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USS Sagadahoc County (LST-1091)
USS LST-1091 (1945 - 1955)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Alpha - Papa - Victor
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
USS Sagadahoc County (LST-1091) was transferred to the Republic of China and renamed ROCS Chung Chin (LST-226)
LST-542 Class Tank Landing Ship:
Laid down, 3 July 1945, at American Bridge Co, Ambridge, PA.
Launched, 3 March 1945
Commissioned USS LST-1091, 6 April 1945, at New Orleans, LA. LT. Milton S. Johnston Jr., USNR in command
During World War II USS LST-1091 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LST Flotilla Thirty-Three, CAPT. C. A. Legg USN (24);
LST Group Ninety-Eight, LCDR. H. B. McLean;
LST Division One Hundred Ninety-Five
Following World War II USS LST-1091 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 15 October 1945 to 4 January 1946
Decommissioned, 5 July 1946, at Bremerton, WA.
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group
Named Sagadahoc County (LST-1091), 1 July 1955
Transferred to Republic of China (Taiwan), October 1958, renamed ROCS Chung Chin (LST 226)
Struck from the Naval Register, 6 February 1959
Decommissioned by the Taiwanese navy, 29 December 2010
Final Disposition, fate unknown
4,080 t.(fl) (sea-going draft w/1675 ton load)
2,366 t. (beaching displacement)
Length 328' o.a.
light 2' 4" fwd, 7' 6" aft
sea-going 8' 3" fwd, 14' 1" aft
landing 3' 11" fwd, 9' 10" aft (landing w/500 ton load)
limiting 11' 2"
maximum navigation 14' 1"
Speed 11.6 kts. (trial)
Endurance 24,000 miles @ 9kts. while displacing 3960 tons
Boats 2 LCVP
Cargo Capacity (varied with mission - payloads between 1600 and 1900 tons)
One Landing Craft Tank (LCT), tanks, wheeled and tracked vehicles, artillery, construction equipment and military supplies. A ramp or elevator forward allowed vehicles access to tank deck from main deck
Additional capacity included sectional pontoons carried on each side of vessel amidships, to either build Rhino Barges or use as causeways. Married to the bow ramp, the causeways would enabled payloads to be delivered ashore from deeper water or where a beachhead would not allow the vessel to be grounded forward after ballasting
Armament (varied with availability when each vessel was outfitted. Retro-fitting was accomplished throughout WWII. The ultimate armament design for United States vessels was
2 - Twin 40MM gun mounts w/Mk. 51 directors
4 - Single 40MM gun mounts
12 single 20MM gun mounts
Diesel 4,300 Bbls
two General Motors 12-567A, 900hp Diesel engines
single Falk Main Reduction Gears
three Diesel-drive 100Kw 230V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
two propellers, 1,700shp
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| ROCS Chung Chin (LST-226)
||Ex-USS Sagadahoc County (LST-1091) in the Republic of China service as ROCS Chung Chin (LST 226) moored to a buoy at Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 2 October 1989. The floating dock in the background Viva Island.
||Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
||ROCS Chung Chin (LST 226) moored pierside at Zuoying Naval Yard, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 29 December 2010, during decommissioning ceremonies.
USS Sagadahoc County (LST-1091)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Johnston Jr., Milton Stevens, USNR||6 April 1945 - 10 November 1945|
|02||LTjg. Keys Jr., Rufus B., USNR||10 November 1945 - 5 July 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
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