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USS Terrell County (LST-1157)

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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons



Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (Vietnam) - Presidential Unit Citation - Navy Unit Commendation
Second Row - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (3) - National Defense Service Medal - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (13-Quemoy-Matsu, 1-Lebanon, 3-Vietnam)
Third Row - Vietnam Service Medal (12) - Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal



USS Terrell County (LST-1157) was sold to Greece and renamed HS Inouse (L-104)

LST-1156 Terrebonne Parish Class Tank Landing Ship:
  • Laid down, 3 March 1952, at Bath Iron Works, Bath, ME.
  • Launched, 6 December 1952
  • Commissioned USS LST-1157, 14 March 1953, LCDR. Lowell I. Reynolds in command
  • Named USS Terrell County (LST-1157), 1 July 1955
  • During the Vietnam War USS Terrell County participated in the following campaigns:
    Vietnam War Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Vietnam Defense
    9 to 15 July 1965
    13 to 18 August 1965
    31 October to 3 December 1965
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive Phase-VI
    6 December 1968 to 9 February 1969
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive
    3 to 10 and 20 to 31 March 1966
    6 April to 8 May 1966
    16 to 20 June 1966
    Tet/69 Counteroffensive
    6 May to 8 June 1969
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive Phase-II
    10 to 15 September 1966
    10 to 14 October 1966
    27 November to 7 December 1966
    13 to 19 February 1967
    9 to 13 and 22 to 26 May 1967
    Vietnam Winter-Fall 1970
    9 to 28 June 1969
    25 September to 31 October 1969
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive Phase-III
    5 July to 5 August 1967
    19 August to 22 September 1967
    Vietnam Winter-Sprint 1970
    1 November to 3 December 1969
    8 March to 30 April 1970
    Tet Counteroffensive
    12 March to 1 April 1968
    Sanctuary Counteroffensive
    1 to 30-MAY 1970
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive Phase-IV
    2 to 15 April 1968
    27 April to 17 May 1968
    3 to 6 June 1968
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive Phase-VII
    1 to 8 October 1970

  • Decommissioned, 25 March 1971, at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, WA.
  • Transferred, on loan, to Greece under the Security Assistance Program and renamed HS Inouse (L-104)
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 November 1976
  • Sold outright to Greece in March 1977
  • Decommissioned by the Greek Navy, 20 March 2003
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • USS Terrell County earned twelve campaign stars for Vietnam War service, as well as the Presidential Unit Citation, the Navy Unit Commendation, and three Meritorious Unit Commendations
    Specifications:
    Displacement 2,590 t (lt), 5,800 t.(fl)
    Length 384'
    Beam 55'
    Draft 17'
    Speed 14 kts.
    Complement
    ships company and staff officers 16
    ships company and staff enlisted 189
    Troop Accommodations
    15 officers
    380 enlisted
    Boats
    three LCVP Armament
    three twin 3"/50 gun mounts
    five single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Propulsion
    four GM 16-278A Diesel engines, 6000shp
    two controllable pitch propellers

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    USS Terrell County (LST-1157)
    Terrell County 68k Broadside view of USS Terrell County (LST-1157) off the south end of Mare Island Naval Shipyard, 26 October 1956. Terrell County was under repair at Mare Island from 24 August to 26 October 1956.
    Mare Island Naval Shipyard photo # 31946-10-56.
    Darryl Baker
    Terrell County 10k USS Terrell County (LST-1157) at Naha, Okinawa in 1957. Photo by Royal Mannion
    Terrell County 104k USS Terrell County (LST-1157), date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
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    Terrell County 70k USS Terrell County (LST-1157), overhead view, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    George R. O'Connell RM2 USS Terrell County 1960-62.
    Photo from the from the collection of CAPT. John L. Townley USN (Ret)
    Terrell County 112k USS Terrell County (LST-1157), date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    George R. O'Connell RM2 USS Terrell County 1960-62.
    Photo from the from the collection of CAPT. John L. Townley USN (Ret)
    Terrell County 72k USS Terrell County (LST-1157), circa 1960-61, location unknown
    US Navy photograph.
    George R. O'Connell RM2 USS Terrell County 1960-62.
    Photo from the from the collection of CAPT. John L. Townley USN (Ret)
    Terrell County 72k USS Terrell County (LST-1157), date and location unknown. John W. Rogers GMG3 USS Terrell County 1961-62
    Terrell County 130k USS Terrell County (LST-1157), gunnery patch, 1961-62. John W. Rogers GMG3 USS Terrell County 1961-62
    Terrell County 362k USS Terrell County (LST-1157) underway with causeways secured to her sides while enroute from Okinawa to Vietnam, date unknown. William L. Duncan BM2 USS Terrell County Sept. 67 to Sept. 69
    Terrell County 560k Lowering one of USS Terrell County (LST-1157)'s LCVPs, date and location unknown. Leroy Duncan BM2 USS Terrell County Sept. 67 to Sept. 69
    Terrell County 59k USS Terrell County (LST-1157) off the coast of Vietnam with a UH-1B Iroquois helicopter on her flight deck. This view of the Terrell County's flight deck was taken from USS Clarion River (LSMR-409) which was moored alongside. Photo USN, Official. Robert Hurst
    Terrell County 866k USS Terrell County (LST-1157) LCVP 2, beached in Vietnam. BM2 Duncan was the boats Coxswain, date and location unknown. William L. Duncan BM2 USS Terrell County Sept. 67 to Sept. 69
    Terrell County 890k Helicopter landing on the deck of USS Terrell County (LST-1157) off the coast of Vietnam, date unknown. William L. Duncan BM2 USS Terrell County Sept. 67 to Sept. 69
    Terrell County 795k USS Terrell County (LST-1157) beached in Vietnam while off-loading a Marine Corps LVT, date unknown. William L. Duncan BM2 USS Terrell County Sept. 67 to Sept. 69
    HS Inouse (L-104)
    Terrell County 63k Ex-USS Terrell County (LST-1157) in Greek service as HS Inouse (L-104) entering port at Taranto, Italy, date unknown. George R. O'Connell RM2 USS Terrell County 1960-62.
    Ringgold 224k Ship's present at the Greek Salamis Naval Base, 31 August 1979 include six Greek Fletcher-class destroyers;
    HS Kimon (D-42) (ex-USS Ringgold (DD-500),
    HS Nearchos (D-65) (ex-USS Wadsworth (DD-516),
    HS Sfendoni (D-85) (ex-USS Aulick (DD-569),
    HS Aspis (D-06) (ex-USS Connor (DD-582),
    HS Lonchi (D-56) (ex-USS Hall (DD-583),
    and HS Velos (D-16) (ex-USS Charrette (DD-581).
    Also visible are the landing ships HS Nafkratoussa (L-153) (ex-USS Fort Mandan (LSD-21)
    HS Oinoussai (L-104) (ex-USS Terrell County (LST-1157), and
    HS Kos (L-116) (ex-USS Whitfield County (LST-1169).
    Photo by PHC C. Pedrick, USN. U.S. DefenseImagery photo VIRIN: photo VIRIN: DN-SC-82-00328.
    Robert Hurst

    USS Terrell County (LST-1157)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR. Reynolds, Lowell I.14 March 1953 - 17 June 1953
    02LCDR. Scott Jr., Richard S.17 June.1953 - 22 December1954
    03LCDR. Nelson, Melvin Orvil22 December 1954 - 8 May 1956
    04LCDR. Dunton, Alfred A.8 May 1956 - 4 October.1956
    05LCDR. Vaughn, Donald Edward4 October1956 - 18 June 1958
    06LCDR. Cerstvik, Milan S.18 June 1958 - 5 March 1960
    07CDR. Morrison, Joseph Benson5 March 1960 - 8 December 1961
    08LCDR. Geiger, Eugene Dale8 December 1961 - 8 June 1963
    09LCDR. Allen, James A.8 June 1963 - 31 July 1965
    10LCDR. Kinsley Jr., Harry W.31 July 1965 - 15 April 1967
    11CDR. Goddard, Thomas Bohner15 April 1967 - 5 August 1968
    12LCDR. Schimming, John Gottlieb5 August 1968 - 4 December 1970
    13LT. Guthrie, Stephen D.4 December 1970 - 25 March 1971
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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