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USS FLOYD COUNTY (LST-762 ) - a LST-542-class tank landing ship

In Commission 1944 to 1946

LST-762 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JUN 1944 - Keel Date: 24 JUN 1944
at American Bridge Company Ambridge PA
AUG 1944 - Launch Date: 11 AUG 1944
SEP 1944 - Commissioned: 5 SEP 1944
NOV 1950 - NOV 1950 Recommisioned
JUN 1953 - JUN 1954 H bomb tests
JUN 1954 - JUN 1954 Middle Pacific
JAN 1965 - AUG 1966 West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN 1965 - JUL 1965 Chu-Lai & Da- Nang landings 1965
JUL 1965 - OCT 1965 Enroute to An Thoi Harbor Vietnam with 9 Coast Guard WPBs
DEC 1965 - Shellback Initiation - 28 DEC 1965 - Pacific Ocean
JAN 1966 - AUG 1966 West Pac-Viet Nam
JAN 1966 - APR 1966 West Pac-Viet Nam
APR 1966 - JUN 1966 Enroute to Soi Rap River Vietnam for PBR support duty
MAR 1968 - NOV 1968 West Pac
SEP 1969 - Decommissioned: 3 SEP 1969

LST-762 General Specifications

Class: LST-542-class tank landing ship

Complement: 7 Officers and 104 Enlisted

Displacement: 1625 tons

Length: 328 feet

Beam: 50 feet

Draft: Loaded - 8' FWD - 14' AFT

Final Disposition: Sold 1 December 1975


LST-762 was laid down on 24 June 1944 at Amridge, Pa., by the American Bridge Co.; launched on 11 August 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Margaret M. Ewing; and commissioned on 5 September 1944, Lt. Franklin J. Ewers, USCGR, in command.

During World War II, LST-762 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto in April 1945. Following the war, she performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid-November 1945. The ship was decommissioned in 1946 and reactivated on 3 November 1950 for service in the Korean War. On 1 July 1955, she was redesignated Floyd County (LST-762) after counties in Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Texas, and Virginia. Following the Korean War, she operated with the Pacific Fleet Amphibious Force, including extensive service off Vietnam from 1965 through 1968. Floyd County (LST-672) was again decommissioned on 3 September 1969 and struck from the Navy list.

LST-762 earned one battle star for World War II service, one for the Korean War, and three battle stars and an award of the Meritorious Unit Commendation for service in the Vietnam War.

[Note: The above USS FLOYD COUNTY (LST-762) history may, or may not, contain text provided by crew members of the USS FLOYD COUNTY (LST-762), or by other non-crew members, and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]