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USS Talbot County (LST-1153)
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USS LST-1153 (1947 - 1955)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Kilo - Hotel - Zulu
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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
National Defense Service Medal (2) - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (1-Cuba, 1-Dominican Republic)


LST-1153 Talbot County Class Tank Landing Ship:
  • Laid down, 19 July 1945, at Boston Navy Yard, Boston, MA.
  • Launched, 24 April 1947
  • Commissioned USS LST-1153, 3 September 1947
  • Named USS Talbot County (LST-1153), 1 July 1955
  • Decommissioned, 3 April 1970
  • Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Orange, TX. Group
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 May 1973
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 1 May 1974, by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 6,000 t.
    Length 328'
    Beam 54'
    Draft 14' 5"
    Speed 14 kts.
    Complement 190
    Troop Accommodations 197
    Armament
    two single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mounts
    two twin 40mm AA gun mounts
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Propulsion
    two geared turbines (forward engine room, Westinghouse), after engine room, General Electric)
    two Babcock and Wilcox boilers, 450psi

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    Talbot County 62k USS LST-1153 under construction at Boston Naval Shipyard, 1947.
    US Navy photo.
    John Ashburn, USS Talbot County LST-1153 web site
    Talbot county 12k USS LST-1153 underway during sea trials in Boston Harbor, 25 August 1947. USS Talbot County (LST-1153) web site
    Talbot county 6k LST-1153 underway during sea trials in Boston Harbor, 25 August 1947. USS Talbot County (LST-1153) web site
    Talbot County 76k USS LST-1153 beached at Vieques Island, Puerto Rico, 18 February 1948.
    US Navy photo.
    John Ashburn, USS Talbot County LST-1153 web site
    Talbot county 32k USS LST-1153 underway, date and location unknown.  
    Talbot county 52k USS LST-1153 underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine April 1948
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    Talbot county 130k USS LST-1153 at sea with bow doors open after backing off at Vieques, Puerto Rico, date unknown. William D. Smith RM3 USS LST 1153 1948-1952
    Talbot county 115k USS LST-1153 beached at Vieques Island, Puerto Rico., date unknown. William D. Smith RM3 USS LST 1153 1948-1952
    Talbot county 92k USS LST-1153 at anchor , date and location unknown. William D. Smith RM3 USS LST 1153 1948-1952
    Talbot county 127k USS LST-1153 moored pierside forward of USS LST-912 at Naval Station Norfolk, date unknown. William D. Smith RM3 USS LST 1153 1948-1952
    Talbot county 108k USS LST-1153 beached at Thule,Greenland while the US was building an air bade on the island, date unknown. William D. Smith RM3 USS LST 1153 1948-1952
    Talbot county 130k USS LST-1153 and USS LST-291 with a floating crane alongside, beached at Thule,Greenland, date unknown. William D. Smith RM3 USS LST 1153 1948-1952
    Talbot county 95k USS LST-1153 moored pierside at Naval Station Norfolk, VA., circa 1948-1952. William D. Smith RM3 USS LST 1153 1948-1952
    Talbot county 82k USS LST-1153 moored pierside at Naval Station Norfolk, VA., QMSN Arnold, standing guard on the pier, circa 1948-1952. William D. Smith RM3 USS LST 1153 1948-1952
    Talbot county 114k USS LST-1153 beached, location unknown, circa 1948-1952. William D. Smith RM3 USS LST 1153 1948-1952
    Talbot county 106k USS LST-1153 and USS LST-291 beached, location unknown, circa 1948-1952. William D. Smith RM3 USS LST 1153 1948-1952
    Talbot county 15k USS LST-1153 underway, location unknown, 20 February 1952. USS Talbot County (LST-1153) web site
    Talbot county 59k USS LST-1153 underway, date and location unknown. John Ashburn, USS Talbot County LST-1153 web site
    USS Talbot County (LST-1153)
    Talbot county 251k USS Talbot County (LST-1153) beached on a ramp at Antigua in July 1956. Talbot County was transporting MCB-6 (Seabees) from Davisville, R.I. to Antigua. Daniel Ward in honor of his father HMCM Cary Carlson Ward Sr. US Navy Ret.
    Talbot county 183k
    Talbot county 345k
    Talbot county 29k USS Talbot County (LST-1153) underway with cargo secured to her main deck, date and location unknown Courtesy Forrest (Jack) Edwards MMC USN USS Talbot County and the USS Talbot County web site
    Talbot County 47k USS Talbot County (LST-1153) at anchor, circa prior to 1958, location unknown. John Ashburn, USS Talbot County LST-1153 web site
    Talbot County 67k USS Talbot County (LST-1153) underway off Hampton Roads, early 1960s. John Ashburn, USS Talbot County LST-1153 web site, Courtesy Roger Tamasseti
    Talbot County 44k USS Talbot County (LST-1153) at Valetta Harbor, Malta, early 1961. John Ashburn, USS Talbot County LST-1153 web site
    Talbot County 44k
    Talbot County 51k USS Talbot County (LST-1153) underway, post-1961, location unknown. John Ashburn, USS Talbot County LST-1153 web site
    Talbot County 52k USS Talbot County (LST-1153) underway off Hampton Roads, 7 October 1963.
    US Navy photo by Gary R. Hanson, PH3 USN.
    John Ashburn, USS Talbot County LST-1153 web site, Courtesy Roger Tamasseti
    Talbot county 8k USS Talbot County (LST-1153) underway, date and location unknown USS Talbot County (LST-1153) web site
    Talbot county 25k USS Talbot County (LST-1153) offloading of M42 Dusters of the 517th Artillery at the Rio Hato training area in Panama during 1965 war games. 517th Artillery
    Talbot County 74k USS Talbot County (LST-1153) underway, date and location unknown. John Ashburn, USS Talbot Country LST-1153 web site
    Talbot County 65k USS Talbot County (LST-1153) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    Robert Hurst

    USS Talbot County (LST-1153)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Commanding Officers
    03LCDR. Godfery, James Thomas1949 - ?
    07LCDR. Conger, Elton VaughJanuary 1959 - August 1960
    11LCDR. Carmody, Cornelius James28 August 1964 - 13 September 1966
    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
    Terry Hammonds USS Talbot County Decommissioned - Flickr page
    The USS LST Ship Memorial
    LST Home Port
    State LST Chapters
    United States LST Association
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