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MATTOSO MAIA (G-28) class

Country of Origin: Brazil

ship list


 1 MATTOSO MAIA-class TANK LANDING SHIP (LST) (ex-U.S. NEWPORT class)

 Name            Pendant   Launched        Commissioned   Status

 MATTOSO MAIA    G-28      July 12, 1969   Aug. 8, 1970   Active
   (ex-USS CAYUGA, LST-1186)

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While in U.S. Navy service, this class was seen as the ultimate design among U.S. landing ships that could be beached. However, they generally unload onto pontoon causeways. They depart from the traditional LST (landing ship, tank) bow-door design to...

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