Author Topic: BRP Benguet (LT-507) - ex USS Daviess County [LST-692] LST-542 Class  (Read 732 times)

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From: http://www.navsource.org/archives/10/16/160692.htm

LST-542 Class Tank Landing Ship:
Laid down, 7 February 1944, at Jeffersonville Boat and Machine Co., Jeffersonville, IN.
Launched, 31 March 1944
Commissioned USS LST-692, 10 May 1944, LT. Robert B. Carothers, USNR, in command

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Invasion of southern France 15 August to 10 September 1944
Decommissioned, 1 July 1946
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group, Green Cove Springs, FL.
Recommissioned in 1951
During the Korean War USS LST-692 participated in the following campaigns:

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Named USS Daviess County (LST 692), 1 July 1955

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Placed in service by the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) as USNS Daviess County (T-LST-692), 1 June 1964

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Struck from the Naval Register, 30 June 1975

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Transferred , sold to the Philippine Navy, 1 July 1976, commissioned BRP Benguet (LT-507)
Current Disposition, active in Philippines Navy

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Re: BRP Benguet (LT-507)
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2017, 09:19:01 PM »
Helicopter operations on board BRP Benguet (LT-507)

Mischief Reef incident sometime in May 1995

Spratly Islands - China/Philippines 'Incident'
Video by Associated Press via YouTube - Published on Jul 21, 2015

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I saw an LCVP last Saturday with a marking 507-2 I will assume that it belong to BRP Benguet since it has a 507 number, I was not able to take a picture of it since I was at the other side of the vehicle.

Anyone who will pass by the area will surely not miss the boat, better if someone could take some pictures of it before it is completely gone since I believe it is a scrap area.

Goggle maps link of the area
https://www.google.com.ph/maps/@14.4230162,120.8875949,146m/data=!3m1!1e3