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USS Graham County (AGP 1176), date unknown
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Class: GRAHAM COUNTY (AGP 1176, ex LST)
Design: LST 1171
Displacement (tons): 3,560 light, 7,100 full
Dimensions (feet): 445' oa, 426' wl x 62' e/wl x 18'
Armament: 3-3"/50T
Accommodations: 35 officers, 601 enlisted (including PGM crews)
Speed (kts.): 16.5
Propulsion (HP): 13,700
Machinery: Geared diesel, 2 screws

Construction:
AGPNameReclasBuilderKeelLaunchComm
1176GRAHAM COUNTY1 Aug 1972Newport News4 Feb 19579 Sep 1957(1972)

Disposition:
AGPNameTDecommStrikeDisposalFateMA Sale/Depart
1176GRAHAM COUNTY1 Mar 19771 Mar 19771978MA16 Feb 1978

Class Notes:
A postwar LST, GRAHAM COUNTY (LST 1176), was reconfigured in 1972 at NSY Philadelphia as a support ship for patrol combatants of the ASHEVILLE (PG 84) class. On 11 January 1972 effective 1 August 1972 CNO changed the designation of the ship from LST 1176 to AGP 1176. Upon completion of conversion she was deployed to the Mediterranean with her home port at Naples, Italy. Her conversion, which involved no major external changes, provided support facilities for the gunboats including accommodations for 575 men.

Ship Notes:
AGPNameMANotes
1176GRAHAM COUNTY(ex-LST 1176). In October 1976, the requirement for gunboat support having been terminated, she was inspected and found unfit for further service. She was laid up at St. Helens, Norfolk, and referred to MA for disposal as required by US Code.

Page Notes:
Compiled: 26 Aug 2021
© Stephen S. Roberts, 2021
Sources: DB, Maroon, NVR, PHS