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From: http://www.navsource.org/archives/10/16/161064.htm

LST-542 Class Tank Landing Ship

Laid down, 9 January 1945, at Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc., Hingham, MA.
Launched, 14 February 1945
Commissioned USS LST-1064, 12 March 1945, LT. Leland H. Austin USNR in command
Decommissioned, 21 August 1946, at Astoria, OR.
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group
Named Nansemond County (LST-1064), 1 July 1955
Designated for disposal, 17 September 1959
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 October 1959
Sold to Japan under the Military Assistance Program in April 1961
Commissioned into the Japanese Maritime Self-defense Force as JCS Shiretoko (LST-4003)
Reacquired from Japan in 1975
Transferred to the Philippines, 24 September 1976
Commissioned into the Philippines Navy as BRP Samar Del Norte (LT 510)

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An aerial view of a portion of the naval station, showing some of the damage caused by the volcanic ash that fell following the eruption of Mount Pinatubo. The ammunition ship USS HALEAKALA (AE-25) is in the foreground at right; the Filipino tank landing ship RPS SAMAR DEL NORTE (LT-510) is at left.

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Re: BRP Samar del Norte (LT-510) - ex USS Nansemond County (LST-1064)
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2017, 11:42:56 AM »
From: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/6489158

A port quarter view of the Philippine tank landing ship RPS SAMAR DEL NORTE (LT-510), the former USS NASEMOND COUNTY (LST-1064), forward of the NORTE is the Philippine auxiliary fleet flagship RPS ANDRES BONIFACIO (PS-7), the former seaplane tender USS CHINCOTEAGUE (AVP-24). Opposite the BONIFACIO is the mast of a U.S. Navy Perry class guided missile frigate. Beyond that is the nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser USS LONG BEACH (CGN-9). The naval base is still recovering from the damage done by the eruption of Mount Pinatubo in March

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