From Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships,
Vol. V (1979), pp. 119
A county in Nevada.
(LST-1067: dp 1,625; l. 328'; b. 50'; dr. 11'; s. 12 k., cpl. 266; a. 8
40mm., 12 20mm.; cl. LST-511)
Nye County (LST-1067) was laid down at Bethlehem Hingham Shipyard,
Hingham, Mass., 24 January 1945. Launched 27 February 1945, and commissioned
as LST-1067 24 March 1945, Lt. P. H. White in command.
Upon completing shakedown along the Virginia coast, LST-1067 sailed
to Davisville, R.I. to load materials of war. Departing 16 May 1945 she
steamed via the Panama Canal first to Pearl Harbor and then, with additional
cargo, to Guam arriving 19 July. A second logistic voyage from the Hawaiian
Islands to the Marianas occurred in the immediate aftermath of the Japanese
surrender. She then embarked occupation forces at Leyte and landed them
on Honshu, Japan, 2 November.
Turning eastward for the long trip to the States, LST-1067 arrived
San Francisco 6 January 1946 and decommissioned at Portland, Oreg. 13 August
Named Nye County 1 July 1955, the landing ship recommissioned "in
reserve" 22 May 1963, and was assigned to the newly created RESLSTRON
2 based at Little Creek, Va. The value of this squadron during the Dominican
Republic crisis brought a full commissioning 21 December 1965 and new duties
in the Western Pacific.
Though based at Sasebo, Japan, Nye County spent much time between
April 1966-March 1967 offloading supplies at critical points along the central
coast of South Vietnam. Ordered to Pusan, Korea, she decoinmissioned 27
March 1967 and was turned over to the Military Sea Transportation Service.
Manned largely by a Korean crew, she continues to sail in Far Eastern waters