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Vietnam War Campaigns
|Campaigns and Dates||Campaigns and Dates|
10 to 30 September 1965
31 October to 4 November 1965
|Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase IV
4 April to 7 May 1968
|Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase III
15 December 1967 to 4 January 1968
16 to 29 January 1968
|Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase VII
19 to 29 July 1970
8 to 9- August 1970
6 to 11 November 1970
30 January to 15 March 1968
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| USS Wexford County (LST-1168)
|58k||Overhead view of USS Wexford County (LST-1168), circa 1967. Her deck is marked out as a helicopter landing area; ships of this class can land the heavy CH-46 Sea Knight and CH-53 Sea Stallion. She is armed with three 3"/50 twin rapid-fire gun mounts, introduced after Korea to replace the earlier 40mm Bofors weapons. The "shelves" along the sides of her hull are supports for pontoon causeway sections, often carried by LST's.
US Navy photo from DANFS
|57k||USS Wexford County (LST-1168) underway, date and location unknown.
US Navy photos
|Steve & Linda Snyder|
|58k||USS Wexford County (LST-1168) underway, circa 1967. Note that her deck is marked out as a helicopter landing area. Ships of this class could land the heavy CH-46 Sea Knight and CH-53 Sea Stallion helicopter. The "shelves" along the sides of her hull are supports for pontoon causeway sections, often carried by LST's.|
US Navy photo from DANFS.
|27k||USS Wexford County (LST-1168), at Naval Station San Diego, circa June 1968||Steve & Linda Snyder|
|104k||USS Wexford County (LST-1168) looking forward from the bridge. She is underway in heavy seas with a deck load of vehicles, date and place unknown.||Dan Callahan|
|58k||USS Wexford County (LST-1168) in dry dock, date and location unknown.||Dan Callahan|
|91k||From left to right USS Wexford County (LST-1168), USS Jerome County (LST-848), USS Polk County (LST-1084) and two unidentified LSTs conducting landing practice off San Diego, circa the 1960s.
Photograph received from USS Polk County, 1969.
US Navy photo # NH 68713 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
|US Naval Historical Center|
| Martin Alvarez (L-12)
Namesake - Martin Alvarez Galan Montemolín (Badajoz, 1766 - Brest, France 1801). Spanish military man who participated in the naval Battle of Cape St Vincent, 14 February 1797, that pitted Spain against England.
|61k||Ex-Wexford County (LST-1168) underway in Spanish service as Martin Alvarez (L-12), Alboran Sea, March 1985||Photo by Ignacio Lopez, ex member Armada Espanola|
|71k||Ex-Ronquil (SS-396), in Spanish naval service. Named after the Spanish submarine pioneer, Isaac Peral (S-32) is seen at Barcelona, Spain, 22 January 1983. Partially visible is Martin Alvarez (L-12).||Photo by Fabio Peña|
|68k||Martin Alvarez (L-12), at Barcelona, Spain. 22 January 1983. The aerial view provides a good view of the upper deck, which was used for vehicle storage, helicopter operations and VERTREP. The partially visible submarine was Isaac Peral (S 32).||Photo by Fabio Peña|
|66k||Martin Alvarez (L-12), at Barcelona, Spain. 23 January 1983.||Photo by Fabio Peña|
|93k||Martin Alvarez (L-12), at Barcelona, Spain. 23 January 1983.||Photo by Fabio Peña|
|89k||Martin Alvarez (L-12) at Barcelona, Spain. 23 January 1983.||Photo by Fabio Peña|
|561k||Martin Alvarez (L-12) moored at Barcelona, Spain. 21 January 1984. The small ship astern of Martín Álvarez. is the salvage vessel Poseidón (AS-01).||Photos by Fabio Peña|
|1506k||Martin Alvarez (L-12) moored outboard of Velasco (L-11) at Genoa, Italy, 31 October 1993.||Photo by Carlo Martinelli|
|702k||Martin Alvarez (L-12) underway in the harbor at Genoa, Italy, 1 November 1993.||Photo by Carlo Martinelli|
|01||LCDR. Vansant, Victor Willard||15 June 1954 - ?|
|02||LCDR. Bleakley Jr., Andrew||no dates|
|20||LCDR. Brown, Michael Jack, USN (USNA 1959)||July 1959 - ?|
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