USS Crook County (LST-611)
LST-611, one of four LSTs on beach, unloads at Inchon, 16 September 1950
|Name:||USS LST-611, later USS Crook County|
|Namesake:||Crook County, Oregon, and Crook County, Wyoming|
|Builder:||Chicago Bridge and Iron Company, Seneca, Illinois|
|Laid down:||17 December 1943|
|Launched:||28 April 1944|
|Sponsored by:||Mrs. Ray Hines|
|Commissioned:||15 May 1944|
|Decommissioned:||26 October 1956|
|Renamed:||USS Crook County (LST-611), 1 July 1955|
|Class and type:||LST-542-class tank landing ship|
|Length:||328 ft (100 m)|
|Beam:||50 ft (15 m)|
|Propulsion:||2 × General Motors 12-567 diesel engines, two shafts, twin rudders|
|Speed:||12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)|
|Boats & landing
|Troops:||140 officers and enlisted men|
|Complement:||8-10 officers, 100-115 enlisted men|
USS Crook County (LST-611), originally USS LST-611, was a United States Navy LST-542-class tank landing ship built during World War II and in commission from 1944 to 1956. Named after Crook County, Oregon, and Crook County, Wyoming, she has been the only U.S. Navy vessel to bear the name.
LST-611 was laid down on 17 December 1943 at Seneca, Illinois, by the Chicago Bridge and Iron Company. She was launched on 28 April 1944, sponsored by Mrs. Ray Hines, and commissioned on 15 May 1944 with Lieutenant Roy E. Burton, Jr., USNR, in command.
On 1 July 1955, LST-611 was renamed USS Crook County (LST-611). On 26 October 1956 she was placed in service, in reserve, in caretaker status.
Honors and awards
LST-611 earned two battle stars for World War II service and three battle stars for Korean War service.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- "LST-611". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Retrieved 29 May 2007.
- "LST-611 Crook County". Amphibious Photo Archive. Retrieved 29 May 2007.
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