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USS Waldo County (LST-1163)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
National Defense Service Medal - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (2-Cuba, 3-Dominican Republic)
USS Waldo County (LST-1163) was transferred to Peru and renamed BAP Pisco (DT-142)
LST-1156 Terrebonne Class Tank Landing Ship:
Laid down, 4 August 1952, at Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp, Pascagoula, MS.
Launched, 17 May 1953
Commissioned USS LST-1163, 17 September 1953, LCDR. Robert H. Steinkellner in command
Named USS Waldo County (LST-1163), 1 July 1955
Decommissioned, 21 December 1970
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Texas Group, Orange, TX.
Placed in service by the Military Sealift Command (MSC) as USNS Waldo County (T-LST-1163) (date unknown)
Placed out of service, date unknown
Transferred to the Maritime Administration for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
Leased to Peru, 7 August 1984; Renamed Pisco (BAP-142)
Sold outright to Peru and struck from the Naval Register, 26 April 1999
Current Disposition, active in Peruvian Navy
Displacement 2,590 t.(lt) 5,800 t.(fl)
Speed 14 kts.
Ships Company and Staff Officers 16
Ships Company and Staff Enlisted 189
Armament three twin 3"/50 gun mounts, five single 20mm gun mounts
four GM 16-278A Diesel engines, 6000shp
two controllable pitch propellers
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||USS Waldo County (LST 1163) underway, circa 1960, location unknown.
US Navy photo.
||USS Waldo County (LST 1163) loading Marines at Morehead City, NC., circa 1963.
||Photo by Jerry Search
||USS Waldo County (LST 1163) at anchor in 1976, location unknown.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 85022, courtesy of Donald McPherson.
|Tommy Trampp and
||USS Waldo County (LST-1163) underway in the Caribbean Sea, circa 1970.
||Reno Sassatelli, ISC(SW/AW) USN, Ret.
||USS Waldo County (LST-1163) plaque.
| BAP Pisco (DT-142)
||BAP Pisco (DT-142), ex-Waldo County (LST-1163) moored outboard of BAP Eten (DT-144), ex-Traverse County (LST-1160) at the Peruvian Naval Base at Calleo, October 2003. Also note BAP Guardian Rios (ARA-123) ex-Pinto (ATF-90} moored at left. Photo by Carlos Race
||Navy Military of Peru web site
USS Waldo County (LST-1163)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LCDR. Steinkellner, Robert H., USNR||17 September 1953 - ?|
|02||LCDR. Ewing, Robert Henry, USN (USNA 1945)||1956|
|03||LCDR. Curtis, Donald Putnam, USN (USNA 1945)||1959|
|04||LCDR. Harris Jr., Eli Paul||1960|
|05||LCDR. Lyon, Frederick Morris, USN||1967 - ?|
|06||CDR. Mesimer Jr., Grady Franklin, USN||1969|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
The USS LST Ship Memorial
LST Home Port
State LST Chapters
United States LST Association
Amphibious Squadron (12 CARIB 1-69 February - June 1969) Dependent's Guide
Last Updated 6 March 2020
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