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  USS LST-1110 (USS San Bernardion County, RPS Chung Chiang)
USN
LST-542 Class
Tank Landing Ship

3,960 Tons
1,780 x 3,880 x 328
2 x Twin 40mm
4 x 40mm
12 x 20mm
4 LCVP
Cargo Capacity
1600 - 1900
Plus aprox 140 troops
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USN c1945

Ship History
Built by Mission Valley Bridge and Iron Company in Evansville, IN. Laid down December 28, 1944. Launched February 6, 1945. Commissioned March 7, 1945. Captain Lt. Alton S. Lee, USNR.

Wartime History
LST-1110 served in the Pacific Theater, serving in LST Flotilla Thirty-Three, LST Group Ninety-Seven and LST Div One Hundred Ninety-Four and participated in the Okinawa operation and received one battle star for World War II service.

Postwar
Served in occupational duties until December 1945. During 1949 participated in Operation Miki. On July 1, 1955 renamed "USS San Bernardino County" and decommissioned August 15, 1958. On August 16, 1958 transferred to the Republic of China and renamed "RPS Chung Chiang" (LST-225) and officially struck from the US Naval Register or February 6, 1959. Operated in China until 1993, ultimate fate unknown likely scrapped or otherwise disappeared.

References
Navy Source - LST-1110
Navy Historical Center - USS San Bernardino County (LST-1110), 1945-1958

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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