Author Topic: BRP Cotabato Del Norte (LT-511) - ex-USS Orleans Parish (LST-1069)  (Read 1306 times)


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LST-542 Class Tank Landing Ship:

Laid down, 7 February 1945, at Bethlehem Hingham Shipyard, Hingham, MA.
Launched, 7 March 1945
Commissioned, USS LST-1069, 31 March 1945, LT. Lewis A. Rockwell USNR in command
Decommissioned, date unknown, for conversion to a mine squadron flagship and logistic support vessel
Named USS Orleans Parish (LST-1069), 1 July 1955
Recommissioned in 1955, LT. Robert Norville, USN in command
Decommissioned, 19 December 1958, at Charleston Naval Shipyard, Charleston, S.C., for conversion to a Mine Countermeasures Support Ship
Recommissioned, 19 January 1959, as USS Orleans Parish (MCS-6)
Decommissioned, 20 May 1966,
Placed in service with the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) as USNS Orleans Parish (T-LST-1069)
Place out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 30 June 1975
Sold to Republic of the Philippines, 1 September 1976, renamed BRP Cotabato Del Norte (LT-511)