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RPS Samar Oriental (LT-502) - ex-USS LST-287
« on: October 18, 2017, 09:21:44 AM »

LST-1 Class Tank Landing Ship:

Laid down, 30 August 1943, at American Bridge Co., Ambridge, PA.
Launched, 31 October 1943
Placed in partial commission, 29 November 1943, as USS LST-287, for transit to her fitting out yard, LT. F. P. Wahlig, Ferry Command, in command
Commissioned USS LST-287, 15 December 1943, LT. Frank P. Eldredge, USNR, in command
Decommissioned, 13 June 1946
Transferred to the Military Sea Transportation Service, 29 May 1951
Placed in service as USNS T-LST-287
Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
LST-287 earned one battle star for World War II service
Transferred to the Philippine Navy, 13 September 1976, renamed RPS Samar Oriental (LT-502)
Decommissioned by the Philippine Navy, date unknown


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