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Harris County (LST-822)
Career (USA)
Name: USS LST-822
Namesake: Harris County
Builder: Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Company, Evansville, Indiana
Laid down: 20 September 1944
Launched: 1 November 1944
Commissioned: 23 November 1944
Decommissioned: 27 July 1946
Recommissioned: 23 November 1950
Decommissioned: 21 February 1955
In service: March 1955
Renamed: USNS Harris County (T-LST-822), 1 July 1955
Honours and
awards:
1 battle star (World War II)
4 battle stars (Korea)
Fate: Sold to the Philippines, 13 September 1976
Career (Philippines) Philippines Navy Ensign
Name: RPS Aurora (LT-508)
Acquired: 13 September 1976
Fate: Unknown, probably sold for scrap
General characteristics
Class & type: LST-542-class tank landing ship
Displacement: 1,625 long tons (1,651 t) light
3,640 long tons (3,698 t) full
Length: 328 ft (100 m)
Beam: 50 ft (15 m)
Draft: Unloaded :
2 ft 4 in (0.71 m) forward
7 ft 6 in (2.29 m) aft
Loaded :
8 ft 2 in (2.49 m) forward
14 ft 1 in (4.29 m) aft
Propulsion: 2 × General Motors 12-567 diesel engines, two shafts, twin rudders
Speed: 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)
Boats & landing
craft carried:
Two LCVPs
Troops: approx. 130 officers and enlisted
Complement: 8–10 officers, 89–100 enlisted men
Armament: • 1 × single 3"/50 caliber gun
• 8 × 40 mm guns
• 12 × 20 mm guns

USNS Harris County (T-LST-822) was an LST-542-class tank landing ship built for the United States Navy during World War II. Named for counties in Georgia and Texas, she was the only U.S. Naval vessel to bear the name.

USS LST-822 was laid down by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Company of Evansville, Indiana on 20 September 1944; launched on 1 November 1944; and commissioned at New Orleans, Louisiana on 23 November 1944 with Lieutenant R. N. Mclntyre in command.

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