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The USS York County began life as a Navy ship on the 8th of November 1957, and was built in Virginia by the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Co.
The York County served as a Navy ship until July 17, 1972 when it was decommissioned and transferred to the Italian government. On that date, the USS York County LST-1175 became the Nave Caorle L-9891 an Italian ship in their navy. After ten years as an Italian ship, it was eventually scrapped in Italy with most of the steel being recycled for the Holland cruise line.
Here's a crew listing of the men who served on the USS York County LST-1175. If the word "NEED" is after your name, please contact Harris Cotter so we can update our files. (email@example.com)
We've also been asked by other LST ship members to list them on a page too!
Plank Owner Bill Evans DC3, sent us the original booklet of the York's Commissioning Ceremony listing the Officers and Chiefs that took her out on her maiden voyage. We've just added a Bill Evans page that includes his stories and pictures of the beginning of the York's life as a Navy ship.
We're sorry to report that Cancer has taken the life of plank owner Bill Evans. His son writes: "My Dad passed away in his sleep Monday night", July 5th, 2010.
For all of us who served on the USS York County, she will always live in our hearts, thus a story page was created and dedicated to her memory.
We hope you will take some time to read the stories about serving on our ship.
In March of 1972, the USS York County sailed into Little Creek for the last time. Some of the officers including Carver Rudolph LTjg recorded the Special Sea and Anchor Detail from the sound powered 1JV circuit. He recently sent Ken Robinson an audio CD which we are sharing here in small bytes to help with downloading. The voice from the bridge is of R. Tameris LPN1. Cuts1 2 3 4 5 and 6. We hope these sounds bring back some memories for you. Thank You Mr. Rudolph
Details may be listed on the reunion page, if we receive anything from anyone who attended the reunion.
If you find yourself out of the loop for upcoming reunion information, please send Harris Cotter (firstname.lastname@example.org) your updated mailing address, current email address, cell phone and home phone numbers.
214 Donovan Circle
Rosendale, WI 54974
Before attending any of our Reunions, you might consider ordering a York County Jacket, Hat or maybe both from Karen or John Schlagel RM2's business Backyard Stitches.
During the years of the second world war, many WW2 LSTs, were built in Seneca, Illinois and Evansville, IN by mostly women welders. The ships were sailed down the Ohio River from Evansville past Marietta, then out to sea. In September 1996, the Ohio LST/Amphibs Assoc. dedicated a memorial on the banks of the Ohio River. This memorial in Marietta is in memory of all the LSTs that passed by on their way to war, with some never to return.
Here's a history page detailing the USS York County as an American Ship.
We were contacted by Fredas Cook who was a signalman on the USS Grant County LST-1174. After seeing our page, he wanted to share with us his pictures of the York as it approached his ship for a highline detail. We'd like to thank Fredas for his gift of images from the vantage point above his ships bridge. Pic 1, Pic 2, Pic 3, Pic 4, Pic 5, Pic 6.
This image of the USS York County was sent to us from crew member Minzie Leister taken by a friend during Helo operations.
Here's a ship logo that can be used over your shirt pocket if you buy some iron_on transfer film from Walmart, craft or office supply store. Some have used the ship graphic for the back window of their truck. Recently we found out that Harris Cotter also used the logo on his truck too! Most sign shops can help after you take the ship image to them. They can also get it from the USS York County page.
We'd like to offer our thanks to crew member Jim Marders who provided many of the images shown below:
Movie Page 8MM Film Travel and Navy Footage of the York County in service. Also, be sure to Check out the You Tube videos now posted.
Below are additional Navy links from "The WEB" and "Youtube" that were recently found.