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USS Sumter (LST 1181)

- decommissioned -

USS SUMTER was the third NEWPORT - class Tank Landing Ship. Decommissioned on September 30, 1993, the SUMTER was transfered to the Taiwanese Navy in 1997. There she was recommissioned as CHUNG PING.

General Characteristics:Awarded: December 29, 1965
Keel laid: November 14, 1967
Launched: December 13, 1969
Commissioned: June 20, 1970
Decommissioned: September 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


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Crew List:

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


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