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LST - 85 - 125

LST-85 through LST-116 contracts were cancelled on 16 September 1942.

LST-117

LST-117 was laid down on 28 April 1943 at Jeffersonville, Ind., by the Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Co.; launched on 10 July 1943; sponsored by Mrs. Robert B. Sutherland; and commissioned on 27 August 1943.

During World War 11, LST-117 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following operations:

Marianas operation:

(a) Capture and occupation of Guam-July 1944

Leyte landings-October 1944

Following the war, LST-117 was redesignated LSTH- 117 on 15 September 1945. She performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid-February 1946.

Upon her return to the United States, the ship was decommissioned on 16 February 1946; redesignated LST- 117 on 6 March 1952; and transferred to MSTS for service as USNS LST-117 (T-LST-117) on 31 March 1952. She was struck from the Navy list on 10 June 1973.

LST-117 earned two battle stars for World War II service.

LST-118

LST-118 was laid down on 21 April 1943 at Jeffersonville, Ind., by the Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Co.; launched on 21 July 1943; sponsored by Miss Dorothy Korrell; and commissioned on 6 September 1943, Lt. Clarence W. Lundberg in command.

During World War II, LST-118 was assigned to the Asiatic Pacific theater and participated in the following operations:

Hollandia,operation-April 1944 Marianas operation:

(a) Capture and occupation of Guam-JuIy 1944

Leyte landings-October 1944

Following the war, LST-118 was redesignated LSTH-118 on 15 September 1945. She performed occupation duty in the Far East until early February 1946.

Upon her return to the United States, the ship was decommissioned on 8 February 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 29 September 1947. On 28 April 1948, she was sold to the Dulien Steel Products, Inc., of Seattle, Wash., and subsequently scrapped.

LSTH-118 earned three battle stars for World War II service as LST-118.

LST-119

LST-119 was laid down on 12 May 1943 at Jeffersonville, Ind., by the Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Co.; launched on 28 July 1943; sponsored by Mrs. Gilbert Coughlin; and commissioned on 1 September 1943, Lt. (jg.) R. D. Dewar, USNR, in command.

During World War II, LST-119 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the following operations:

Marshall Islands operation:

(a) Occupation of Kwajalein and Majuro Atolls- January and February 1944

Marianas operation:

(a) Capture and occupation of Saipan-June and July 1944

Upon her return to the United States, LST-119 was decommissioned on 13 May 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 19 June 1946. On 17 May 1948, she was sold to Robert H. Beattie, Oil Transport Co., New

Orleans, La., for conversion to non-self-propelled operation.

LST-119 earned two battle stars for World War II service.

LST-120

LST-120 was laid down on 5 May 1943 at Jeffersonville, Ind., by the Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Co.; launched on 7 August 1943; sponsored by Miss Laura K. Richert; and commissioned on 22 September 1943.

During World War II, LST-120 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the following operations:

Marianas operation:

(a) Capture and occupation of Saipan-June and July 1944

(b) Tinian capture and occupation-July 1944

During the fall of 1945, LST-120 performed postwar occupation duty in the Far East.

Upon her return to the United States, the ship was decommissioned on 7 January 1946. She was transferred to the United States Military Government for Korea as a sale in February 1947 and was struck from the Navy list on 5 March 1947.

LST-120 earned two battle stars for World War II service.

LST-121

LST-121 was laid down on 23 May 1943 at Jeffersonville, Ind., by the Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Co.; launched on 16 August 1943; sponsored by Mrs. H. A. Bayless; and commissioned on 29 September 1943, Lt. John P. Devaney, USNR, in command.

During World War II, LST-121 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the following operations:

Marshall Islands operation:

(a) Occupation of Kwajalein and Majuro Atolls- January and February 1944

Marianas operation:

(a) Capture and occupation of Saipan-June and July 1944

(b) Tinian capture and occupation-July 1944

Western Caroline Islands operation:

(a) Capture and occupation of southern Palau Island s-S eptember and October 1944

Iwo Jima operation:

(a) Assault and occupation of Iwo JimaFebruary 1945

Following the war, LST-121 was redesignated LSTH-121 on 15 September 1945. She performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid-November 1945.

Upon her return to the United States, the ship was decommissioned on 21 March 1946. On 14 April 1946, she was sold to the Sun Shipbuilding & Drydock Co., of Chester, Pa., for scrapping. She was struck from the Navy list on 1 May 1946.

LSTH-121 earned five battle stars for World War II service as LST-121.

LST-122

LST-122 was laid down on 4 June 1943 at Evansville, Ind., by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co.; launched on 9 August 1943; and commissioned on 3 September 1943, Lt. Samuel C. Pirie in command.

During World War II, LST-122 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following operations:

Marshall Islands operation:

(a) Occupation of Kwajalein and Majuro Atolls- January and February 1944

Hollandia operation-April 1944

Marianas operation:

(a) Capture and occupation of Guam-July 1944

Okinawa Gunto operation:

(a) Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto - May 1945

Following the war, LST-122 performed occupation duty in the Far East and service in China until early May 1946.

Upon her return to the United States, the ship was decommissioned on 4 June 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 3 July 1946. On 5 December 1947, she was sold to Bosey, Philippines.

LST-122 earned four battle stars for World War II service.

LST-123

LST-123 was laid down on 5 June 1943 at Evansville, Ind., by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co.; launched on 14 August 1943; sponsored by Mrs. C. B. Enlow; and commissioned on 7 September 1943, Lt. Francis P. Rossiter, USNR, in command.

During World War 11, LST-123 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following operations :

Marianas operation:

(a) Capture and occupation of Guam-July 1944

Leyte landings-October 1944 Lingayen landings in Luzon-January 1945 Following the war, L - ST-123 was redesignated LSTH- 123 on 15 September 1945. She performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid-November 1945.

Upon her return to the United States, the ship was decommissioned on 22 March 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 1 May 1946. On 30 March 1948, she was sold to the Sun Shipbuilding & Drydock Co., of Chester, Pa., for scrapping.

LSTH-123 earned three battle stars for World War II service as LST-123.

LST-124

LST-124 was laid down on 7 June 1943 at Evansville, Ind., by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co.; launched on 18 August 1943; sponsored by Mrs. Hunt Greathouse; and commissioned on 24 September 1943, Ens. William A. Bartos in command.

During World War II, LST-124 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the following operations:

Marianas operation:

(a) Capture and occupation of Saipan-June and July 1944

(b ) Tinian capture and occupation-June 1944

Okinawa Gunto operation:

(a) Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto -May and June 1945

Upon her return to the United States, the ship was decommissioned on 26 July 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 28 August 1946. On 13 December 1947, she was sold to the Kaiser Co., Inc., of Seattle, Wash., and subsequently scrapped.

LST-124 earned three battle stars for World War II service.

LST-125

LST-125 was laid down on 8 June 1943 at Evansville, Ind., by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co.; launched on 23 August 1943; sponsored by Mrs. W. R. Durham; and commissioned on 29 September 1943.

During World War II, LST-125 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the following operations:

Marianas operation:

(a) Capture and occupation of Guam-July 1944

Leyte landings-October 1944

Lingayen landings on Luzon-January 1945

Okinawa Gunto operation:

(a) Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto - April 1945

Following the war, LST-125 performed occupation duty in the Far East and service in China until early June 1946.

Upon her return to the United States, the ship was decommissioned on 10 June 1946. She was sunk as a target, by naval gunfire, on 14 August 1946, and struck from the Navy list on 25 September 1946.

LST-125 earned four battle stars for World War II service.

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