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USS Alameda County (AVB 1) at Malta during the 1950s converted but still wearing her LST number.
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Design: Navy LST 1
Displacement (tons): 3,698 full
Dimensions (feet): 328' oa, 316' wl x 50' e/wl x 14' max nav
Armament: (1957) 7-40mmS, 6-20mmT; (1961) 7-40mmS
Accommodations: 200
Speed (kts.): 12
Propulsion (HP): 1,800
Machinery: Geared diesel, 2 screws

1ALAMEDA COUNTY28 Sep 1957Dravo, Pittsburgh17 Feb 194322 May 19437 Mar 1951

AVBNameTDecommStrikeDisposalFateMA Sale/Depart
1ALAMEDA COUNTY25 Jun 196230 Jun 196220 Nov 1962Trf--

Class Notes:
On 1 Jan 19## CNO directed the construction of ....

Ship Notes:
1ALAMEDA COUNTY(ex-LST 32). Served as an LST until reassigned to the Atlantic Fleet Naval Air Force in April of 1953. By September she was operating out of Naples, Italy, serving as an advanced base support ship with Air Logistics Support Division 2. The classification AVB 1 was belatedly assigned to ALAMEDA COUNTY (LST 32) effective 28 September 1957. She was then described as designed to provide fuel, spare parts, technicians, and facilities necessary to establish and operate an airstrip for patrol and carrier aircraft in locations where there were no base facilities. After the commissioning of AVB 2 she was loaned in 1962 to Italy as ANTEO [21 Nov 1962 in Italian sources] and was stricken on 1 August 1973.

Page Notes:
Compiled: 31 Jul 2021
© Stephen S. Roberts, 2021
Sources: DB, Maroon, PHS