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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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Class: ALAMEDA COUNTY (AVB 1, ex LST)
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
Speed (kts.): 12
Propulsion (HP): 1,800
Machinery: Geared diesel, 2 screws
|1||ALAMEDA COUNTY||28 Sep 1957||Dravo, Pittsburgh||17 Feb 1943||22 May 1943||7 Mar 1951|
|1||ALAMEDA COUNTY||25 Jun 1962||30 Jun 1962||20 Nov 1962||Trf||--|
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. She received her LST name on 1 July 1955. 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.
|1||ALAMEDA COUNTY||(ex-LST 32). After the commissioning of AVB 2, ALAMEDA COUNTY was loaned on 21 Nov 1962 to Italy as ANTEO and was stricken by the Italians on 1 August 1973.|
Compiled: 31 Jul 2021
© Stephen S. Roberts, 2021