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USS Tuscaloosa (LST 1187)

- decommissioned -
- sunk as a target -


Named after the city in Alabama, the USS TUSCALOOSA was the 9th NEWPORT - class Tank Landing Ship and the second ship in the Navy to bear the name. Decommissioned on February 18, 1994, the TUSCALOOSA spent the following years laid up at the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility in Pearl Harbor, Hi. On July 14, 2014, she was sunk as a target during exercise RIMPAC 2014 off the Hawaiian Islands.

General Characteristics:Awarded: July 15, 1966
Keel laid: November 23, 1968
Launched: September 6, 1969
Commissioned: September 1, 1970
Decommissioned: February 18, 1994
Builder: National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, San Diego, Calif.
Propulsion system: 6 diesels; 16,000 horsepower; bow thruster
Propellers: two and one bow thruster screw
Length: 522 feet (159 meters)
Length over derrick arms: 561 feet (171 meters)
Beam: 70 feet (21.2 meters)
Draft: 17,4 feet (5.3 meters)
Displacement: approx. 8500 tons
Speed: 20 knots
Aircraft: helicopter platform only
Armament: one 20mm Phalanx CIWS, 4 3-inch/.50-caliber guns
Crew: 14 officers, 210 enlisted and approx. 350 embarked troops


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Crew List:

This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS TUSCALOOSA. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.


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The photos below were taken by me and show the TUSCALOOSA laid-up at Pearl Harbor, Hi., on March 20, 2010.



The photos below were taken by me and show the TUSCALOOSA laid-up at Pearl Harbor, Hi., on March 6, 2012.



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