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BRP Aurora (LT-508) - ex-USNS Harris County (T-LST-822)
« on: October 29, 2017, 11:04:29 AM »

LST-542 Class Tank Landing Ship:

Laid down, 20 September 1944, at Missouri Valley Bridge and Iron Co., Evansville, IN.
Launched, 1 November 1944
Commissioned USS LST-822, 23 November 1944, at New Orleans, LA., LT. Robert N. Mclntyre, USNR, in command
Decommissioned, 27 July 1946 at Portland, OR.
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group, 10 August 1946
Recommissioned, 23 November 1950, at Bremerton, WA., LT. R. N. Mclntyre, in command
Decommissioned, 21 February 1955
Placed in service with the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) in March 1955
Named USNS Harris County (T-LST-822), 1 July 1955
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Sold to the Republic of the Philippines, 13 September 1976, renamed BRP Aurora (LT-508)



Harris County (T-LST-822 underway, date and location unknown.

LST-822, LST-970 and LST-117 beached at Leyte after unloading their cargo, 12 September 1945.