USS Manitowoc (LST-1180)

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For other ships of the same name, see USS Manitowoc.
USS Manitowoc (LST-1180)
Career (United States)
Name: USS Manitowoc (LST-1180)
Namesake: Manitowoc, Wisconsin
Ordered: 29 December 1965
Builder: Philadelphia Naval Shipyard
Laid down: 27 February 1967
Launched: 4 January 1969
Acquired: 1 April 1970
Commissioned: 24 January 1970
Decommissioned: 30 June 1993
Struck: 23 July 2002
Fate: Disposed of through the Security Assistance Program (SAP), transferred, cash sale, ex-US fleet hull foreign military sale case number assigned (Taiwan), 29 September 2000
Career (Republic of China)
Name: ROCS Chung Ho (LST-232)
Fate: In service
General characteristics
Class & type: Newport class tank landing ship
Displacement: 5,190 long tons (5,273.3 t) (light),
8,792 long tons (8,933.1 t) (full)
Length: 522 ft (159.11 m) overall, 500 ft (152.4 m) at the waterline.
Beam: 70 ft (21.3 m)
Draft: 19 ft (5.79 m)
Propulsion: 6 EMD 16-645E http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EMD_645_diesel engines, 16,000 brake horsepower, two shafts, Twin Controllable Pitch Screws
Bow Thruster - Single Screw, Controllable Pitch,
Speed: 20+ knots (37+ km/h)
Troops: Marine detachment:360 plus 40 surge
Complement: 14 officers, 210 enlisted

USS Manitowoc (LST 1180) was the second ship of the Newport class LST in the United States Navy. Built at Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. Powered by six GMC V-16 turbocharged diesels.

The second Manitowoc (LST‑1180) was laid down as LST‑1180 by Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 27 February 1967; named Manitowoc 21 March 1967; launched 4 January 1969; sponsored by Mrs. Gaylord Nelson; and commissioned 24 January 1970.

Manitowoc conducted two deployments off Vietnam during 1971 and 1972. She later carried troops to Lebanon during the intervention there in 1982 and withdrew them the next year. The tank landing ship then participated in the Grenada operations during October and November 1983. The LST also participated in the Persian Gulf War before decommissioning on 30 June 1993. The ship was then transferred to the Republic of China through the Security Assistance Program on 29 September 2000.

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