Tom Green County 319 Bath Iron Wks 2.9.1952 2.7.1953 12.9.1953 to Spain 1.1972 (Conde de Venadito)
LST1160, 6.1972- T-LST1160 7.1955- Traverse County 320 Bath Iron Wks 18.12.1952 3.10.1953 19.12.1953 stricken 11.1973, to Peru (Eten)
LST1161 7.1955- Vernon County 573 Ingalls, Pascagoula 14.4.1952 25.11.1952 18.5.1953 to Venezuela 6.1973 (Amazonas)
LST1162, 4.1972- T-LST1162 7.1955- Wahkiakum County 574 Ingalls, Pascagoula 21.7.1952 23.1.1953 13.8.1953 stricken 11.1973
LST1163, 5.1972- T-LST1163 7.1955- Waldo County 575 Ingalls, Pascagoula 4.8.1952 17.5.1953 17.9.1953 stricken 11.1973, to Peru (Pisco)
LST1164, 5.1972- T-LST1164 7.1955- Walworth County 576 Ingalls, Pascagoula 22.9.1952 15.5.1953 26.10.1953 stricken 11.1973, to Peru (Paita)
LST1165, 1.1973- T-LST1165 7.1955- Washoe County 577 Ingalls, Pascagoula 1.12.1952 14.7.1953 30.11.1953 stricken 11.1973, to Peru (Callao)
LST1166, 2.1973- MSS2 7.1955- Washtenaw County 372 Christy SB, Sturgeon Bay 29.11.1951 22.11.1952 29.10.1953 special device minesweeper 2.1973, stricken 8.1973
LST1167 7.1955- Westchester County 373 Christy SB, Sturgeon Bay 11.1.1952 18.4.1953 10.3.1954 to Turkey 8.1974 (Serdar)
LST1168 7.1955- Wexford County 374 Christy SB, Sturgeon Bay 27.2.1952 28.11.1953 15.6.1954 to Spain 10.1971 (Martín Álvarez)
LST1169 7.1955- Whitfield County 375 Christy SB, Sturgeon Bay 21.11.1952 22.8.1953 14.9.1954 stricken 8.1976, to Greece (Κος [Kos])
LST1170 7.1955- Windham County 376 Christy SB, Sturgeon Bay 21.4.1953 22.5.1954 15.12.1954 to Turkey 6.1973 (Ertuğrul)


Technical data


Displacement standard, t2590
Displacement full, t5777
Length, m

117.1

Breadth, m

17.1

Draught, m

4.90

No of shafts2
Machinery

4 General Motors diesels

Power, h. p.6000
Max speed, kts

15.5

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts)15000(9)
Armament

3 x 2 - 76/50 Mk 33, 5 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10, helicopter deck

Military load10 tanks or 17 LVTP or 2000t of cargo, 391 marines, 3 LCVP, 1 LCPL
Electronic equipmentSPS-10, 2x Mk 34, SPN-11/13 radars
Complement205


Standard scale images


<i>Terrebonne Parish </i>1963
Terrebonne Parish 1963
<i>Washoe County </i>1966
Washoe County 1966


Graphics


<i>Terrell County </i>1959
Terrell County 1959


Project history

Probably the greatest disappointment of the early postwar amphibious programme was the failure to develop a fast LST. Quite radical schemes were tried, including a design with bow propellers, which would turn its blunt stern to the beach, and one with a long false bow. Instead, a maximun speed of 15kts was accepted, and these fifteen ships were modified experimental units (LST1153 and 1154) laid down at the end of the Second World War, with diesel plants replacing the steam engines of the earlier ships. All had increased troop accommodation, greater tank and cargo capacity and improved discharge arrangements as compared to wartime LSTs. Thus they had a powered vehicle turntable, hydraulic bow doors, heavier ramps, and pontoon causeways. Their hull lines were also finer than those of earlier LSTs, and they had reversible pitch propellers.

The entire LST1156 class was authorised (as SCB-9) under the FY52 programme, as part of the renaissance of the amphibious force after the demonstration of its continued value during the Korean War

Modernizations

1950s, all: - 5 x 1 - 20/70

1973, Washtenaw County: was converted to 'special device minesweeper' (MSS), some kind of renaissance of WWII-era mine destructor vessel and was used for sweeping fairwaters in Vietnam.

Naval service

No significant events.