19 апреля 2010 г.

KD Sri Inderapura. Royal MALAYSIAN Navy. (January 21, 2010)

21 января 2010 KD Sri Inderapura официально списан  из боевого состава Королевского флота Малайзии. 8 октября 2009 года во время стоянки на якоре в военно-морской базе Lumut, на борту корабля вспыхнул пожар. В результате пожара KD Sri Inderapura был полностью уничтожен. 

KD Sri Inderapura был куплен в 1995 году за 48 миллионов долларов у ВМС США, где носил название USS Spartanburg County (LST-1192). KD Sri Inderapura после пожара 2002 года был перестроен и в 2008 году участвовал в развертывании Королевского флота Малайзии в 2008 году в Аденском заливе в рамках борьбы с международным пиратством.

USS Spartanburg County (LST-1192) was a United States Navy Newport class tank landing ship .

USS Spartanburg County (LST-1192) (qv) was named after a county in South Carolina. Comdr. She was laid down on February 7, 1970 at San Diego, California , by the National Steel and Shipbuilding Company ; launched on November 7, 1970; sponsored by Mrs. Neville Holcombe; and commissioned on 1 September, 1971, Comdr. PR Royse in command.

Following commissioning, Spartanburg County transited the Panama Canal to her new home port, Little Creek, Virginia , where she was assigned to the Amphibious Force, Atlantic Fleet .Here, the tank landing ship commenced an operating cycle consisting of amphibious training exercises along the east coast of the United States and in the Caribbean interspersed with scheduled deployments to the Mediterranean.

Spartanburg County maintained this cycle into 1980.

The USS Spartanburg County (LST-1192) was acquired at a cost of RM 48 million and commissioned into the Royal Malaysian Navy as the KD Sri Inderapura on January 31, 1995. Its first commanding officer was Captain Noor Azman bin Othman.

The KD Sri Inderapura caught fire while berthed in Lumut Naval Base on December 16, 2002]and was damaged. She was subsequently rebuilt and continued serving RMN which included deployments to Somalian waters on September 2008 as part of the international anti-piracy efforts.

On October 8, 2009, while the ship anchored in the Lumut Naval Base, a fire broke out on board that destroyed the ship.KD Sri Inderapura was officially decommissioned from Royal Malaysian Navy on January 21, 2010.

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