Mattoso Maia (USS Newport class) large landing ship

Mattoso Maia (USS Newport class) large landing ship


Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (BR)
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Formerly the USS Cayuga (LST-1186)

Cayuga is the sixth ship of the twenty ship Newport tank landing ship class, which replaced the traditional bow door design LST. Two derrick arms support a thirty-ton, 112-foot bow ramp for the unloading of tanks and other vehicles ashore, additionally, amphibious vehicles can be launched from the tank deck via the ship's stern gate and the ship's flight deck can accommodate most Navy helicopter types.
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Formerly the USS Cayuga (LST-1186)

Cayuga is the sixth ship of the twenty ship Newport tank landing ship class, which replaced the traditional bow door design LST. Two derrick arms support a thirty-ton, 112-foot bow ramp for the unloading of tanks and other vehicles ashore, additionally, amphibious vehicles can be launched from the tank deck via the ship's stern gate and the ship's flight deck can accommodate most Navy helicopter types.
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Links: www.navsource.org
By: kjfitz

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