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USS Barbour County (LST-1195)

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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
    Displacement 5,190 t.(lt), 8,550 t.(fl)
    Length 522' 3" (ovl)
    Beam 69' 9 1/2" (max)
    max forward (fl) 13' 6"
    max aft (fl) 16' 3" 15'
    Speed 27 kts. max.
    14 Officers
    15 CPO
    226 Other Enlisted
    Troop Accommodations
    18 Officers
    21 SNCO
    268 Other Enlisted
    three 36' LCVPs
    one 36' LCPL
    Aircraft flight deck one spot
    As Built
    two twin 3"/50 dual purpose gun mounts
    two 25mm chain guns
    six .50 cal machine guns
    one 20mm Phalanx (CIWS)
    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
    Robert M. Cieri
    Barbour County 316k 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 and
    Robert Hurst
    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
    Robert M. Cieri
    Barbour County 297k 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 and
    Robert Hurst
    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 (DANFS)
  • Decommissioning Program
  • The USS LST Ship Memorial
  • LST Home Port
  • State LST Chapters
  • United States LST Association

  • Commanding Officers
    01CDR. Shimming, John Gottlieb12 February 1972 - July 1973
    02CDR. Carroll, Thomas DavisJuly 1973 - July 1975
    03CDR. Clark Jr., Charles WigginsJuly 1975 - July 1977
    04CDR. Sisson, Robert HarshaJuly 1977 - March 1978
    05CDR. Given, Philip RobertsMarch 1978 - 23 June 1978
    06CDR. Greeson, Tommy Darell23 June 1978 - 27 June 1980
    07CDR. Cloward, Richard Stuart27 June 1980 - 15 June 1982
    08CDR. Donnelly Jr., John Thomas, USN (USNA 1964)15 June 1982 - September 1984
    09CDR. Sego, Thomas EdwardSeptember 1984 - 3 October 1986
    10CDR. Stewart, Wilton Robert3 October 1986 - December 1988
    11CDR. Annis, Robert EarlDecember 1988 - February 1991
    12CDR. Wilkinson Jr., Joseph BeebeFebruary 1991 - 30 March 1992
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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