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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 Januray 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
    1,625 t.(lt)
    4,080 t.(fl) (sea-going draft w/1675 ton load)
    2,366 t. (beaching displacement)
    Length 328' o.a.
    Beam 50'
    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
    13 officers
    104 enlisted
    Troop Accommodations
    16 officers
    147 enlisted
    Boats 2 LCVP
    Cargo Capacity (varied with mission - payloads between 1600 and 1900 tons)
    Typical loads
    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
    Fuel Capacity
    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
    twin rudders

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    ROCS Chung Chin (LST-226)
    LST-1091 47k 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.
    LST-1091 232k ROCS Chung Chin (LST 226) moored pierside at Zuoying Naval Yard, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 29 December 2010, during decommissioning ceremonies.  
    LST-1091 117k

    USS Sagadahoc County (LST-1091)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Johnston Jr., Milton Stevens, USNR6 April 1945 - 10 November 1945
    02LTjg. Keys Jr., Rufus B., USNR10 November 1945 - 5 July 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    The USS LST Ship Memorial
    LST Home Port
    State LST Chapters
    United States LST Association
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