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LST-1064

 

LST-1064. was laid down on 9 January 1945 at Hingham, Mass., by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc.; launched on 14 February 1945; and commissioned on 12 March 1945, Lt. Leland H. Austin in command.

 

Following World War II, LST-1064 performed occupation duty in the Far East until late December 1945. She was decommissioned on 21 August 1946 and re-designated Nansemond County (LST-1064) (q.v.) on 1 July 1955 after a county in southeastern Virginia. The ship was struck from the Navy list on 1 October 1959 and sold to Japan in April 1961 where she served as Shiretoko (LST-4003). Reobtained from Japan in 1975, Nansemond County was transferred to the Philippines on 24 September 1976.