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LST 1179 Newport  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1969
Total Production: 20
Also Known As: Chung Ho, Hernan Cortes, Kanimbla, Mattoso Maia, Papaloapan, Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdallah, Sri Indera Putera and Valdivia
Origin: United States of America
Parent System: LST 1179 Newport
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1969
Total Production: 20
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Description: LST 1179 Newport class of Tank Landing Ships were designed to transport and deliver onshore heavy armored vehicles in support of amphibious operations. In addition, Newport ships are able to transport cargo and troops and to off loading amphibious vehicles directly into water. Typically these ships can carry 29 heavy vehicles and up to 350 fully equipped troops. Newport ships are powered by six diesel engines allowing for a top speed of 20 knots. Mk 15 Phalanx provides protection against threats at short ranges.

The US Navy commissioned 20 Newport class Tank Landing Ships between 1969 and 1972. They were deployed successfully in support of operation Desert Shield in 1990. As of 2005, all Newport class ships have been decommissioned by the US Navy. Only international navies, which received leased ex-US Navy ships, continue to operate them.

LST 1179 Newport Specifications

Crew: 224
Troops: 400
Beam: 21.3 meter (70 foot)
Length: 159 meter (522 foot)
Total Combined Power: 16,000 shp (11.9 MW)
Top Speed: 10.3 mps (20.0 knot)
Full Displacement: 8,800 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

LST 1179 Newport News

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on 23 Nov 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009FMS: Peru Requests Refurbishment of Two NEWPORT Class Landing Ship Tanks

Operators & Related Equipment


Grand Total 319
Protection Systems
Mk 15 Phalanx Block 0x4

LST 1179 Newport Ship Listing

SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
LST 1184 USS Frederick-1970-
L51 Kanimbla-2000-
L52 Manoora-2001-
G28 Mattoso Maia-1994-
93 Valdivia-1995-
1505 Sri Indera Putera-1994-
A411 Papaloapan-2001-
407 Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdallah-1994-
L41 Hernan Cortes-19942011
L42 Pizarro-19952012
232 Chung Ho-1997-
233 Chung Ping-1997-

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