USS MANITOWOC was the second ship in the NEWPORT - class of Tank Landing Ships. After more than 23 years of service, USS MANITOWOC was decommissioned in 1993 and sold to Taiwan about 4 years later where the ship was renamed CHUNGHO.
USS MANITOWOC was last homeported in Little Creek, Va.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: December 29, 1965|
|Keel laid: February 27, 1967|
|Launched: January 4, 1969|
|Commissioned: January 24, 1970|
|Decommissioned: June 30, 1993|
|Builder: Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Philadelphia, Penn.|
|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|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS MANITOWOC. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
Accidents aboard USS MANITOWOC:
|March 11, 1973||Little Creek, Va.||USS MANITOWOC experiences a brief fire in a pump room while in port at Little Creek , Va. There are no injuries.|
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