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USS Barbour County (LST-1195)

International Radio Call Sign:
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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons



Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Joint Meritorious Unit Award - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (2)
Second Row - Navy Expeditionary Medal (1-Iran/Indian Ocean) - National Defense Service Medal - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (1-Op. Frequent Wind, 1-Grenada, 1-unknown)
Third Row - Southwest Asia Campaign Medal - Humanitarian Service Medal (1-Frequent Wind) - Medal - Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)


Newport Tank Landing Ship:
  • Laid down, 7 November 1970, at National Steel and Shipbuilding Corp, San Diego, CA.
  • Launched, 15 May 1971
  • Commissioned USS Barbour County (LST-1195), 12 February 1972, CDR. John G. Schimming in command
  • Decommissioned, 30 March 1992
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, 30 March 1992, maintenance category C at the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility (NISMF) Pearl Harbor, HI.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 31 July 2001
  • Final Disposition, sunk as a target 6 April 2004, sunk by AGM-65 and AGM-84 damage at location: 022 57' 20.0" North, 160 05' 01.5" West Depth: 2560 fathoms Tonnage: 8500
    Specifications:
    Displacement 5,190 t.(lt), 8,550 t.(fl)
    Length 522' 3" (ovl)
    Beam 69' 9 1/2" (max)
    Draft
    max forward (fl) 13' 6"
    max aft (fl) 16' 3" 15'
    Speed 27 kts. max.
    Complement
    14 Officers
    15 CPO
    226 Other Enlisted
    Troop Accommodations
    18 Officers
    21 SNCO
    268 Other Enlisted
    Boats
    three 36' LCVPs
    one 36' LCPL
    Aircraft flight deck one spot
    Armament
    As Built
    two twin 3"/50 dual purpose gun mounts
    Upgraded
    two .25mm chain guns
    six .50 cal machine guns
    one 20mm Phalanx (CIWS)
    Propulsion
    six 16 cylinder ALCO 16-251E main propulsion diesel engines
    two shafts, three engines per shaft, 15,000shp
    two controllable reversible pitch propellers, twin rudders
    three ALCO 251-C, 8 cylinder generator sets, 750KW
    one 800 hp variable thrust bowthruster

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    Barbour County 110k USS Barbour County (LST-1195) at sea, date and location unknown  
    Barbour County 2197k Aerial view of USS Barbour County (LST-1195) after running aground at Silver Strand Amphibious Base, 25 April 1984.
    Defense Imagery photo # DN-SC-85-00382 CORONADO, Calif. (25 April 1984), a US Navy photo now in the collections of Defense Imagery.mil.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Barbour County 127k USS Barbour County (LST-1195) stranded and broached on the beach at Silver Strand Amphibious Boat area, Coronado, CA. 25-26 April 1984.
    US Navy photo.
    Peter E. Skoutas
    Barbour County 92k USS Barbour County (LST-1195) stranded and broached on the beach at Silver Strand Amphibious Boat area, Coronado, CA. 26 April 1984. USNS Narragansett (T-ATF-167), at left, and either USS Quapaw (ATF-110) or USS Florikan (ASR-9) on the right, pulling Barbour County off the beach.
    US Navy photo
    Peter E. Skutas
    Barbour County 2705k An Aerial view of the fleet tug USNS Narragansett (T-ATF-167) preparing to pull USS Barbour County (LST-1195) off the beach at Silver Strand Amphibious Boat area, Coronado, CA., 26 April 1984..
    Defense Imagery photo # DN-SC-85-00380 CORONADO, Calif. (26 April 1984), a US Navy photo now in the collections of Defense Imagery.mil.
    Robert M. Cieri
    Barbour County 114k USS Barbour County (LST-1195) departs from Naval Station Pearl Harbor, HI., 1 June 1991, enroute to Naval Station San Diego, CA., after serving in the Persian Gulf region during Operation Desert Storm.
    DVIC photo # DN-SC-92-04669 by OS2 Bouvia, USN, from the collections of the Defense Visual Information Center
    Bill Gonyo
    Barbour County 93k USS Barbour County (LST-1195) under way, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
    Barbour County 87k The decommissioned USS Barbour County (LST-1195) at NISMF, Middle Loch, Pearl Harbor, HI., circa 2000 Jim Bidient


    For more photos and information about USS Barbour County, see;
  • Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
  • Decommissioning Program
  • The USS LST Ship Memorial
  • LST Home Port
  • State LST Chapters
  • United States LST Association
  • Commanding Officers

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

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