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USS Barbour County (LST-1195)

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Career
Awarded: July 1968
Laid down: 7 November 1970
Launched: 15 May 1971
Commissioned: 12 February 1972
Decommissioned: 30 March 1992
Stricken: 31 July 2001
Fate: Sunk as a target ship
6 April 2004
General characteristics
Displacement: 8,792 tons full load
Length: 522 ft (159.1 m)
Beam: 70 ft (21.3 m)
Draft: 19 ft (5.8 m)
Propulsion: 6 × diesels; 16,000 hp; 2 × shafts; Single screw controllable pitch bow thruster
Speed: 20 knots (37 km/h)
Complement: 14 officers, 210 enlisted, 360-400 embarked troops
Armament:

Cargo: 17,300 ft² (1,607 m²) vehicle, 2000 tons total (500 when beaching)
USS Barbour County (LST-1195) was named after Barbour County, Alabama & Barbour County, West Virginia. She was laid down on 7 November 1970 at San Diego, California, by the National Steel and Shipbuilding Corporation; launched on 15 May 1971. John G. Shimming was in command.

Barbour County was the seventeenth ship of the Newport class amphibious ships.

The USS Barbour County's was sunk on 6 April, 2004. The ship was sunk as a target ship by AGM-65 and AGM-84 damage at location: 022° 57' 20.0" North, 160° 05' 01.5" West Depth: 2560 fathoms Tonnage: 8500

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