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BAP Paita (DT-141)
USS Walworth County
USS Walworth County (LST-1164) sometime between October 1953 and January 1975.
Career (United States)
Name: USS Walworth County
Builder: Ingalls Shipbuilding Corporation, Pascagoula, Mississippi
Laid down: 22 September 1952[1]
Launched: 15 May 1953[1]
Commissioned: 26 October 1953[1]
Decommissioned: 2 April 1971[1]
In service: with Military Sealift Command in non-commissioned service from May 1972 to 1 November 1973
Renamed: USS Walworth County 1 July 1955 (previously was USS LST-1164)
Became USNS Walworth County May 1972
Reclassified: T-LST-1164 May 1972
Fate: Leased to Peru 7 August 1984
Career (Peru)
Name: BAP Paita
Acquired: 7 August 1984
Commissioned: 4 March 1985
Decommissioned: September 2012
General characteristics [2]
Class & type: LST-1156-(Terrebonne Parish-) class landing ship tank
Displacement: 2,590 tons (light)
5,800 tons (full load)
Length: 384 ft (117 m)
Beam: 55 ft (17 m)
Draft: 17 ft (5.2 m)
Installed power: 6,000 shp (4,470 kW)
Propulsion: Four General Motors 16-278A diesel engines, two controllable-pitch propellers
Speed: 14 kn (16 mph; 26 km/h)
Capacity: 2,000 tons cargo
Troops: 395
Complement: 116
Armor: 5 x Bofors 40 mm anti-aircraft guns

BAP Paita (DT-141) is the former-USS Walworth County (LST-1164), a Landing Ship, Tank leased from the US Navy for five years on 7 August 1984; recommissioned 4 March 1985; leased later extended to 1994.[3]

The Paita participated in joint military amphibious training exercises with the United States in 2002, the largest such training exercise ever held by Peru. She is no longer in service, as the unit is no longer listed under operational ships in the Peruvian navy web page.[4] She was officially decommissioned in September 2012.

Footnotes[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 See Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships: Walworth County
  2. Moore 2002, p. 526.
  3. Gardiner, Robert and Chumbley, Steven (ed)Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1947-1995, pub Conways, 1995, ISBN 0-85177-605-1
  4. Unidades de superficie
  • Saunders, Stephen. Jane's Fighting Ships 2002–2003. Coulsdon, UK: Jane's Information Group, 2002. ISBN 0710624328.

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