USS Fresno (LST-1182)

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Career (USA)
Name:USS Fresno (LST-1182)
Namesake:Fresno, California
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
Honors and
awards:
Two battle stars
Status:Transferred to the Peruvian Navy
General characteristics
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
 
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USS Fresno (LST-1182) stbd beam view.jpg
Career (USA)
Name:USS Fresno (LST-1182)
Namesake:Fresno, California
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
Honors and
awards:
Two battle stars
Status:Transferred to the Peruvian Navy
General characteristics
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.[1]

Fresno earned two engagement stars for Vietnam service.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Perú compra helicópteros "Sea King" y recibe 2 buques de desembarco de EE.UU.". ADN (in Spanish). March 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-30.