LST-32 / AVB-1 Alameda County
LST-1 Class Tank Landing Ship:
down, 17 February, 1943 at Dravo Corp., Pittsburgh, PA.
Launched, 22 May 1943
Commissioned USS LST-32, 12 July 1943, LT. Gardnar P. Mulloy
World War II USS LST-32 was assigned to the European Theater and participated in the following actions/campaigns:
Decommissioned in July 1946
up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Green Cove Springs, FL.
Recommissioned, 7 March
1951, LT. John W. Leonard in command
Named USS Alameda County (LST-32),
1 July 1955
Reclassified Advance Aviation Base Ship, (AVB-1),
28 September 1957
Decommissioned, 25 June 1962, at Naples, Italy
from the Naval Register, 30 June 1962
Transferred (sold) to Italy, 20 November
1962, renamed NMM Anteo (A5306)
Disposition, fate unknown
County earned two battle stars for World War II service as LST-32
In July 1958, the U.S. Sixth Fleet landed Marines in Beirut, Lebanon. The
USS ALAMEDA COUNTY was at Souda Bay on 14 July when the first Marines landed and within a matter of hours the first aircraft
began to arrive. As the closest advanced base to Lebanon, the ALAMEDA COUNTY serviced, fed and housed aircraft
squadrons until the final division of Marines was ordered out of Lebanon in October of that year.