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LST 1 - 6

 

LST -1

LST-1 was laid down on 20 July 1942 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp.; launched on 7 September 1942; sponsored by Mrs. Laurence T. Haugen; and commissioned on 14 December 1942, Lt. W. L. Chessman in command.

During World War I, LST-1 was assigned to the European theater and participated in the following operations:

  • Sicilian occupation-July 1943
  • Salerno landings-September 1943
  • Anzio-Nettuno phase of operations on west coast of Italy--January to March 1944
  • Invasion of Normandy-June 1944

    LST-1 was decommissioned on 21 May 1946 and was struck from the Navy list on 19 June 1946. On 5 December 1947, she was sold to the Ships Power and Equipment Co., of Barber, N.J., for scrapping.LST-1 earned four battle stars for World War 11 service.

  • LST-2

    LST-2 was laid down on 23 June 1942 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp.; launched on 19 September 1942; sponsored by Miss Nancy Jane Hughes; and commissioned on 9 February 1943.

  • During World War II, LST-2 was assigned to the European theater and participated in the following operations:
  • North African occupation-early 1943
  • Sicilian occupation-July 1943
  • Salerno landings-September 1943
  • Invasion of Normandy-June 1944
  • LST-2 was decommissioned on 11 April 1946 and was struck from the Navy list on 5 June 1946. On 5 December 1947, she was sold to Bosey, Philippines.

    LST-2 earned four battle stars for World War II service.

    LST-3

    LST-3 was laid down on 29 June 1942 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp.; launched on 19 September 1942; sponsored by Mrs. A. C. Harlow; and commissioned on 8 February 1943.

    During World War II, LST-3 was assigned to the European theater and participated in the following operations:

  • Sicilian occupation-July to August 1943
  • Invasion of southern France August to September 1944

    LST-3 was decommissioned sometime after World War 11 ended and was struck from the Navy list on 19 June 1946. On 10 September 1947, she was sold to the Boston Metals Co., of Baltimore, Md., for scrapping.

    LST-3 earned two battle stars for World War II service.

    LST-4

    LST-4 was laid down on 4 July 1942 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp.; launched on 9 October 1942; sponsored by Mrs, J. Bartolo; and commissioned on 14 February 1943.

    During World War II, LST-4 was assigned to the European theater and participated in the following operations:

  • Sicilian occupation-July 1943
  • Salerno landings-September 1943
  • West coast of Italy operations-Anzio-Nettuno advanced landings-January and February 1944; June 1944
  • Invasion of southern France August and September 19441

    LST-4 was decomissioned sometime after World War II ended and was struck from the Navy list on 19 June 1946. On 10 September 1947, she was sold to the Boston Metals Co., of Baltimore, Md., for scrapping.

    LST-4 earned four battle stars for World War II service.

    LST-5

    LST-5 was laid down on 12 July 1942 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp.; launched on 3 October 1942; sponsored by Mrs. Wanetta Rose Barker; and commissioned on 22 February 1943.

    During World War 11, LST-5 was assigned to the European theater and participated in the following operations:

    Sicilian occupation-July 1943 Salerno landings-September 1943 Invasion of Normandy-June 1944

    LST-5 was decommissioned sometime after World War 11 ended and was struck from the Navy list on 1 August 1947. On 7 October 1947, she was sold to the Tung Hwa Trading Co., of Singapore, for scrapping.

    LST-5 earned three battle stars for World War IT I service.

    LST-6

    LST-6 was laid down on 20 July 1942 at Wilmington, Del., by the Dravo Corp.; launched on 21 October 1942; sponsored by Mrs. H. E. Haven; and commissioned on 30 January 1943.

    During World War II, LST-6 was assigned to the European theater and participated in the following operations:

    Sicilian occupation-July 1943 Salerno landings-September 1943 Invasion of Normandy-June 1944

    On 17 November 1944, she was mined and sunk in six fathoms of water while en route from Rouen, France, to Portland, England. She was struck from the Navy list on 22 December 1944.

    LST-6 earned three battle stars for World War II service.

     

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