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LST-1083

 

LST-1083 was laid down on 22 November 1944 at Ambridge, Pa., by the American Bridge Co.; launched on 14 January 1945; sponsored by Mrs. Orren Brown; and commissioned on 13 February 1945, Lt. Donald W. Homes in command.

 

During World War II, LST-1083 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto in June 1945. Following the war, she performed occupation duty in the Far East until early November 1945. She was decommissioned in August 1946 and assigned to the Pacific Reserve Fleet. Recommissioned on 8 September 1950, LST-1083 performed extensive service during the Korean War. For the next decade, she operated with the Pacific Fleet. The ship was redesignated Plumas County (LST-1083) (q.v.) on 1 July 1955 after a county in California. She was decommissioned again on 22 August 1961. Following service with the Military Sea Transportation Service commencing in December 1965, Plumas County was struck from the Navy list on 1 June 1972.

 

LST-1083 earned one battle star for World War II service and three for the Korean War.