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LST-1110

 

LST-1110 was laid down on 28 December 1944 at Evansville, Ind., by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co.; launched on 9 February 1945; sponsored by Mrs. Sydney Kolb; and commissioned on 7 March 1945, Lt. Alton S. Lee, USNR, in command.

 

During World War II, LST-1110 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 and saw service in China until late January 1947. For the succeeding 10 years, LST-1110 engaged in arctic resupply operations, operating out of ports on the California coast. On 1 July 1955, she was redesig-nated San Bernardino County (LST-1110) (q.v.) after a county in California. Decommissioned on 15 August 1958, San Bernardino County was transferred to the Republic of China Navy as Chung Chiang (LST-225). She was struck from the Navy list on 6 February 1959.

 

LST-1110 earned one battle star for World War II

 

 

LST-1110 follows the Coast Guard icebreaker Bittersweet (WAGL-389) through the ice off Point Barrow, Alaska, to supply one of the radar stations of the DEW (Distant Early Warning) Line, 1955. (80-G-709519)