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USS Fairfax County (LST-1193)
Career (US)
Namesake: Fairfax County, Virginia
Ordered: July 15, 1966
Builder: National Steel and Shipbuilding Company
Laid down: March 28, 1970
Launched: December 19, 1970
Commissioned: October 16, 1971
Decommissioned: August 17, 1994
Struck: August 17, 1994
Fate: Disposed of through the Security Assistance Program (SAP), transferred, cash sale, ex-US fleet hull foreign military sale case number assigned (Australia), September 27, 1994
Career (Australia) Naval Ensign of Australia.svg
Name: HMAS Manoora (L 52)
Acquired: 27 September 1994
Fate: In service
General characteristics
Class and type: Newport class tank landing ship
Displacement: 5,190 long tons (5,273.3 t) (light),
8,792 long tons (8,933.1 t) (full)
Length: 522 ft (159.1 m) overall, 500 ft (152.4 m). at the waterline.
Beam: 70 feet (21.34 m)
Draft: 19 feet (5.79 m)
Propulsion: 6 diesel engines, 16,000 brake horsepower, two shafts, Twin Controllable Pitch Screws
Bow Thruster - Single Screw, Controllable Pitch,
Speed: 20+ knots (37+ km/h)
Troops: Marine detachment:360 plus 40 surge
Complement: 14 officers, 210 enlisted
Armament: 4 × three-inch (later replaced by 2 × 25mm chain gun)/50 caliber guns in two twin-barrel mounts
1 × 20 mm Phalanx CIWS mount.

USS Fairfax County (LST-1193) was a United States Navy Newport class tank landing ship.

Fairfax County (LST-1193) was named for a county in Virginia. She was laid down on 28 March 1970 at San Diego, California, by the National Steel and Shipbuilding Company; launched on 19 December 1970; sponsored by Mrs. James W. O'Grady; and commissioned on 16 October 1971, Comdr. John F. Neese in command.

Following commissioning, Fairfax County transited the Panama Canal to her new home port, Little Creek, Virginia, where she was assigned to the Amphibious Force, Atlantic Fleet. Into 1980, the tank landing ship alternated amphibious training operations along the east coast of the United States and in the Caribbean with regular, extended deployments to the Mediterranean.


Fairfax County was decommissioned and struck August 17, 1994. She was disposed of through the Security Assistance Program (SAP), transferred, cash sale, ex-US fleet hull foreign military sale case number assigned, to Australia as HMAS Manoora (L 52) on September 27, 1994.


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