ACCOMAC APB 49
Ship Name and Designation History
This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.
- LST-542 Class Tank Landing Ship
- USS LST-710
Commissioned July 24 1944
- USS ACCOMAC APB-49
Redesignated Benawah Class Self-propelled Barracks Ship (APB) and named August 1 1945
Decommissioned August 9 1946
Struck from Naval Register May 1 1959
Sold December 7 1959 to Union Minerals & Alloys Corp., New York City, N.Y. for scrap
Keel Laid May 13 1944 - Launched June 28 1944
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- Covers Page 1 (1945-46)
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Post Office Established September 6 1945 - Disestablished August 1 1946
Mark from back of cover
LST-710 earned one battle star for World War II service
* Luzon operation
Lingayen Gulf landing January 4-18 1945
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Liberation Medal (1)
NAMESAKE - Named for the county in Virginia and the town which serves as its seat of government. It is the northernmost of the two Virginia counties that occupy the southern portion of the Delaware-Maryland-Virginia peninsula that constitutes the eastern shore of the Chesapeake Bay
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