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USS Grant County (LST-1174)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - India - Oscar - Foxtrot

USS Grant County (LST-1174) was transferred to Brazil, renamed Duque de Caxias (G 26)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
Navy Expeditionary Medal (Cuba) - National Defense Service Medal - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (1-Cuba, 1-Dominican Republic)

LST-1171 DeSoto County Class Tank Landing Ship:
  • Laid down, 15 March 1956, at Avondale Marine Ways, Avondale, LA.
  • Launched, 12 October 1956
  • Commissioned USS Grant County (LST-1174), 17 December 1957, LCDR. R. B. Nichols in command
  • Decommissioned, 15 January 1973
  • Transferred (loaned) to Brazil, renamed Duque de Caxias (G 26), 15 January 1973
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 30 December 1977
  • Sold to Brazil under the Security Assistance Program, 1 February 1980
  • Decommissioned by the Brazilian Navy 8 February 2000
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 3,560 t.(lt) 7,823 t (fl)
    Length 446'
    Beam 62'
    Draft 18'
    Speed 17 kts.
    Complement 124
    Troop Capacity 706
    Boats four LCVPs
    Armament three twin 3"/50 gun mounts
    Propulsion six diesel engines, two shafts

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    Grant County 51k USS Grant County (LST-1174) under way, date and location unknown.
    Photo from Varamar Arts.
    Tommy Trampp
    Grant County 207k USS Grant County (LST-1174) under way, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Mike Smolinski
    Grant County 103k USS Grant County (LST-1174) under way in 1966, location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    Robert Hurst
    Grant County 105k USS Grant County (LST-1174) under way, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    Robert Hurst

    For more photos and information about USS Grant County, see;
  • Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
  • Welcome Aboard Pamphlet
  • The USS LST Ship Memorial
  • LST Home Port
  • State LST Chapters
  • United States LST Association

  • Commanding Officers
    01LCDR. Nichols, Ramon B.17 December 1957 - ?
    03LCDR. Lindsey Jr., Wesley ElvinJanuary 1963 - ?
    04LCDR. Deegan, Robert Francis1968 - 1970
    05LCDR. Larson, Gerold Joseph18 April 1970 - 30 October 1971
    06LCDR. Blasch, Lynn Paul30 October 1971 - 21 December 1972
    07LCDR. McKeown Jr., Thomas Josephno dates
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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