USS LST-1141, a 3960-ton tank landing ship, was built at Seneca, Illinois. She was commissioned in May 1945 and soon went to the central Pacific, arriving just as Japan's capitulation brought World War II's fighting to an end. During the fall of 1945 she operated in support of Far Eastern occupation efforts, then recrossed the ocean to the U.S. West Coast. LST-1141 made a second deployment to the western Pacific beginning in May 1946 and was decommissioned in August 1949, about three months after the end of that long cruise.
The Korean War brought LST-1141 back into active service after just over a year in the Reserve Fleet. Recommissioned in November 1950, she had two tours of duty in the combat zone, the first between March 1951 and March 1952. The second began in January 1953 and extended until the following December. She again deployed to the Far East in 1955 and at the beginning of July 1955 was renamed Stone County (LST-1141). Over the next decade and a half the landing ship was frequently assigned to the Seventh Fleet in the western Pacific. She participated in Vietnam War operations in 1966 and 1968. USS Stone County was leased to Thailand in March 1970 and thereafter served in that Nation's Navy under the name Lanta. She was formally sold to Thailand in August 1973 and stricken from the U.S. Navy list at that time.
This page features the only views we have concerning USS LST-1141 and USS Stone County (LST-1141).
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Photo #: NH 104074
USS Stone County (LST-1141)
Underway, during the 1950s.
This ship was named LST-1141 until 1 July 1955, when she was renamed Stone County.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.
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Note: This image was received by the Naval Photographic Center in December 1959, but was probably taken some years earlier.
Photo #: K-32530
USS Stone County (LST-1141), center
Unloading ammunition and stores on a beach near Da Nang, Republic of Vietnam, on 25 July 1966. Another LST is also on the beach, at right.
Photographed by Journalist First Class Ernest L. Filtz.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph.
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Reproductions of this image may also be available through the National Archives photographic reproduction system as Photo # 428-K-32530.
NOTE: Though reproductions of this photo from the Naval Historical Center's collections are available in black & white only, those from the National Archives should be available in color.
In addition to the images presented above, the National Archives appears to hold other views of USS Stone County (LST-1141). The following list features some of these photographs:
The images listed below are NOT in
the Naval Historical Center's collections.
DO NOT try to obtain them using the procedures described in our page "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions".
USS Stone County (LST-1141) underway, during the 1950s. This image was received by the Naval Photographic Center in December 1959, but was probably taken several years earlier.
Port quarter aerial view.
USS Stone County (LST-1141) underway on 21 July 1965. Photographed by PH1c H. Kingsley of squadron VC-3.
Starboard broadside (slightly toward the bow) aerial view.
Reproductions of these images should be available through the National Archives photographic reproduction system for pictures not held by the Naval Historical Center.
The images listed in this box are NOT in the Naval Historical Center's collections. DO NOT try to obtain them using the procedures described in our page "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions".
Page made 21 December 2006