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U.S.S. CAYUGA COUNTY

(LST-529)

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USS CAYUGA COUNTY (LST-529 ) - a LST-491-class tank landing ship

In Commission 1944 to 1946

LST-529 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
NOV1943-Keel Date: 8 NOV 1943
at Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Co. Jeffersonville IN
JAN1944-Launch Date: 17 JAN 1944
FEB1944-Commissioned: 29 FEB 1944
JAN1945-Shellback Initiation - 1 JAN 1945 - Pacific Ocean
JUL1962- Shellback Initiation - 30 JUL 1962 - Pacific Ocean
DEC1963-Decommissioned: 17 DEC 1963

LST-529 General Specifications

Class: LST-491-class tank landing ship

Named for: Cayuga County

Displacement: 1780 tons

Length: 328 feet

Beam: 50 feet

Draft: Loaded - 8' FWD - 14' AFT

Final Disposition: Transferred to the Republic of Vietnam 17 December 1963



USS CAYUGA COUNTY (LST-529)



LST-529 was laid down on 8 November 1943 at Jeffersonville, Ind., by the Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Co.; launched on 17 January 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Margaret S. Carey; and commissioned on 29 February 1944, Lt. G. L. Moore, USNR, in command.

During World War II, LST-529 was assigned to the European theater and participated in the invasion of Normandy in June 1944. On 7 June 1946, she was decommissioned and, as a result of hostilities in Korea, recommissioned on 22 September 1950. She served in the Korean War and took part in the following campaigns:

U.N. Summer-Fall offensive; July and August 1951

Second Korean Winter; December 1951 through March 1952

Korea, Summer 1953; June and July 1953

Immediately following the Korean War, she continued to serve in the Korean area until July 1954. Following her Korean service, she returned to the United States. She was named Cayuga County (LST-529) after a county in New York on 1 July 1955. She was assigned as a logistic support ship for the Mariana and Bonin Islands in the late 1950's and remained there until transferred to the Republic of Vietnam on 17 December 1963.

LST-529 earned one battle star for World War II service and three battle stars for Korean service.

[Note: The above USS CAYUGA COUNTY (LST-529) history may, or may not, contain text provided by crew members of the USS CAYUGA COUNTY (LST-529), or by other non-crew members, and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]