USS Barnstable County
(LST-1197)

Ship's Decommissioning


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Official US Navy Invitation to the USS Barnstable County's Decommissioning Ceremony on June 29, 1994.

Invitation Photo courtesy Bob Dollins


The USS BARNSTABLE COUNTY (LST-1197) was decommissioned on June 29, 1994 at the Naval Amphibious Base in Little Creek, Virginia. At that time, she was turned over to the Spanish Navy and was renamed the HERNAN CORTEZ (L41). The following year, the USS HARLAN COUNTY (LST-1196) was also decommissioned and turned over to the Spanish Navy as the PIZARRO (L42).

Anyone that may have any photos/memorabilia from the Decommissioning Ceremony, that they would like to contribute to this website, please contact  Webmaster, I would like to hear from you.


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All items from the USS Barnstable County (LST-1197), pictured on this webpage, can be found in the County Commissioners Office in the Barnstable County Courthouse pictured below

Photo courtesy Bing Smith


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USS Barnstable County Decommissioning Ceremony Thumbnails

Click on any of the thumbnail photos below for the full size photo and its description


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The bronze plaque that was mounted on the bulkhead of the Barnstable County's main (starboard) quarterdeck. This plaque was donated to the County of Barnstable after the ship's decommissioning and is currently hanging proudly on a wall in the County Commissioners Office.

The quote from Daniel Webster reads, "God grants liberty only to those who love it, are always ready to guard and defend it."

Photo courtesy Louise Cote, Barnstable Co. Commissioners Office


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Ship's photograph given to the County of Barnstable, by the Navy, after the ship's decommissioning.

Photo courtesy Bing Smith


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The last U.S. flag flown by the USS Barnstable County (LST-1197) on the day she was decommissioned, June 29, 1994.

Photo courtesy Bing Smith


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