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USS MEEKER COUNTY

(LST-980)

Meeker Mouse

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LST-980 Deployments - Major Events

Add a LST-980 Shellback Initiation Add a LST-980 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
DEC 1943 Keel Date: 22 DEC 1943
at Boston Navy Yard MA
FEB 1944 Launch Date: 10 FEB 1944
MAR 1944 Commissioned: 19 MAR 1944
MAY 1944 - FEB 1945 EUROPEAN THEATRE WWII
JUN 1944 - JUN 1944 D-DAY INVASION
NOV 1945 - DEC 1945 Dry Dock
JAN 1946 - MAR 1946 Caribbean
FEB 1947 - MAR 1947 Caribbean
OCT 1947 - NOV 1947 Galveston Texas
JAN 1948 - MAR 1948 Caribbean
AUG 1948 - SEP 1948 Pensacola Florida
FEB 1949 - APR 1949 Caribbean
MAY 1949 - OCT 1949 Mediterranean
FEB 1950 - MAY 1950 Caribbean
JUN 1951 - AUG 1951 Blue Nose - Artic Circle
MAY 1952 - JUN 1952 Caribbean
JUL 1952 - AUG 1952 Blue Nose - Artic Circle
OCT 1952 - NOV 1952 Caribbean
JAN 1953 - MAR 1953 Caribbean
JUN 1953 - AUG 1953 Blue Nose - Artic Circle
JAN 1967 - APR 1967 Little Creek Va to Guam
APR 1967 - AUG 1970 VIETNAM OFFENSIVE
JUN 1970 - JUL 1970 West Pac-Viet Nam

LST-980 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: Scrapped