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USS Westchester County (LST-1167)

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Date: 1952 to 1973
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Terrebonne Parish-class tank landing ship (Landing Ship, Tank) built for the United States Navy at the tail end of the Korean War. Named for Westchester County, New York, she was the only U.S. Naval vessel to bear the name. The ship served in the Vietnam War and was damaged by two giant explosions from limpet mines set to the hull about midships by Viet Cong frogmen on 1 November 1968 which killed 26 sailors. She was repaired and served until decommissioned as the USS Westchester County on 30 August 1973, and sold to the Turkish Navy in 1974 and finally sunk as a target in 2014.

See: Wikipedia -- USS Westchester County (LST-1167)

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