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HERNAN CORTES (L-41) class

Country of Origin: Spain

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 1 HERNAN CORTES-class TANK LANDING SHIPS (LST) (ex-U.S. NEWPORT class)

 Name           Pendant   Launched         Commissioned    Status

 HERNAN CORTES  L-41      Oct. 2, 1971     May 27, 1972    Stricken
   (ex-USS BARNSTABLE COUNTY, LST-1197)
 PIZARRO        L-42      July 24, 1971    April 8, 1972   Active
   (ex-USS HARLAN COUNTY, LST-1196)

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These ships represented the ultimate in U.S. LST design. They depart from the traditional LST (tank landing ship) bow-door design...

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