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Vietnam War Campaigns
|Campaign and Dates||Campaign and Dates|
|Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase VII
22 May to 18 June 1971
19 to 21 June 1971
27 April to 31 May 1972
22 May to 18 June 1972
11 to 14 July 1972
1 August to 2 August 1972
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|233k||Sumter (LST-1181) stands ready for christening and commissioning, 20 June 1970, at Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Philadelphia, PA.||Dale Hargrave|
|364k|| Mrs Nancy Thurmond, wife of Senator Strom Thurmond (and Miss South Carolina 1965), christening Sumter (LST-1181). 13 December
1969, at Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Philadelphia, PA.
US Navy photos.
|355k||Commissioning Ceremony, 20 June 1970, at Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Philadelphia, PA.
US Navy photos.
Commissioning ceremony guests
Crew manning the ship
|201k||USS Sumter (LST-1181), 20 June 1970, moored pierside at Philadelphia Naval Shipyard during her Commissioning
US Navy photos
|268k||USS Sumter (LST-1181) under way soon after her commissioning, 20 June 1970, at Philadelphia Naval Shipyard.
US Navy photo
|90k||USS Sumter (LST-1181) under way, date and location unknown, displaying some characteristic features of the Newport class, such as the tunnel through the superstructure (in this case, with a truck emerging), permitting the entire upper deck to be used for vehicles. When this photograph was taken, the ship still had two enclosed 3"/50s, but their directors had been landed (note the empty tubs forward of the mounts). Also visible is the bow ramp folded back on deck abaft the gallows used to deploy it.
US Navy photo and text from "U.S. Amphibious Ships and Craft: An Illustrated Design History" by Norman Friedman.
|468k||USS Sumter (LST-1181) under way, date and location unknown.||Ed Zajkowski|
|36k||USS Sumter (LST-1181) under way, date and location unknown.||Adrian A. Anderson|
|20k||USS Sumter (LST-1181) at anchor, date and location unknown.||Adrian A. Anderson|
|50k||USS Sumter (LST-1181) at anchor, date and location unknown.||Adrian A. Anderson|
|33k||USS Sumter (LST-1181) at anchor, date and location unknown.||Adrian A Anderson|
|375k||USS Sumter (LST-1181) at anchor off Rapallo (Genoa), Italy in 1981||Photo by Carlo Martinelli|
|53k||USS Sumter (LST-1181) conducting amphibious exercises, date and location unknown.||Adrian A Anderson|
|50k||USS Sumter (LST-1181) conducting amphibious exercises, date and location unknown.||Adrian A Anderson|
|88k||USS Sumter (LST-1181) enters Miraflores Lock of the Panama Canal, date unknown.
US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, December 1988.
|Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.|
|49k||USS Sumter (LST-1181) conducting amphibious exercises, date and location unknown.||Adrian A Anderson|
|145k||USS Sumter (LST-1181) under way, date and location unknown.||LST Home Port web site|
|47k||USS Sumter (LST-1181) under way, date and location unknown.||LST Home Port web site|
|91k||USS Sumter (LST-1181) under way, date and location unknown.||Richard Leonhardt|
|252k||USS Sumter (LST-1181) under way, date and location unknown.||Tommy Trampp|
|80k||USS Sumter (LST-1181) moored at Harborside, Norfolk, VA., date unknown.||David LaPell|
|921k||USS Sumter (LST-1181) under way, 29 June 1991, with elements of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU) embarked while enroute to a Mediterranean deployment.
Defense Visual Information Center photo # DN-ST-91-11038, a US Navy photo by PH1 J. E. Westfall, now in the collections of the Defense Visual Information Center.
|15k||Transfer ceremony of USS Sumter (LST-1181) and USS Manitowoc (LST-1180) from the US Navy to the Republic of China at NAB Little Creek, VA., 8 May 1997.||LST Home Port web site|
|159k||USS Sumter (LST-1181) plaque.||Tommy Trampp|
|01||CDR. Hayes, James Clero||20 July 1970 - 8 February 1972|
|02||CDR. Karn Jr., Alvin Reuben||8 February 1972 - 27 August 1973|
|03||CDR. Adgent, Robert Boyd||27 August 1973 - 20 June 1975|
|04||CDR. Bolden, David Richard||20 June 1975 - 30 June 1977|
|05||CDR. Olds, Frederick Arthur||30 June 1977 - 30 July 1979|
|06||CDR. Reader, Robert James||30 July 1979 - 10 August 1981|
|07||CAPT. Jordan, James Francis, USN (USNA 1962)||10 August 1981 - 11 August 1983|
|08||CAPT. Pernini, James Kenellos||11 August 1983 - 8 November 1985|
|09||CDR. Ries, Stephen Hamilton, USN (USNA 1968)||8 November 1985 - 7 April 1987|
|10||CDR. Prevette Jr., Henry Slater, USN (USNA 1970)||7 April 1987 - 2 March 1990|
|11||CDR. Marsh, Willie Clyde :RADM||2 March 1990 - 23 January 1992|
|12||CDR. Lewis, Bruce Lee, USN (USNA 1974)||23 January 1992 - 4 September 1992|
|13||CDR. Marvin, George Rowe||4 September 1992 - 8 November 1992|
|14||CDR. Morris, Carl Albert||8 November 1992 - 30 September 1993|
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