Newport class tank landing ships are an improved class of American tank landing ship (LST), intended to provide substantial advantages over their World War II-era predecessors. Of the twenty completed, four were sunk as targets, four were retained as inactive reserves and the rest were sold to foreign navies.
USS Frederick LST-1184 National Steel & SB 1970-2002 Sold to Mexican Navy as Usumacinta (ARM A-412), 11/22/2002
USS Newport LST-1179 Philadelphia Naval Shipyard 1969-1992 Sold to Mexican Navy as Papaloapan (ARM A-411)
By kjfitz @ 2009-09-01 09:56:14