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LST - 700 - 750

LST - 701

LST - 701 was laid down on 1 April 1944 at Jeffersonville, Ind., by the Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Co.; launched on 18 May 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Willie S. Etheridge; and commissioned on 13 June 1944. During World War II, LST-701 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the following operations: Lingayen Gulf landing-January 1945 Nasugbu-January 1945 Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto-April through June 1945 Following the war, LST-701 returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 13 July 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 28 August that same year. On 27 October 1947, the ship was sold to the Moore Dry Dock Co., of Oakland, Calif., for scrapping. LST-701 earned three battle stars for World War II service.

LST - 702

LST - 702 was laid down on 15 April 1944 at Jeffersonville, Ind., by the Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Co.; launched on 22 May 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Anne D. Wyatt; and commissioned on 19 June 1944. During World War 11, LST-702 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto in May and June 1945. Following the war, she performed occupation duty in the Far East and saw service in China until midApril 1946. The ship returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 5 July 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 15 August that same year. On 23 October 1947, the tank landing ship was sold to Consolidated Builders, Inc., Seattle, Wash., for scrapping. LST-702 earned one battle star for World War II service.

LST - 703

LST - 703 was laid down on 8 April 1944 at Jeffersonville, Ind., by the Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Co.; launched on 28 May 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Josephine S. Coe; and commissioned on 23 June 1944, Lt. W. C. Fisher in command. During World War II, LST-703 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following operations: Leyte landings-October and November 1944 Zambales-Subic Bay-January 1945 Balikpapan operation-June and July 1945 Following the war, LST-703 performed occupation duty in the Far East until late October 1945. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 10 June 1946 and struck from the Navy list on' 31 July that same year. On 10 December 1947, the ship was sold to the Salco Iron & Metal Co. for scrapping. LST-703 earned three battle stars for World War II service.

LST - 704

LST - 704 was laid down on 27 April 1944 at Jeffersonville, Ind., by the Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Co.; launched on 3 June 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Dorothy B. Riefkin; and commissioned on 27 June 1944, Lt. W. H. Walshe, USNR, in command. During World War II, LST-704 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the Leyte landings in October 1944 and the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto in April 1945. Following the war, LST-704 performed occupation duty in the Far East until late December 1945. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 19 June 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 25 September that same year. On 26 May 1948, the ship was sold to the Basalt Rock Co., Inc., of Napa, Calif., for scrapping. LST-704 earned two battle stars for World War II service.

LST-705

LST - 705 was laid down on 21 April 1944 at Jeffersonville, Ind., by the Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Co.; launched on 7 June 1944; sponsored by Miss Rose Zeller; and commissioned on 4 July 1944. During World War II, LST-705 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the following operations: Leyte landings-November 1944 Lingayen Gulf landing-January 1945 Mindanao Island landings-March and April 1945 Following the war, LST-705 performed occupation duty in the Far East until late February 1946. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 22 July 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 25 September that same year. On 8 December 1947, the ship was sold to the Learner Co., of Oakland, Calif., for scrapping. LST-705 earned three battle stars for World War II service.

LST-706

LST - 706 was laid down on 4 May 1944 at Jeffersonville, Ind., by the Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Co.; launched on 12 June 1944; sponsored by Miss Ethel C. Jones; and commissioned on 8 July 1944, Lt. Louis W. Schmidt, USNR, in command. During World War II, LST-706 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the Leyte landings in November 1944 and the Lingayen Gulf landing in January 1945. Following the war, LST-706 performed occupation duty in the Far East and saw service in China until mid- February 1946. She was decommissioned on 19 June 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 31 July that same year. LST-706 earned two battle stars for World War II service.

LST-707

LST - 707 was laid down on 1 May 1944 at Jeffersonville, Ind., by the Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Co.; launched on 16 June 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Lorine C. Deleuil; and commissioned on 13 July 1944. During World War II, LST-707 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the following operations: Leyte landings-November 1944 Lingayen Gulf landings-January 1945 Zambales-Subic Bay-January 1945 Mindanao Island landings-April 1945 Following the war, LST-707 performed occupation duty in the Far East until late December 1945. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 28 May 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 3 July that same year. On 7 May 1948, the ship was sold to the Bethlehem Steel Co., of Bethlehem, Pa., and subsequently scrapped. LST-707 earned four battle stars for World War 11 service.

LST - 708

LST - 708 was laid down on 9 May 1944 at Jeffersonville, Ind., by the Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Co.; launched on 20 June 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Charlotte R. Sherman; and commissioned on 17 July 1944. During World War II, LST-708 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto from April through June 1945. Following the war, LST-708 performed occupation duty in the Far East until early December 1945. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 28 May 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 3 July that same year. On 29 May 1948, the ship was sold to the Basalt Rock Co., of Napa, Calif., and subsequently scrapped. LST-708 earned one battle star for World War II service.

LST - 709

LST - 709 was laid down on 18 May 1944 at Jeffersonville, Ind., by the Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Co.; launched on 24 June 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Sarah E. Lodewick; and commissioned on 21 July 1944, Lt. (jg.) George P. Cruickshank, USNR, in command. During World War II, LST-709 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the following operations: Leyte landings-November 1944 Palawan Island landings-January 1945 Visayan Island landings-March and April 1945 Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto-March 1945 Brunei Bay operation-June 1945 Following the war, LST-709 performed occupation duty in the Far East and saw service in China until mid-March 1946. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 3 July 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 15 August that same year. On 19 June 1948, the ship was sold to Consolidated Builders, Inc., of Seattle, Wash., and subsequently scrapped. LST-709 earned four battle stars for World War 11 service.

LST - 710

LST - 710 was laid down at Jeffersonville, Ind., by the Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Co.; launched on 28 June 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Maude B. Shricker; and commissioned on 24 July 1944. During World War II, LST-710 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the Lingayen Gulf landing in January 1945. She was redesignated APB-49 and named Accomac on I August 1945. LST-710 earned one battle star for World War 11 service.

LST - 711

LST - 711 was laid down on 28 May 1944 at Jeffersonville, Ind., by the Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Co.; launched on 3 July 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Margaret C. Harris; and commissioned on 28 July 1944. During World War II, LST-711 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the following operations: Lingayen Gulf landing-January 1945 Mariveles-Corregidor-February 1945 Tarakan Island operation-April and May 1945 Following the war, LST-711 performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid-July 1946. She was decommissioned on 11 August 1946 and transferred to the United States Army. The ship was struck from the Navy list on 29 September 1947. he LST 711's final act was to serve as a target vessel in Operation Crossroads. LST-711 earned three battle stars for World War II service.

LST-712

LST - 712 was laid down on 22 May 1944 at Jeffersonville, Ind., by the Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Co.; launched on 7 July 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Elma Mae Goodhue; and commissioned on 2 August 1944. During World War II, LST-712 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the following operations: Lingayen Gulf landing-January 1945 Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto-April through June 1945 Following the war, LST-712 performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid-December 1945. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 20 May 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 28 August that same year. On 27 May 1948, the ship was sold to the Basalt Rock Co., Napa, Calif., and subsequently scrapped. LST-712 earned two battle stars for World War II service.

LST-713

LST - 713 was laid down on 3 June 1944 at Jeffersonville, Ind., by the Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Co.; launched on 11 July 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Barbara A. Lawson; and commissioned on 7 August 1944. During World War II, LST-713 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the following operations: Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima-February 1945 Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto-April through June 1945 Following the war, LST-713 performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid-February 1946. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 20 June 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 31 July that same year. On 21 May 1948, the ship was sold to the Bethlehem Steel Co., of Bethlehem, Pa., and subsequently scrapped. LST-713 earned two battle stars for World War II service.

LST-714

LST - 714 was laid down on 12 June 1944 at Jeffersonville, Ind., by the Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Co.; launched on 15 July 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Katherine C. Rowe; and commissioned on 11 August 1944, Lt. H. Van Voast USNR, in command. During World War 11, LST-714 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following operations: Leyte landings-November 1944 Lingayen Gulf landing-January 1945 Zambales-Subic Bay-January 1945 Balikpapan operation-June and July 1945 Following the war, LST-714 performed occupation duty in the Far East and saw service in China until early May 1946. She was decommissioned and transferred to the State Department on 10 May 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 19 June that same year. LST-714 earned four battle stars for World War II service.

LST-715

LST - 715 was laid down on 7 June 1944 at Jeffersonville, Ind., by the Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Co.; launched on 20 July 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Loudie S. Moffatt; and commissioned on 15 August 1944. During World War II, LST-715 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the following operations: Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima- February and March 1945 Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto-May and June 1945 Following the war, LST-715 performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid-September 1945. She was decommissioned on 17 April 1946 and transferred to the United States Army on 28 June that same year. The ship was struck from the Navy list on 29 September 1946. Reacquired by the Navy on 25 July 1950, LST-715 was redesignated DeKalb County (LST-715) after counties in six states of the United States on 1 July 1955. She was transferred to the Military Sea Transportation Service in December 1965 where she served as USNS DeKalb County until struck from the Navy list on 1 November 1973. LST-715 earned two battle stars for World War II service.

LST - 716

LST - 716 was laid down on 16 June 1944 at Jeffersonville, Ind., by the Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Co.; launched on 25 July 1944; sponsored by Miss Nancy L. Duggins; and commissioned on 18 August 1944, Lt. Richard H. Perry in command. During World War II, LST-716 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the following operations: Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima-February 1945 Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto-May and June 1945 Following the war, LST-716 performed occupation duty in the Far East and saw service in China until early June 1946. She was decommissioned on 12 June 1946. The ship was transferred to the Nationalist Government of the Republic of China under the terms of lend-lease on 7 February 1948. LST-716 was struck from the Navy list on 12 March 1948. LST-716 earned two battle stars for World War II service.

LST-717

LST - 717 was laid down on 20 June 1944 at Jeffersonville, Ind., by the Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Co.; launched on 29 July 1944; sponsored by Miss Lou Anne Malsie; and commissioned on 23 August 1944, Lt. Karl F. Melde, USNR, in command. During World War II, LST-717 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the following operations: Palawan Island landings-January 1945 Mindanao Island landings-April 1945 Following the war, LST-717 performed occupation duty in the Far East and saw service in China until early June 1946. She was decommissioned on 12 June 1946. On 17 February 1948, the ship was transferred to the Nationalist Government of the Republic of China under the terms of lend-lease. LST-717 was struck from the Navy list on 12 March 1948. LST-717 earned one battle star for World War II service.

LST-718

LST - 718 was laid down on 28 June 1944 at Jeffersonville, Ind., by the Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Co.; launched on 3 August 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Helen N. DeGraw; and commissioned on 28 August 1944, Lt. R. A. Fisher, USNR, in command. Following World War II, LST-718 performed occupation duty in the Far East and saw service in China until early April 1946. She was decommissioned on 25 June 1946. On 18 June 1948, the ship was sold to Consolidated Builders, Inc., of Seattle, Wash., and subsequently scrapped. She was struck from the Navy list on 31 July 1948.

LST-719

LST - 719 was laid down on 24 June 1944 at Jeffersonville, Ind., by the Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Co.; launched on 8 August 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Mary L. Mattingly; and commissioned on 31 August 1944, Lt. J. H. Ingram in command. During World War II, LST-719 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following operations: Palawan Island landing-s-March 1945 Mindanao Island landings-April and May 1945 Following the war, LST-719 performed occupation duty in the Far East and saw service in China until mid-February 1946. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 12 July 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 14 March 1947. On 4 November 1947, the ship was sold to the Moore Drydock Co., of Oakland, Calif., and subsequently scrapped. LST-719 earned one battle star for World War II service.

LST - 720

LST - 720 was laid down on 7 July 1944 at Jeffersonville, Ind., by the Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Co.; launched on 12 August 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Ellen C. Harvey; and commissioned on 4 September 1944, Ens. J. D. Shepard in command. During World War II, LST-720 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the following operations: Lingayen Gulf landing-January 1945 Mindanao Island landing-March 1945 Following the war, LST-720 performed occupation duty in the Far East and saw service in China until early April 1946. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 24 June 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 31 July that same year. On 23 October 1947, the ship was sold to Consolidated Builders, Inc., of Seattle, Wash., and subsequently scrapped. LST-720 earned two battle stars for World War 11 service. LST- 721 LST-721 was laid down on 3 July 1944 at Jeffersonville, Ind., by the Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Co.; launched on 7 August 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Mary L. Hogan; and commissioned on 9 September 1944. During World War II, LST-721 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the following operations: Visayan Island landings-March and April 1945 Balikpapan operation-June and July 1945 Following the war, LST-721 performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid-November 1945. She was decommissioned on 24 June 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 15 August that same year. The ship was reinstated on 21 November 1946. LST-721 was restruck from the Navy list on 10 June 1947 and sold to Green's Bayou Transports, New Orleans, La., on 8 March 1948 for non-self -propelled operation. LST-721 earned two battle stars for World War II service.

LST - 722

LST - 722 was laid down on 15 July 1944 at Jeffersonville, Ind., by the Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Co.; launched on 21 August 1944; sponsored by Miss Rosemary Furey; and commissioned on 13 September 1944. During World War II, LST-722 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the following operations: Palawan Island landings-February and March 1945 Mindanao Island landings-April 1945 Following the war, LST-722 performed occupation duty in the Far East until April 1946. She was decommissioned on 13 July 1946. Recommissioned on 16 No vember 1951, the ship was assigned to the Amphibious Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, for duty. On I July 1955, LST- 722 was redesignated Dodge County (LST-722) after counties in Georgia, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Wisconsin. She was decommissioned again on 3 January 1956 and struck from the Navy list on 15 September 1974. LST-722 earned one battle star for World War II service.

LST-723

LST - 723 was laid down on 11 July 1944 at Jeffersonville, Ind., by the Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Co.; launched on 25 August 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Pearl L. White; and commissioned on 16 September 1944. During World War II, LST-723 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the assault and occupation of Iwo Jima in February 1945 and the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto in April 1945. She was decommissioned on 20 July 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 10 June 1947. On 12 May 1948, the ship was sold to the Bethlehem Steel Co., of Bethlehem, Pa., and subsequently scrapped. LST-723 earned two battle stars for World War II service.

LST-724

LST - 724 was laid down on 20 July 1944 at Jeffersonville, Ind., by the Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Co.; launched on 29 August 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Frances M. Lively; and commissioned on 22 September 1944. During World War II, LST-724 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto from April through June 1945. Following the war, she performed occupation duty in the Par East and saw service in China until late March 1946. LST-724 returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 26 June 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 31 July that same year. On 23 September 1947, the ship was sold to William E. Skinner, New York, N.Y. LST-724 earned one battle star for World War II service.

LST-725

LST - 725 was laid down on 29 July 1944 at Jeffersonville, Ind., by the Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Co.; launched on 2 September 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Gladys D. Ogden; and commissioned on 25 September 1944. During World War II, LST-725 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the assault and occupation of Iwo Jima in February 1945 and the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto from April through June 1945. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 1 May 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 3 July that same year. The ship was sold to the Southern Shipwrecking Co., of New Orleans, La., on 11 December 1947 for scrapping. LST-725 earned two battle stars for World War II service.

LST-726

LST - 726 was laid down on 26 July 1944 at Jeffersonville, Ind., by the Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Co.; launched on 6 September 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Ora M. Armstrong; and commissioned on 30 September 1944. During World War II LST-726 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the assault and occupation of Iwo Jima in February 1945 and the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto in April 1945. Following the war, LST-726 performed occupation duty in the Far East until late December 1945. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 25 June 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 31 July that same year. The ship was sold to the Bethlehem Steel Co., of Bethlehem, Pa., on 5 December 1947 for scrapping. LST-726 earned two battle stars for World War II service.

LST - 727

LST - 727 was laid down on 8 August 1944 at Jeffersonville, Ind., by the Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Co.; launched on 10 September 1944; sponsored by Miss Sally Willis; and commissioned on 4 October 1944. Following World War II, LST-727 performed occupation duty in the Far East and saw service in China until mid- February 1946. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 26 July 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 28 August that same year. On 15 June 1948, the ship was sold to Steele Powers for operation.

LST - 728

LST - 728 was laid down on 3 August 1944 at Jeffersonville, Ind., by the Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Co.; launched on 14 September 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Helen E. Garrison; and commissioned on 10 October 1944. During World War 11, LST-728 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto from April through June 1945, Following the war, she performed occupation duty in the Far East and saw service in China until early March 1946. The ship was decommissioned on 18 June 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 31 July that same year. On 6 October 1947, LST-728 was transferred to the Maritime Administration for disposal. LST-728 earned one battle star for World War II service.

LST - 729

LST - 729 was laid down on 12 August 1944 at Jeffersonville, Ind., by the Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Co.; launched on 18 September 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Mary G. Rowell; and commissioned on 16 October 1944, Lt. (jg.) S. F. McCarthy in command. Following World War 11, LST-729 performed occupation duty in the Far East and saw service in China until late September 1945. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 8 July 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 28 August that same year. On 27 October 1947, the ship was sold to the Moore Dry Dock Co,, of Oakland, Calif., and subsequently scrapped.

LST - 730

LST - 730 was laid down on 13 December 1943 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp., Neville Island; launched on 29 January 1944; sponsored by Mrs. W. R. Nichols; and commissioned on 30 March 1944, Lt. Milo Hazard in command. Following World War II, LST-730 performed occupation duty in the Far East until early March 1946. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 8 June 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 31 July that same year. On 18 December 1947, the ship was sold to the Learner Co., of Oakland, Calif., and subsequently scrapped.

LST-731

LST - 731 was laid down on 27 December 1943 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp., Neville Island; launched on 12 February 1944; sponsored by Mrs. A. J. Ackerman; and commissioned on 30 March 1944, Ens. K. S. McCann, Jr., in command. During World War II, LST-731 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the following operations: Capture and occupation of Guam-July and August 1944 Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima-February and March 1945 Following the war, LST-731 was redesignated LSTH-731 on 15 September 1945 and performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid-February 1946. She was decommissioned on 2 June 1950 and redesignated LST-731 on 6 March 1952, The ship received the name Douglas County (LST-731) after counties in 12 states of the United States on I July 1955 and was struck from the Navy list on 1 November 1958. LST-731 earned two battle stars for World War II service.

LST-732

LST - 732 was laid down on 5 January 1944 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp., Neville Island; launched on 19 February 1944; sponsored by Miss Marian B. Ross; and commissioned on 10 April 1944. Following World War II, LST-732 performed occupation duty in the Far East and saw service in China until early June 1946. She was decommissioned on 7 June 1946 and transferred to the State Department for disposal. On 19 July 1946, the ship was struck from the Navy list.

LST-733

LST - 733 was laid down on 16 January 1944 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp., Neville Island; launched on 26 February 1944; sponsored by Mrs. J. E. Shields; and commissioned on 15 April 1944, Lt. T. J. Tracy, USNR, in command. During World War II, LST-733 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the following operations: Leyte landings-October and November 1944 Mindoro landings-December 1944 Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto-April 1945 Following the war, LST-733 performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid-April 1946. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 28 June 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 31 July that same year. On 17 September 1947, the ship was sold to Consolidated Builders, Inc., Seattle, Wash., and subsequently scrapped. LST-733 earned three battle stars for World War II service.

LST-734

LST - 734 was laid down on 25 January 1944 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp., Neville Island; launched on 4 March 1944; sponsored by Mrs. W. P. Spofford; and commissioned on 22 April 1944. During World War II, LST-734 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following operations: Capture and occupation of southern Palau Islands - September and October 1944 Leyte landings-October and November 1944 Ormoc Bay landings-December 1944 Zambales-Subic Bay-January 1945 Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto-April through June 1945 Following the war, LST-734 performed occupation duty in the Far East until late December 1945. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 7 May 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 5 June that same year. On 24 May 1948, the ship was sold to the Bethlehem Steel Co., of Bethlehem, Pa., and subsequently scrapped. LST-734 earned four battle stars for World War 11 service.

LST - 735

LST - 735 was laid down on 30 January 1944 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp., Neville Island; launched on 11 March 1944; sponsored by Mrs. G. W. Fearnside; and commissioned on 26 April 1944, Lt. Theodore F. Aldous in command. During World War 11, LST-735 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following operations: Capture and occupation of Saipan-August 1944 Lingayen Gulf landing-January 1945 Zambales-Subic Bay-January 1945 Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto-March through June 1945 LST-735 was decommissioned in March 1946 and reactivated on 3 November 1950 when she performed service during the Korean War and after with Commander Mine Forces, Pacific. LST-735 earned four battle stars for World War II service and three for Korean service.

LST - 736

LST - 736 was laid down on 2 February 1944 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp., Neville Island; launched on 18 March 1944; sponsored by Mrs. G. 0. Griffin; and commissioned on 2 May 1944. During World War II, LST-786 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the following operations : Capture and occupation of southern Palau Islands - September and October 1944 Leyte landings-October and November 1944 Zarnbales-Subic Bay-January 1945 Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto-April through June 1945 Following the war, LST-736 performed occupation duty in the Far East until early March 1946. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 20 June 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 31 July that same year. On 29 May 1948, the ship was sold to the Bethlehem Steel Co., of Bethlehem, Pa., and subsequently scrapped. LST-736 earned four battle stars for World War 11 service.

LST - 737

LST - 737 was laid down on 13 February 1944 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp., Neville Island; launched on 25 March 1944; sponsored by Mrs. C. E. Walker; and commissioned on 6 May 1944, Lt. W. B. Kirk, USNR, in command. During World War 11, LST-737 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following operations: Capture and occupation of southern Palau Islands - September and October 1944 Leyte landings-October and November 1944 Ormoc Bay landings-December 1944 Lingayen Gulf landing-January 1945 Zambales-Subic Bay-January 1945 Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto-March through June 1945 Following the war, LST-737 performed occupation duty in the Far East until early November 1946. She was decommissioned and transferred to the United States Army on 2 November 1946. The ship was struck from the Navy list on 29 September 1947. LST-737 earned five battle stars for World War II service.

LST-738

LST - 738 was laid down on 20 February 1944 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp., Neville Island; launched on I April 1944; sponsored by Mrs. John S. Mason; and commissioned on 9 May 1944, Lt. John T. Barnett, USNR, in command. During World War 11, LST-738 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the Leyte landings in October 1944 and the Mindoro landings in December that same year. On 15 December 1944, the ship was lost in action due to a Japanese aerial attack off Mindoro, Philippines. She was struck from the Navy list on 19 January 1945. LST-738 earned two battle stars for World War II service.

LST-739

LST - 739 was laid down on 27 February 1944 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp., Neville Island; launched on 8 April 1944; sponsored by Miss Jean Galbraith; and commissioned on 15 May 1944, Lt. Milton U. Sarezky, USNR, in command. During World War 11, LST-739 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following operations: Leyte landings-October 1944 Ormoc Bay landings-December 1944 Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto-April and May 1945 Following the war, LST-739 performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid-December 1945. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 1 May 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 3 July that same year. On I March 1948, the ship was sold to the Tex-O-Kan Flour Mills Co., of Dallas, Tex., for operation. LST-739 earned two battle stars for World War II service.

LST-740

LST - 740 was laid down on 12 February 1944 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp., Neville Island; launched on 8 April 1944; sponsored by Miss A. Jean Blocker; and commissioned on 15 May 1944. During World War 11, LST-740 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following operations: Morotai land landings-September 1944 Leyte landings-October and November 1944 Lingayen Gulf landing-January 1945 Mindanao Island landings-April 1945 Balikpapan operation-June and July 1945 Following the war, LST-740 performed occupation duty in the Far East until late October 1945. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 8 March 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 12 April that same year. On 14 June 1948, the ship was sold to the Oil Transport Co., of New Orleans, La., for non-self-propelled operation. LST-740 earned five battle stars for World War II service. Site on the LST 740

LST-741

LST - 741 was laid down on 5 March 1944 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp., Neville Island; launched on 15 April 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Paul F. Meehan; and commissioned on 19 May 1944. During World War II, LST-741 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the following operations: Morotai landings-September 1944 Mindoro landings-December 1944 Lingayen Gulf landing-January 1945 Mindanao Island landing-April 1945 Following the war, LST-741 was decommissioned on 9 August 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 25 September that same year. On 12 May 1948, the ship was sold to the Bethlehem Steel Co., of Bethlehem, Pa., and subsequently scrapped. LST-741 earned three battle stars for World War II service.

LST - 742

LST - 742 was laid down on 12 March 1944 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp., Neville Island; launched on 22 April 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Harry Lester; and commissioned on 23 May 1944, Lt. Warren W. Holmes, USNR, in command. During World War II, LST-742 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the following operations: Lingayen Gulf landing-January 1945 Visayan Island landings-March and April 1945 Tarakan Island operation-April and May 1945 Following the war, LST-742 was decommissioned on 26 April 1946 and transferred to the 'United States Army on 28 June 1946. She was returned to the United States Navy and recommissioned on 1 September 1950. On 1 July 1955, she was redesignated Dunn County (LST-742) after counties in North Dakota and Wisconsin. The ship performed service during the Korean War followed by extensive service with Amphibious Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, until decommissioned and struck from the Navy list on 1 February 1961. Dunn County (LST-742) was sold to Zidell Explorations, Inc., of Portland, Oreg., on 6 September 1961. LST-742 earned three battle stars for World War II service and five battle stars for the Korean War.

LST - 743

LST - 743 was laid down on 20 February 1944 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp., Neville Island; launched on 19 April 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Jack M. Page; and commissioned on 23 May 1944. During World War II, LST-743 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the Mindanao Island landings in March 1945 and the Tarakan Island landings in April and May 1945. Following the war, she performed occupation duty in the Far East until early January 1946. The ship was decommissioned on 23 April 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 19 June that same year. On 23 October 1947, LST-743 was sold to the New Orleans Shipwrecking Co., of Chicago, Ill., for scrapping. LST-743 earned two battle stars for World War II service.

LST - 744

LST - 744 was laid down on 1 March 1944 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp., Neville Island; launched on 29 April 1944; sponsored by Mrs. E. 0. Stickel; and commissioned on 29 May 1944, Lt. Frank P. Bannen, USNR, in command. During World War II, LST-744 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the following operations: Morotai landings-September 1944 Leyte landings-October and November 1944 Lingayen Gulf landing-January 1945 Mindanao Island landings-April 1945 Following the war, LST-744 performed occupation duty in the Far East and saw service in China until early March 1946. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 28 June 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 15 August that same year. On 4 March 1948, the ship was sold to the Port Houston Iron Works, Inc., of Houston, Tex., for non-selfpropelled operation. LST-744 earned four battle stars for World War II service.

LST-745

LST - 745 was laid down on 19 March 1944 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp., Neville Island; launched on 29 April 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Paul Simon; and commissioned on 31 May 1944. During World War II, LST-745 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the following operations: Leyte land ings-October 1944 Zambales-Subic Bay-January 1945 Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto-May and June 1945 Following the war, LST-745 performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid-February 1946. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 9 July 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 28 August that same year. On 26 September 1947, the ship was sold to the Boston Metals Co., of Baltimore, Md., for scrapping. LST-745 earned three battle stars for World War 11 service.

LST-746

LST - 746 was laid down on 26 March 1944 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp., Neville Island; launched on 6 May 1944; sponsored by Mrs. J. H. Jacobson; and commissioned on 3 June 1944. During World War II, LST-746 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the following operations: Leyte landings-October and November 1944 Mindoro land ings-December 1944 Lingayen Gulf landing-January 1945 Zambales-Subic Bay-January 1945 Mindanao Island landings-April 1945 Following the war, LST-746 performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid-December 1945. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 1 May 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 3 July that same year. On 4 March 1948, the ship was sold to the Port Houston Iron Works, Inc., of Houston, Tex., for non-self -propelled operation. LST-746 earned four battle stars for World War II service.

LST-747

LST - 747 was laid down on 2 April 1944 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp., Neville Island; launched on 20 May 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Roy Uncapher; and commissioned on 15 June 1944. During World War II, LST-747 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the Lingayen Gulf landing in January 1945 and the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto from April through June 1945. Following the war, she performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid-January 1946. The ship returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 20 June 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 31 July that same year. On 21 May 1948, the tank landing ship was sold to the Bethlehem Steel Co., of Bethlehem, Pa., for scrapping. LST-747 earned two battle stars for World War II service.

LST - 748 Stories from the LST 748

LST - 748 was laid down on 2 April 1944 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp., Neville Island; launched on 13 May 1944; sponsored by Mrs. C. McK. Lynch; and commissioned on 5 June 1944. During World War II, LST-748 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the Leyte landings in November 1944 and the Lingayen Gulf landing in January 1945. Following the war, LST-748 performed occupation duty in the Par East and saw service in China until mid- March 1946. On 27 May 1948, she was transferred to the Maritime Administration for disposition. LST-748 earned two battle stars for World War II service.

LST - 749

LST - 749 was laid down on 10 April 1944 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp., Neville Island; launched on 20 May 1944; sponsored by Mrs. George W. Scott-, and commissioned on 23 June 1944, Lt. Ralph B. Flynn in command. During World War II, LST-749 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the Leyte landings in October and November 1944. She was sunk by a Japanese aerial attack off the Philippines on 21 December 1944. The ship was struck from the Navy list on 19 January 1945. LST-749 earned one battle star for World War II service.

LST - 750

LST - 750 was laid down on 7 April 1944 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp., Neville Island; launched on 30 May 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Clifford S. Heinz; and commissioned on 29 June 1944, Lt. Ralph W. Long, USNR, in command. During World War II, LST-750 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the Leyte landings in October and November 1944. She was lost as a result of a Japanese aerial attack off Leyte, Philippines, on 28 December 1944. The ship was struck from the Navy list on 19 January 1945. LST-750 earned one battle star for World War II service.

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