USS Harlan County (LST-1196)

USS Harlan County (LST-1196)

USS Harlan County (LST-1196) was a United States Navy tank landing ship of the Newport-class.

Harlan County (LST-1196) was named after Harlan County, Kentucky as reflected in her unit patch. Her keel was laid on 7 November 1970 at San Diego, California by the National Steel & Shipbuilding Co. She launched on 24 July 1971, was sponsored by Mrs. Richard Capen, and was commissioned on 8 April 1972 with Commander Vernon C. Smith in command.

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