|USS Cassia County (LST-527)|
|Name:||USS LST-527, later USS Cassia County|
|Namesake:||Cassia County, Idaho|
|Builder:||Jeffersonville Boat and Machine Company, Jeffersonville, Indiana|
|Laid down:||23 October 1943|
|Launched:||3 January 1944|
|Commissioned:||17 February 1944|
|Decommissioned:||28 February 1945|
|Recommissioned:||21 September 1950|
|Decommissioned:||21 December 1956|
|Renamed:||USS Cassia County (LST-527), 1 July 1955|
|Struck:||1 October 1958|
1 battle star (World War II)|
2 battle stars (Korea)
|Fate:||Sunk as a target, 3 March 1959|
|Class & type:||LST-491-class tank landing ship|
1,780 long tons (1,809 t) light|
3,640 long tons (3,698 t) full
|Length:||328 ft (100 m)|
|Beam:||50 ft (15 m)|
2 ft 4 in (0.71 m) forward
7 ft 6 in (2.29 m) aft
8 ft 2 in (2.49 m) forward
14 ft 1 in (4.29 m) aft
|Propulsion:||2 × General Motors 12-567 diesel engines, two shafts, twin rudders|
|Speed:||12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)|
|Boats & landing |
|Troops:||Approximately 140 officers and enlisted men|
|Complement:||8-10 officers, 100-115 enlisted men|
• 1 × single 3"/50 caliber gun mount|
• 8 × 40 mm guns
• 12 × 20 mm guns
USS Cassia County (LST-527) was an LST-491-class tank landing ship built for the United States Navy during World War II. Named for Cassia County, Idaho she was the only U.S. Naval vessel to bear the name.
LST-527 was laid down on 23 October 1943 at Jeffersonville, Indiana by the Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Company; launched on 3 January 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Bliss A. Fox; and commissioned on 17 February 1944 with Lieutenant W. R. Hammock in command.
Service history[edit | edit source]
During World War II, LST-527 was assigned to the European Theater and participated in the Invasion of Normandy in June 1944. On 28 February 1945 she was decommissioned and, as a result of hostilities in Korea, recommissioned on 21 September 1950. She served in the Korean War and took part in the following campaigns: Second Korean Winter (January and February 1952) and Korea, Summer 1953 (May and June 1953). Following her Korean service, she returned to the United States. She was named USS Cassia County (LST-527) on 1 July 1955. On 21 December 1956 the ship was decommissioned and struck from the Naval Vessel Register on 1 October 1958. She was sunk as a target on 3 March 1959.
LST-527 earned one battle star for World War II service and two battle stars for Korean service.
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- "LST-527". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/l19/lst-527.htm. Retrieved 8 May 2007.
- "LST-527 Cassia County". Amphibious Photo Archive. http://www.navsource.org/archives/10/16/160527.htm. Retrieved 8 May 2007.
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