USS Park County (LST-1077)
USS Park County (LST-1077) was an LST-542-class tank landing ship in the United States Navy. Unlike many of her class, which received only numbers and were disposed of after World War II, she survived long enough to be named. On 1 July 1955, all LSTs still in commission were named for US counties or parishes; LST-1077 was given the name Park County, after a county in Wyoming.
LST-1077 was laid down on 21 March 1944 by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc., Hingham, Massachusetts; launched without ceremony on 18 April 1945; and commissioned on 8 May 1945, Lt. I. W. Matthews in command.
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