USS Fresno (LST-1182)
|Name:||USS Fresno (LST-1182)|
|Awarded:||15 July 1966|
|Builder:||National Steel and Shipbuilding Company|
|Laid down:||16 December 1967|
|Launched:||28 September 1968|
|Acquired:||1 November 1969|
|Commissioned:||22 November 1969|
|Decommissioned:||8 April 1993|
|Two battle stars|
|Status:||Transferred to the Peruvian Navy|
|Class & type:||Newport-class tank landing ship|
|Displacement:||approx. 8,500 long tons (8,600 t)|
|Length:||522 ft 0 in (159.11 m)|
|Beam:||70 ft 0 in (21.34 m)|
|Draft:||17.4 ft (5.30 m)|
|Propulsion:||6 diesels; 16,000 hp (12,000 kW); bow thruster|
|Speed:||20 knots (37.0 km/h)|
|Complement:||14 officers, 210 enlisted and approx. 350 embarked troops|
|Armament:||2 twin 3"/50 gun mounts, 5 emplacements for .50 cal machine guns|
|Aircraft carried:||helicopter platform only|
USS Fresno was the 4th ship in the Newport class tank landing ships. Fresno was named for a city and county in California. She was laid down on 16 December 1967 at San Diego, California, by the National Steel & Shipbuilding Company; launched on 28 September 1968; sponsored by Mrs. Marilyn Hyde; and commissioned on 22 November 1969 with Commander Stanislaus J. Sowinski in command.
Assigned to the Amphibious Force, Pacific Fleet, and homeported at San Diego, California, Fresno alternated amphibious training operations along the west coast of the United States with regular, extended deployments to the western Pacific. She continued this regimen into 1990. Fresno saw extensive service during the latter stages of the Vietnam War. Fresno was berthed at the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF), Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. In 2009, along with Racine, Fresno was sold to the Peruvian Navy.
Fresno earned two engagement stars for Vietnam service.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain. The entry can be found here.
- "Perú compra helicópteros "Sea King" y recibe 2 buques de desembarco de EE.UU.". ADN (in Spanish). March 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-30.
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