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LST-1157

 

LST-1157 was laid down on 3 March 1952 at Bath, Maine, by the Bath Iron Works; launched on 6 December 1953; sponsored by Mrs. John H. Spiller; and commissioned on 14 March 1954, Lt. Comdr. L. I. Reynolds in command.

 

Assigned to Amphibious Force, Pacific Fleet, LST-1157 conducted numerous deployments to the western Pacific into 1964. She was redesignated Terrell County (LST-1157) (q.v.) after counties in Georgia and Texas on 1 July 1955. Commencing in 1964, Terrell County performed extensive service in the Vietnam theater. On 25 March 1971, the tank landing ship was decommissioned at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Wash., and assigned to the Pacific Reserve Fleet.

 

LST-1157 earned one award of the Presidential Unit Citation, one award of the Navy Unit Commendation, three awards of the Meritorious Unit Commendation, and 12 battle stars for Vietnam service.