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RPS Ilocos Norte (LT-98) - ex-USS Madera County (LST-905)
« on: October 16, 2017, 11:59:39 PM »
From: http://www.navsource.org/archives/10/16/160905.htm

542-Class Tank Landing Ship:

Laid down, 19 November 1944, at Dravo Corp. Pittsburgh, PA.
Launched, 30 December 1944
Commissioned USS LST-905, 29 January 1945, LT. Paul W. Thompson, USNR in command
Decommissioned, 11 September 1946
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet
Renamed USS Madera County (LST-905), 1 July 1955
Recommissioned in Reserve, 30 March 1963
Recommissioned in active status, 11 December 1965
Decommissioned, date unknown
Transferred (leased) to the Republic of the Philippines, 29 November 1969, renamed RPS Ilocos Norte (LT-98)
Struck from the Naval Register, 15 September 1979
Sold to the Philippines, 1 March 1980
Final Disposition, struck for the Philippine Navy in 1992, fate unknown