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LST-1076 Page County


USS Page County (LST-1076) was transferred to Greece and renamed HNS Kriti (L 171)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons




Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (7) - Navy Unit Commendation
Second Row - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Third Row - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (1-Cuba)
Fourth Row - Vietnam Service Medal (6) - Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation (2) - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal


LST-511 Class Tank Landing Ship:
  • Laid down, 16 March 1945, at Bethlehem Hingham Shipyard, Hingham, MA.
  • Launched, 14 April 1945
  • Commissioned, 1 May 1945 as USS LST-1076
  • Decommissioned, 13 June1946, at Vancouver, WA.
  • Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, Columbia River Group
  • Renamed USS Page County (LST-1076), 1 July 1955
  • Recommissioned, 28 November 1960, at San Diego, CA.
  • Decommissioned, 5 March 1971
  • Transferred to Greece (date unknown) to Greece under the Security Assistance Program, renamed HNS Kriti (L 171)
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 15 April 1978
  • Sold under the Security Assistance Program to Greece, 1 July 1978
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • Page County earned six battle stars for Vietnam War service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 1,625 t.(fl) 3,640 t.(fl)
    Length 328'
    Beam 50'
    Draft unloaded, bow 2' 4" stern 7' 6", loaded bow 8' 2" stern 14' 1"
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 8-10 officers, 89-100 enlisted
    Troop Accommodations approx. 130 officers and enlisted
    Boats two LCVP
    Armament eight 40mm guns, twelve 20mm guns
    Propulsion two General Motors 12-567 diesel engines, two shafts, twin rudders
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    USS Page County (LST-1076)
    Page County 126k Page County (LST-1076) underway during amphibious operations, date and place unknown.
    US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, April 1963.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    Page County 17k Page County (LST-1076) underway, date and place unknown. Photo by Lloyd King
    LST-1076 54k Page County (LST-1076) delivering mail off the coast of Vietnam, circa 1967. Photo by Terry Gann EM2 USNR Ret.
    LST-1076 100k Page County (LST-1076) along with, YFU-60, YFU-63 and six unidentified LCU/YFUs at the LCT/LCU Landing, Port of Cua Viet, South Vietnam, October 1968. Photo by Art Moore BU2 USN
    HNS Kriti (L 171)
    LST-1076 126k ex-Page County (LST-1076) in Greek service as HNS Kriti (L 171) aerial view, date and place unknown. Tony Vrailas
    LST-1076 62k ex-Page County (LST-1076) in Greek service as HNS Kriti (L 171) loading M48A2 tanks at, Amphipolis Bay, Northern Greece, January 1975. Tony Vrailas
    LST-1076 62k ex-Page County (LST-1076) in Greek service as HNS Kriti (L 171) unloading amphibious vehicles, date and place unknown. Athanasios Papapostolou

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