USS Manitowoc (LST-1180)
|Career (United States)|
|Name:||USS Manitowoc (LST-1180)|
|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)|
|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|
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.
- 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.
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