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LST-7

LST-7 was laid down on 17 July 1942 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp.; launched on 31 October 1942; sponsored by Mrs. Anna Marvin; and commissioned on 2 March 1943.

During World War 11, LST-7 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-7 was decommissioned on 21 May 1946 and was struck from the Navy list on 19 June 1946, On 7 October 1947, she was sold to Mr. L. Lewis Green, Jr., of Charleston, S.C., for scrapping.

LST-7 earned three battle stars for World War 11 service.

LST-8

LST-8 was laid down on 26 July 1942 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp.; launched on 29 October 1942; sponsored by Mrs. Anne H. Johnston; and transferred to the United Kingdom on 22 March 1943,

LST-8 was returned from the United Kingdom on 1 June 1946 and was struck from the Navy list on 3 July 1946. On 5 December 1947, she was sold to Bosey, Philippines.

LST-9

LST-9 was laid down on 9 August 1942 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp.; launched on 14 November 1942; sponsored by Miss Katherine Moxin; and transferred to the United Kingdom on 19 March 1943.

LST-9 was returned to the United States Navy on I June 1946 and was struck from the Navy list on 3 July 1946. On 5 September 1948, she was sold to Bosey, Philippines.

LST-10

LST-10 was redesignated ARL-1 and named Achelous (q.v.) on 13 January 1943.

LST-11

LST-11 was laid down on 8 August 1942 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp.; launched on 18 November 1942; sponsored by Miss Virginia Fowler; and transferred to the United Kingdom on 22 March 1943.

LST-11 was returned to the United States Navy on 13 May 1946 and was struck from the Navy list on 5 June 1946. On 5 December 1947, she was sold to Bosey, Philippines.

LST-12

LST-12 was laid down on 16 August 1942 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp.; launched on 7 December 1942; sponsored by Mrs. Joseph Fay; and transferred to the United Kingdom on 25 March 1943.

LST-12 was returned to the United States Navy on 5 January 1946 and was struck from the Navy list on 20 March 1946. On 11 September 1947, she was sold to Washburn Wire Co., Philipsdale, R.I., for scrapping.

 

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