|USS Cayuga (LST-1186)|
|Career (United States)|
|Namesake:||Cayuga County, New York|
|Ordered:||15 July 1966|
|Builder:||National Steel & Shipbuilding|
|Laid down:||28 September 1968|
|Launched:||12 July 1969|
|Acquired:||1 June 1970|
|Commissioned:||8 August 1970|
|Decommissioned:||26 August 1994|
|Struck:||23 July 2002|
|2 x battle star|
|Fate:||Transferred to Brazil 24 January 2001|
|Name:||Mattoso Maia (G28)|
|Acquired:||24 January 2001|
|Status:||in active service|
|Class & type:||Newport-class tank landing ship|
|Displacement:||8,757 long tons (8,897.5 t)|
|Length:||523 ft (159.4 m)|
|Beam:||70 ft (21.34 m)|
|Draft:||18 ft (5.49 m)|
|Propulsion:||6 x 16 cylinder ALCO 16-251E main propulsion diesel engines two shafts, three engines per shaft, shaft horsepower 15,000.|
|Speed:||27 knots (50.0 km/h)|
|Complement:||Officers: 32 Enlisted: 232|
Cayuga was laid down on 28 September 1968 at San Diego, California, by the National Steel & Shipbuilding Corporation; launched on 12 July 1969; sponsored by Mrs. Luther C. Heinz; and commissioned on 8 August 1970, Commander William T. Hollenbach in command.
Following commissioning, Cayuga was assigned to the Amphibious Force, Pacific Fleet, with her home port at Long Beach, California. She alternated amphibious training operations along the west coast of the United States with regular, extended deployments to the Far East. Cayuga earned two battle stars for Vietnam service.
Cayuga became part of Naval Battle Force, Somalia, under Rear Admiral Arthur K. Cebrowski, in October–November 1993. Other elements of the force included USS America, USS Simpson, USS New Orleans (LPH-11), USS Denver (LPD 9), USS Comstock (LSD 45), and the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit.
She was decommissioned in 1994 and transferred to Brazil were she serves as Mattoso Maia (G-28).
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain.
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