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USS Tuscaloosa LST-1187


Class and type: Newport-class tank landing ship
Displacement: 5,190 long tons (5,273 t) light
8,550 long tons (8,687 t) full load
Length: 522 ft (159 m)
Beam: 69 ft 9 in (21.26 m)
Draft: 13 ft 6 in (4.11 m) forward
Installed power: 3 × ALCO 251-C, 8-cylinder generator sets, (750 kW)
Propulsion: 6 × 16-cylinder ALCO 251-C diesel engines (3 per shaft), 16,000 shp (11,931 kW)
2 shafts, twin rudders, 2 controllable reversible-pitch propellers
1 800 hp (597 kW) variable-pitch bow thruster
Speed: 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph)
Troops: 18 officers, 21 SNCO, 268 enlisted
Complement: 14 officers, 15 CPO, 226 enlisted
Armament: • 2 × twin 3"/50 caliber guns
Later replaced by :
• 2 × single 25 mm Mark 38 guns
• 1 × 20 mm Phalanx CIWS
• 6 × M2 Browning .50 caliber machine guns
Aviation facilities: Helicopter landing deck
Miscellaneous:
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