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Category:LST-975 Marion County (ship, 1945)

  • Built by: Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc., Hingham, MA.
  • Laid down: 1 December 1944
  • Launched: 6 January 1945
  • Commissioned: 3 February 1945
  • Decommissioned: 16 April 1946, at Subic Bay, P.I.
  • Turned over to the US Army for Far East operations
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Returned to US Navy custody and reinstated in the Naval Register
  • Placed in service with the Military Sea Transportation System (MSTS), 1 July 1950 as USNS T-LST-975
  • Recommissioned: 28 August 1950
  • Named USS Marion County (LST-975), 1 July 1955
  • Decommissioned: 10 May 1956
  • Placed in service as USNS Marion County (T-LST-975) by MSTS
  • Placed out of service 26 September 1957, and laid up in the MSTS ready reserve fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
  • Transferred under the Military Assistance Program to the Republic of Vietnam, 12 April 1962, renamed RVNS Cam Banh (HQ-500)
  • Struck from the Naval Register: 1 June 1963
  • Following the fall of Saigon on 29 April 1975, RVNS Cam Banh (HQ-500) escaped to the Philippines
  • Transferred to the Philippine Navy, 17 November 1975, renamed BPR Zamboanga Del Sur (LT-86)
  • Current Disposition, believed to be active as part of the Philippines Navy as of 2004

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