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USNS Walworth County (T-LST-1164)
USS Walworth County (LST-1164) (1955 - 1972)
USS LST-1164 (1953 - 1955)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Echo - Mike - Xray
JANAP Tactical Voice Radio Call Sign - Landship Zulu
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
Navy Expeditionary Medal (Cuba, 3JJAN61-23OCT62) - National Defense Service Medal -
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (3-Lebanon, 1JUL58-1NOV58), (1-Cuba, 24OCT62-31DEC62)

USS Walworth County (LST-1164) was transferred to Peru, renamed Paita (DT-141)
LST-1156 Terrebonne Class Tank Landing Ship:
  • Laid down, 22 September 1952, at Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp, Pascagoula, MS.
  • Launched, 15 May 1953
  • Commissioned USS LST-1164, 26 October 1953, LCDR. Francis Kay, USN in command
  • Renamed USS Walworth County (LST-1164), 1 July 1955
  • Decommissioned, 2 April 1971
  • Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Texas Group, Orange, TX.
  • Placed in service in May 1972, by the Military Sealift Command (MSC) as USNS Walworth County (T-LST-1164)
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Transferred to the Maritime Administration, 19 June 1974, for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
  • Leased to Peru, 7 August 1984, renamed Paita (DT-141)
  • Sold to Peru, 26 April 1999
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 26 April 1999
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 2,590 t (lt) , 5,800 t.(fl)
    Length 384'
    Beam 55'
    Draft 17'
    Speed 14 kts.
    officers, ships company and staff 16
    enlisted, ships company 189
    Troop Capacity
    officers 15
    enlisted 380
    three LCVPs
    one LCPL
    three twin 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mounts
    five single 20mm AA gun mounts
    four General Motors 16-278A Diesel engines
    two controllable pitch propellers, 6,000shp

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    USS LST-1164
    Walworth County 72k USS LST-1164 under way in the VACAPES op area, circa. 1953-1954. Note 20mm gun mounts fore and aft of 3"/50 gun mounts Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret
    USS Walworth County (LST-1164)
    Walworth County 726k USS Walworth County (LST-1164) moored at Genoa, Italy, 1 January 1961. Photo by Carlo Martinelli
    Walworth County 114k USS Walworth County (LST-1164) off- loading heavy equipment across a causeway onto a beach, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, August 1962.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    Walworth County 73k USS Walworth County (LST-1164) In dry dock at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newport News VA. circa 1963 Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret
    Walworth County 81k USS Walworth County (LST-1164) offloading Marines at Morehead City, N.C. circa 1963. Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret
    Walworth County
    363k Starboard bow view of USS Walworth County (LST-1164) underway from US Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia on 04 October 1963.
    US National Archives photo # USN 1089298, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Mike Smolinski
    Walworth County 241k USS Walworth County (LST-1164) receiving stores from USS Rigel (AF-58) during Steel Pike I, October 1964. Jim McCoy
    Walworth County 238k
    Walworth County 58k USS Walworth County (LST-1164) under way, circa 1966 Harry Draper
    Webmaster USS Walworth (LST-1164) web site
    Paita (DT-141)
    Walworth County 56k Ex-USS Walworth County (LST-1164) seen her in Peruvian naval service as Paita (DT-141). Note original 3"/50 gun mounts replaced by twin 40mm gun mounts forward and a single 40mm gun mount aft Source Jane's Fighting Ships, 1997
    Submitted by Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret

    USS Walworth County (LST-1164)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR. Kay, Francis, USN26 October 1953 - 1955
    02LCDR. Clendenin, Lane Edwin, USN1955 - 1956
    03LCDR. Vaughan, Elwood, USN1956 - 13 December 1957
    04LCDR. Harris, David Delmas, USN 13 December 1957 - 31 August 1959
    05LCDR. Sheppard, William Lester, USN31 August 1959 - 9 January 1961
    06LCDR. Arguelles, John Richard, USN (USNA 1947)9 January 1961 - 1963
    07LCDR. Osborne, Dwight Gilbert, USN1963 - 27 November 1964
    08LCDR. Hollenbach, William Thomas, USN27 November 1964 - January 1967
    09LCDR. Anderson, C. R.January 1967 - January 1968
    10LCDR. Nicholas, Joseph, USNJanuary 1968 - 1970
    11LCDR. Boughton, Louis Charles, USN1970 - 2 April 1971
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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