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Fairfax County was the fifteenth ship of the twenty ship Newport tank landing ship class, which replaced the traditional bow door design LST. Two derrick arms support a thirty-ton, 112-foot bow ramp for the unloading of tanks and other vehicles ashore, additionally, amphibious vehicles can be launched from the tank deck via the ship's stern gate and the ship's flight deck can accommodate most Navy helicopter types
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|USS Fairfax County (LST-1193)
|98k||USS Fairfax County (LST-1193) and an unidentified LPH, date and place unknown. Note causeways loaded on both port and starboard sides aft of superstructure, vehicles on deck and LPH in background.||Donald J Holland SKC USN Ret
plank owner and crew member
October 1971 to September 1973
|63k||USS Fairfax County (LST-1193) underway in 1975. Photo by Charlie Nelson BT3 USS Shreveport (LPD-12)||Larry Schultz USS Fairfax County|
|61k||USS Fairfax County (LST-1193) at Barcelona, Spain, 26 November 1978. Note a pair of SATCOM antennas on the superstructure, port twin 3"/50 gun mount and amidships davits for four LCVPs (two on each side).||Photo by Fabio Peņa|
|51k||USS Fairfax County (LST-1193) at Barcelona, Spain, 26 November 1978. This view shows the ship's stern gate, slightly offset to port, with an anchor (used to help retract the ship off beach areas) on the starboard side.||Photo by Fabio Peņa|
|91k||USS Fairfax County (LST-1193) at Barcelona, Spain, 12 December 1978. This view of the bow section shows details of the derrick arms, bow doors and superstructure, with a passage to permit vehicles to shift between the forward and aft decks.||Photo by Fabio Peņa|
|62k||USS Fairfax County (LST-1193) at Barcelona, Spain, 28 December 1978. This view shows stern ramp almost totally lowered.||Photo by Fabio Peņa|
|874k||USS Fairfax County (LST-1193) moored pierside at Marseille, France, date unknown.||Photo by Philippe Gonzales|
|139k||USS Fairfax County (LST-1193) moored pierside, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, March 1980.
|Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.|
|215k||USS Fairfax County (LST-1193) under way in 1981 north of the Arctic Circle.
US Navy photo.
|CDR Robert L. Powers, USN, CO USS Fairfax County|
|145k||USS Fairfax County (LST-1193) off the coast of Lebanon in 1983 in support of US forces ashore.
US Navy photo.
|CDR Robert L. Powers, USN, CO USS Fairfax County|
|131k||USS Forrestal (CV-59) and Battle Group, 28 April 1989, en route to New York City for Fleet Week '89. Ships accompanying Forrestal can be identified as (clockwise from extreme left): USS McCloy (FF-1038), USS Fairfax County (LST-1193), USS Klakring (FFG-42), USS W.S. Sims (FF-1059) or USS Pharris (FF-1094), USS Ticonderoga (CG-47), USS Hayler (DD-997), W.S. Sims or Pharris, and USS Macdonough (DDG-39).||Ken Killmeyer, USS Forrestal Association historian|
|76k||USS Fairfax County (LST-1193) at Barcelona, Spain, 1 June 1992||Photo by Ignacio Lopez
ex member Armada Espanola
|89k||USS Fairfax County (LST-1193) approaching a berth in Frederiksted, Saint Croix, US Virgin Islands, 1 May 1993, while participating in the joint service exercise Ocean Venture '93.
DVIC photo # DF-ST-93-05164 by SGT. Mike Reinhardt, USAF, from the collections of the Defense Visual Information Center
|1546k||USS Fairfax County (LST-1193) underway during the joint service exercise "Ocean Venture '93".
Defense Imagery photo # DN-ST-93-05136, a US Navy photo by PH3 J. Bush, now in the collections of Defense Imagery.
|64k||USS Fairfax County (LST-1193) swings around in the Potomac River, at Alexandria, VA.
before docking for a port visit, 1 July 1994. The ship was making a visit to its namesake, Fairfax County, before being transferred to the Royal Australian Navy in September 1994.
DVIC photo # DN-ST-95-00116 by Don S. Montgomery, from the collections of the Defense Visual Information Center
|66k||USS Fairfax County (LST-1193) and USS Saginaw (LST-1188) at NAB Little Creek, VA. in September 1994.||HMAS Manoora (LPA-52) web site|
|HMAS Manoora (LPA-52)
|11k||HMAS Manoora (LPA-52) Ship's Crest||Orlando Gallardo, Jr.|
|43k||Ex-Fairfax County (LST-1193) in Australian service as HMAS Manoora (LPA-52) in Sydney Harbour, date unknown.||Australian Navy web site|
|76k||HMAS Manoora (LPA-52) moored pierside, date and location unknown.||Australian Navy web site|
|86k||HMAS Manoora (LPA-52) underway, date and location unknown.||Australian Navy web site|
|287k||HMAS Manoora (LPA-52) moored pierside at Fleet Base East, Sydney, 19 October 2001.
Photo by Nachoman-au (real name unknown).
|40k||HMAS Manoora (LPA-52) at anchor off Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 10 February 2003, while serving as Flagship for the Royal Hobart Regatta.||Glenn Towler|
|95k||HMAS Manoora (LPA-52) moored pierside during a port visit at Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 6 November 2005.||Glenn Towler|
|78k||HMAS Manoora (LPA-52) moored pierside during a port visit at Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 6 November 2005.||Glenn Towler|
|84k||HMAS Manoora (LPA-52) moored pierside during a port visit at Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 6 November 2005.||Glenn Towler|
|172k||HMAS Manoora (LPA-52) out bound to sea from Pearl Harbor, HI., 6 July 2006, to participate in exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2006. Conducted in the waters off Hawaii, RIMPAC brings together military forces from Australia, Canada, Chile, Peru, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States.
US Navy photo by MC2 Rebecca J. Moat.
|484k||HMAS Manoora (LPA-52) anchored in Sydney Harbor off one of the islands of Fort Jackson, 13 March 2009.||Photo by Glenn Towler|
|788k||HMAS Manoora (LPA-52) anchored in Sydney Harbor off one of the islands of Fort Jackson, 13 March 2009.||Photo by Glenn Towler|
|524k||HMAS Manoora (LPA-52) entering Sydney Harbour as part of a ceremonial fleet entry, 13 March 2009.
Photo by saberwyn (real name unknown).
|203k||Left to right; HMAS Success (OR-304),
HMAS Kanimbla (LPA-51) [ex-USS Saginaw (LST-1188)] and HMAS Manoora (LPA-52) in Sydney Harbour alongside at Garden Island, 22 January 2010.
Photo by Nick-D
|187k||HMAS Manoora (LPA-52) being maneuvered around Fleet Base East Sydney by tugboats of Defence Maritime Services, 16 May 2011. Two tugboats and
a third, smaller vessel, are helping to move the ship.
Photo taken by saberwyn (real name unknown).
|124k||Ex-HMAS Manoora (LPA-52) [ex-USS Fairfax County (LST-1193)] and
ex-HMAS Kanimbla (LPA-51) [ex-USS Saginaw (LST-1188)] while in tow at Gulfport MS. en-route to the breakers yard at New Orleans in October 2013.
Photo by CAPT. Spider Favre.
|219k||Ex-HMAS Manoora (LPA-52) being cut up for scrap at New Orleans, LA., 6 February 2014.||Orlando Gallardo, Jr.|
|01||CDR. Neese, John Frederick||16 October 1971 - 28 September 1973|
|02||CDR. Rowsey Jr., James Melvin||28 September 1973 - 1975|
|03||CDR. Blockinger Jr., Alvin Francis, USN (USNA 1960)||1975 - 1977|
|04||CDR. Sotore, Jadwin Frederick||1977 - 3 August 1979|
|05||CDR. Heidt, John Harry||3 August 1979 - 10 July 1981|
|06||CDR. Powers, Robert Lawrence, USN (USNA 1964)||10 July 1981 - 7 June 1983|
|07||CDR. Fosina, Andrew Joseph||7 June 1983 - 22 November 1985|
|08||CDR. Mach Jr., Raymond Joseph||22 November 1985 - 3 February 1988|
|09||CDR. Gallagher, John James||3 February 1988 - 15 December 1989|
|10||CDR. Hoke, Mark Allan, USN (USNA 1970)||15 December 1989 - November 1991|
|11||CDR. Jenkins II, Martin Edward||November 1991 - September 1993|
|12||CDR. Smith, David Harrison||September 1993 - 28 February 1994|
|13||CDR. Bauer Jr., Russell Arno||28 February 1994 - 27 September 1994|
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