ARM Rio Papaloapan A411
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|Lukasz Blaszczak on Mar 21, 2010 13:00 (7 years ago)|
It`s tank landing ship ARM Papaloapan (A-411) ex USS Newport (LST-1179) class Newport.
Laid down, 1 November 1966, at Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Philadelphia, PA.
Launched, 3 February 1968
Commissioned USS Newport (LST-1179), 7 June 1969, CDR. Derwin T. Lamb in command
Decommissioned, 1 October 1992
Laid up in the Naval Ship Inactive Maintenance Facility (NISMF) Portsmouth, VA., maintenance category C
Struck from the Naval Register, 13 July 2001
Transferred, cash sale to Mexico, 23 May 2001, under terms of the Military Assistance Program, renamed ARM Sonora (A-4)
Named changed to ARM Papaloapan (A-411) in the fall of 2001
Class and type: Newport class tank landing ship
Displacement: 5,190 tons (light),
8,792 tons (full)
Length: 522 ft (159.11 m) overall,
500 ft (152.40 m) at the waterline.
Beam: 70 ft (21.34 m)
Draft: 19 ft (5.79 m)
Propulsion: 6 diesel engines, 16,000 brake horsepower, two shafts, Twin Controllable Pitch Screws
Bow Thruster - Single Screw, Controllable Pitch,
Speed: 20+ knots (37+ km/h)
Capacity: 19,000 sq ft (1,765.2 m2), capacity of 29 tanks or 30 AAVs.
Troops: Marine detachment:
360 plus 40 surge
14 officers, 210 enlisted
Armament: 4 three-inch/50 caliber guns in two twin-barrel mounts
1 × 20 mm Phalanx CIWS mounts.
Motto: "First in Her Class"
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