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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||--|
On 1 Jan 19## CNO directed the construction of ....
|1||ALAMEDA 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 transferred to Italy in 1962 as ANTEO [21 Nov 1962 in Italian sources] and was stricken on 1 August 1973.|
Compiled: 31 Jul 2021
© Stephen S. Roberts, 2021
Sources: DB, Maroon, PHS