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LST-527 was laid down on 23 October 1943 at Jeffersonville, Ind., by the Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Co.; launched on 3 January 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Bliss A. Fox; and commissioned on 17 February 1944, Lt. W. R. Hammock in command.

During World War II, LST-527 was assigned to the European theater and participated in the invasion of Normandy in June 1944. On 28 February 1945, she was decommissioned and, as a result of hostilities in Korea, recommissioned on 21 September 1950. She served in the Korean War and took part in the following campaigns :

Second Korean Winter-January and February 1952

Korea, Summer 1953-May and June 1953

Following her Korean service, she returned to the United States. She was named Cassia County (LST-527) after a county in Idaho on 1 July 1955. On 21 December 1956, the ship was decommissioned and struck from the Navy list on 1 October 1958. She was sunk as a target on 3 March 1959.

LST-527 earned one battle star for World War II service and two battle stars for Korean service.

Published: Mon Aug 03 07:52:25 EDT 2015