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BRP Davao Oriental (LT-506) - ex USS Dagget County (LST-689)
« on: October 28, 2017, 09:15:56 PM »
From: http://www.navsource.org/archives/10/16/160689.htm

LST-542 Class Tank Landing Ship

Laid down, 11 January 1944, at Jeffersonville Boat and Machine Co., Jeffersonville, IN.
Launched, 9 March 1944
Commissioned USS LST-689, 2 May 1944, LT. Frank D. McKay USNR in command
Decommissioned, 39 June 1946
Laid up in reserve
Named USS Daggett County (LST 689), , 1 July 1955
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 October 1959
Transferred to Japan in 1961, named JDS Oosumi (LST-4001)
Transferred to the Republic of the Philippines in 1975, named BRP Davao Oriental (LT-506)
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping by Philippines Navy, date unknown

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From: http://www.navsource.org/archives/10/16/1016068902.jpg



Photo by Edison Sy
Ex-USS Daggett County (LST-689) in Philippines naval service as BRP Davao Oriental (LT-506) at Cavite in October 1991.



From: http://www.navsource.org/archives/10/16/1016068903.jpg

Photo by Edison Sy
BRP Davao Oriental (LT-506) at Cavite in January 1993.

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