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Subject: LST 761


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RUSTY OLD SEA DOG
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Date Posted: 03/ 7/11 16:16:13

LST 671
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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
- American Campaign Medal
- Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (3)
- World War II Victory Medal
- Navy Occupation Medal (with Asia Clasp)
- Philippine Liberation Medal

# LST-542 Class Tank Landing Ship Laid down, 28 March 1944, at American Bridge Co., Ambridge, PA.
# Launched, 11 May 1944
# Commissioned USS LST-671, 2 June 1944
# During World War II LST-671 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the:
Leyte operations
Leyte landings, October and November 1944
Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, April through June 1945
Luzon operations Lingayen Gulf landings, January 1945
.

# Following World War II LST-671 performed occupation duty in the Far East until December 1945
# Decommissioned, 25 June 1946
# Struck from the Naval Register, 15 August 1946
# Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 26 September 1947, to Boston Metals Co., Baltimore, MD.
# LST-671 earned three battle stars for World War II service
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After service in the US Navy, these ships were transferred to South Korea on loan between 1955 and 1958. They were purchased in 1974. These US-built ships are of similar design, with minor differences. The LST 542 class ships (Un Bong and Hwa San) have a ramp connecting upper deck and the tank deck, while the others have an elevator. The ships can carry 2,100 tons of cargo including up to 20 medium tanks and have 4 LCVP landing craft on davits.

Various sources provide a somewhat confusing compilation of names for the various ships of this class, reflecting the vagaries of Korean transliteration.

LST 761 (UNBONG) AT KOREA
A LINK TO THE UNBONG LST PAGE UNBONG LST

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NICE PRESERVATION !R.O.S.D.03/ 7/11 16:20:45

Re: LST 761ARTHUR AREGONI (CORRECTION)10/17/14 12:22:55


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