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LST-751

LST-751 was laid down on 16 April 1944 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp., Neville Island; launched on 27 May 1944; sponsored by Mrs. John W. Oahler; and commissioned on 26 June 1944, Lt. Robert E. Garris, USNR, in command. During World War II, LST-751 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-751 performed occupation duty in the Far East until midJuly 1946. She was decommissioned on 21 August 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 15 October that same year. On 13 November 1947, the ship was transferred to the Maritime Administration for disposal. LST-751 earned two battle stars for World War II service.

LST-752

LST-752 was laid down on 23 April 1944 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp., Neville Island; launched on 3 June 1944; sponsored by Mrs. John K. Hill; and commissioned on 5 July 1944, Lt. Stephen A. McClean, USNR, in command. During World War II, LST-752 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- December 1945. The ship returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 7 June 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 19 July 1946. On 13 October 1947, the tank landing ship was sold to William E. Skinner, New York, N.Y., for scrapping. LST-752 earned two battle stars for World 'War II service.

LST - 753

LST - 753 was laid down on 30 April 1944 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp., Neville Island; launched on 10 June 1944; sponsored by Mrs. C. F. Frye; and commissioned on 10 July 1944. During World War II, LST-753 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the following operations: Lingayen Gulf landing-January 1945 Mindanao Island landings-March and April 1945 Balikpapan operation-June and July 1945 Following the war, LST-753 performed occupation duty in the Far East until early March 1946. 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. On 13 December 1947, the ship was sold to Kaiser Co., Vancouver, Wash., for scrapping. LST-753 earned three battle stars for World War II service.

LST - 754

LST - 754 was laid down on 13 May 1944 at Ambridge, Pa., by the American Bridge Co.; launched on 6 July 1944; sponsored by Mrs. A. L. Provo; and commissioned on 29 July 1944. During World War II, LST-754 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the Lingayen Gulf landings in January 1945, the Mariveles-Corregidor operation in February 1945, and the Mindanao Island landings in April 1945. Following the war, LST-754 performed occupation duty in the Far East and saw service in China until late 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 21 May 1948, the ship was sold to the Bethlehem Steel Co., of Bethlehem, Pa., for scrapping. LST-754 earned three battle stars for World War II service.

LST - 755

LST - 755 was laid down on 20 May 1944 at Ambridge, Pa., by the American Bridge Co.; launched on 11 July 1944; sponsored by Mrs. L. W. Day; and commissioned on 3 August 1944, Lt. Hyman Harris, USNR, in command. During World War II, LST-755 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the Lingayen Gulf landing in January 1945 and the Mindanao Island landings in April 1945. Following the war, she performed occupation duty in the Far East and saw service in China until late May 1946. On 29 May 1946, the ship was decommissioned and transferred to Nationalist China. She was struck from the Navy list on 12 March 1948. LST-755 earned two battle stars for World War II service.

LST-756

LST - 756 was laid down on 25 May 1944 at Ambridge, Pa., by the American Bridge Co.; launched on 15 July 1944; sponsored by Mrs. J. W. Small, Jr.; and commissioned on 8 August 1944, Lt. Frank L. Daum, USNR, in command. During World War II, LST-756 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 through June 1945. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 5 April 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 17 April that same year. On 19 September 1946, the ship was sold to the Construction Power & Merchandising Co., of Brooklyn, N.Y. LST-756 earned two battle stars for World War II service.

LST-757

LST - 757 was laid down on 1 June 1944 at Ambridge, Pa., by the American Bridge Co.; launched on 21 July 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Beulah Schaefer; and commissioned on 15 August 1944, Lt. J. E. Clark, USNR, in command. During World War II, LST-757 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the Lingayen Gulf landing in January 1945 and the Mindanao Island landings in April 1945. Following the war, she performed occupation duty in the Far East until late December 1945. The ship 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 10 May 1948, she was sold to the Bethlehem Steel Co., of Bethlehem, Pa., for scrapping. LST-757 earned two battle stars for World War II service.

LST-758

LST - 758 was laid down on 5 June 1944 at Ambridge, Pa., by the American Bridge Co.; launched on 25 July 1944; sponsored by Mrs. F. D. Colburn; and commissioned on 19 August 1944. During World War II, LST-758 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 through June 1945. Following the war, she performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid-September 1945. LST-758 was decommissioned on 13 July 1946 and recommissioned on 3 November 1950 for service in the Korean War. She saw service in Korea until late July 1953. On 1 July 1955, the ship was redesignated Duval County (LST-758) after counties in Florida and Texas. Following the Korean War, she had extensive service with the Pacific and Atlantic Fleets through 1969. LST-758 was decommissioned on 28 October 1969. LST-758 earned two battle stars for World War II service and four battle stars for the Korean War.

LST-759

LST - 759 was laid down on 11 June 1944 at Ambridge, Pa., by the American Bridge Co.; launched on 29 July 1944; sponsored by Mrs. N. B. Obbard; and commissioned on 25 August 1944, Lt. John A. Baybutt, USCGR, in command. During World War II, LST-759 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto in April 1945. She was decommissioned in March 1946. On 1 July 1955, the ship was redesignated Eddy County (LST-759) (q.v.) after counties in New Mexico and North Dakota. The tank landing ship was berthed at the Columbia River Group of the Pacific Reserve Fleet until struck from the Navy list on 1 October 1958. LST-759 earned one battle star for World War II service.

LST - 760

LST - 760 was laid down on 15 June 1944 at Ambridge, Pa., by the American Bridge Co.; launched on 3 August 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Walton L. Carlson; and commissioned on 28 August 1944, Lt. R. T. A. McKenzie in command. During World War 11, LST-760 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. Following the war, she performed occupation duty in the Far East until early December 1945. The ship returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 24 May 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 3 July that same year. On 29 May 1948, she was sold to the Bethlehem Steel Co., of Bethlehem, Pa., for scrapping. LST-760 earned two battle stars for World War II service.

LST - 761

LST - 761 was laid down on 18 June 1944 at Ambridge, Pa., by the American Bridge Co.: launched on 7 August 1944; sponsored by Mrs. H. A. Brainerd; and commissioned on 2 September 1944, Lt. H. A. Swagart, Jr., USCGR, in command. During World War II, LST-761 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the assault and occupation of Iwo Jima in February and March 1945. She was decommissioned in March 1946 and assigned to the Columbia River Group of the Pacific Reserve Fleet. On 1 July 1955 the ship was named Esmeraldo County (LST-761) after an erroneous spelling of Esmeralda county in Nevada. LST-761 earned one battle star for World War II service.

LST - 762

LST - 762 was laid down on 24 June 1944 at Amridge, Pa., by the American Bridge Co.; launched on 11 August 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Margaret M. Ewing; and commissioned on 5 September 1944, Lt. Franklin J. Ewers, USCGR, in command. During World War II, LST-762 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto in April 1945. Following the war, she performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid- November 1945. The ship was decommissioned in 1946 and reactivated on 3 November 1950 for service in the Korean War. On I July 1955, she was redesignated Floyd County (LST-762) after counties in Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Texas, and Virginia. Following the Korean War, she operated with the Pacific Fleet Amphibious Force, including extensive service off Vietnam from 1965 through 1968. Floyd County (LST-672) was again decommissioned on 3 September 1969 and struck from the Navy list. LST-762 earned one battle star for World War II service, one for the Korean War, and three battle stars and an award of the Meritorious Unit Commendation for service in the Vietnam War.

LST - 763

LST - 763 was laid down on 29 June 1944 at Ambridge, Pa., by the American Bridge Co.; launched on 16 August 1944; sponsored by Mrs. A. J. Meade; and commis sioned on 8 September 1944, Lt. Alton W. Meekins, USCG, in command. During World War 11, LST-763 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the assault and occupation of Iwo Jima in February and March 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 midNovember 1945. The ship returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 29 April 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 15 August that same year. On 11 December 1947, LST-763 was sold to the Southern Shipwrecking Co., of New Orleans, La., for scrapping. LST-763 earned two battle stars for World War II service.

LST-764

LST - 764 was laid down on 4 July 1944 at Ambridge, Pa., by the American Bridge Co.; launched on 21 August 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Guy Donoho; and commissioned on 13 September 1944, Lt. R. F. Nichols, USCGR, in command. During World War 11, LST-764 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the assault and occupation of Iwo Jima in February and March 1945. Following the war, she performed occupation duty in the Far East and saw service in China until mid-December 1945. The ship returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 30 April 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 3 July that same year. On 11 December 1947, the tank landing ship was sold to the Southern Shipwrecking Co., of New Orleans, La., for scrapping. LST-764 earned one battle star for World War II service.

LST-765

LST - 765 was laid down on 8 July 1944 at Ambridge, Pa., by the American Bridge Co.; launched on 26 August 1944; sponsored by Mrs. W. P. Douglas; and commissioned on 18 September 1944. During World War II, LST-765 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, LST-765 performed occupation duty in the Far East until early December 1945. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 29 April 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 3 July that same year. On 16 December 1947, the ship was sold to B. T. Jones for scrapping. LST-765 earned one battle star for World War II service.

LST-766

LST - 766 was laid down on 13 July 1944 at Ambridge, Pa., by the American Bridge Co.; launched on 30 August 1944; sponsored by Mrs. C. E. Egeler; and commissioned on 25 September 1944. Following World War II, LST-766 performed occupation duty in the Far East and saw service in China until mid- October 1945. She was decommissioned on 19 March 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 5 June that same year. On 24 December 1946, the ship was sold to Pedro Bidegaray for operation.

LST-767

LST - 767 was laid down on 19 July 1944 at Ambridge, Pa., by the American Bridge Co.; launched on 4 September 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Helen Stanhope; and commissioned on 30 September 1944, Lt. R. B. Seidman, USCGR, in command. During World War II, LST-767 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto in April 1945. Following the war, she performed occupation duty in the Far East until early March 1946. The ship was decommissioned on 7 March 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 28 March that same year. LST-767 earned one battle star for World War II service.

LST - 768

LST - 768 was laid down on 22 July 1944 at Ambridge, Pa., by the American Bridge Co.; launched on 8 September 1944; sponsored by Mrs. W. W. Slocum; and commissioned on 4 October 1944, Lt. B. R. Andrews, Jr., in command. During World War II, LST-768 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following operations: Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima-March 1945 Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto-May and June 1945 Fukuoka (Kyushu-Korea Area)-November and December 1945 Following the war, LST-768 performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid-December 1945. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 15 April 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 5 June that same year. On 18 December 1947, the ship was sold to the Humble Oil & Refining Co., of Houston, Tex. LST-768 earned three battle stars for World War II service.

LST - 769

LST - 769 was laid down on 28 July 1944 at Ambridge, Pa., by the American Bridge Co.; launched on 12 September 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Emma Farrah; and commissioned on 9 October 1944, Lt. Edwin B. Bertini in command. During World War II, LST-769 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 until late November 1945. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 29 April 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 3 July that same year. On 11 December 1947, the ship was sold to the California Co. for operation. LST-769 earned one battle star for World War II service.

LST - 770

LST - 770 was laid down on 1 August 1944 at Ambridge, Pa., by the American Bridge Co.; launched on 17 September 1944; sponsored by Mrs. B. A. McCormick; and commissioned on 13 October 1944, Lt. John H. Judge, USCGR, in command. During World War 11, LST-770 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto in March through June 1945. Following the war, she performed occupation duty in the Far East until late October 1945. The ship was decommissioned on 29 April 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 31 July that same year. On 6 February 1948, the tank landing ship was sold to Madison B. Wright for non-self-propelled operation. LST-770 earned one battle star for World War 11 service.

LST - 771

LST - 771 was laid down on 5 August 1944 at Ambridge, Pa., by the American Bridge Co.; launched on 21 September 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Marion Morrow; and commissioned on 18 October 1944, Lt. T. L. Becton in command. During World War II, LST-771 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto from March through June 1945. Following the war, she performed occupation duty in the Par East until mid-December 1945. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 14 May 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 5 June that same year. On 26 September 1947, the ship was sold to the Boston Metals Co., Baltimore, Md., for scrapping. LST-771 earned one battle star for World War 11 service.

LST-772

LST - 772 was laid down on 3 August 1944 at Seneca, Ill., by the Chicago Bridge & Iron Co.; launched on 24 October 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Elsie Jane Woodlief Arrington; and commissioned on 13 November 1944, Lt. George J. Nieman, USNR, in command. During World War II, LST-772 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 until early December 1945. The ship was placed out of commission, in reserve, on 3 July 1946 and assigned to the Columbia River Group of the U.S. Pacific Reserve Fleet. Recommissioned on 3 November 1950, she saw extensive service during the Korean War. On 1 July 1955, she was redesignated Ford County (LST-772) after counties in Illinois and Kansas. Ford County was destroyed as a target ship on 19 March 1958 and struck from the Navy list that same day. LST-772 earned one battle star for World War II service and six for Korean War service.

LST-773

LST - 773 was redesignated AGP-16 and named Antigone (q.v.) on 14 August 1944.

LST-774

LST - 774 was laid down on 5 August 1944 at Seneca, Ill., by the Chicago Bridge & Iron Co.; launched on 31 October 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Priscilla Winn Robertson; and commissioned on 20 November 1944, Lt. Joseph H. Gross, USNR, in command. During World War II, LST-774 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 mid-March 1946. LST-774 returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 12 July 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 15 August that same year. On 17 September 1947, she was sold to Consolidated Builders, Inc., Morris Heights, N.Y., and subsequently scrapped. LST-774 earned one battle star for World War 11 service.

LST-775

LST - 775 was laid down on 22 April 1944 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp.; launched on 10 June 1944; sponsored by Mrs. William H. Evans; and commissioned on 15 July 1944, Lt. F. J. Rowe in command. During World War II, LST-775 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and took part in the following operations: Leyte landings-November 1944 Lingayen Gulf landing-January 1945 Zambales-Subic Bay-January 1945 Mindanao Island landings-April 1945 Following the war, LST-775 performed occupation duty in the Far East until early March 1946. She was decommissioned on 15 July 1946. LST-775 earned four battle stars for World War 11 service.

LST - 776

LST - 776 was laid down on 7 May 1944 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp.; launched on 17 June 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Douglas Pinquely; and commissioned on 20 July 1944, Lt. J. D. Copeland, USNR, in command. During World War II, LST-776 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the assault and occupation of Iwo Jima in March 1945 and the as sault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto in March and April 1945. Following the war, she performed occupa tion duty in the Far East until mid-October 1945. The ship returned to the United States and was decom missioned on 18 March 1946 and struck from the Navy list on I May that same year. On 17 January 1947, the tank landing ship was sold to Compania Naviera y Commercial Perez Compano, Buenos Aires, Argentina, for operation. LST-776 earned two battle stars for World War II service.

LST - 777

LST - 777 was laid down on 4 May 1944 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp.; launched on 24 June 1944; sponsored by Mrs. George G. Kaszer; and commissioned on 25 July 1944. During World War 11, LST-777 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following operations: Zambales-Subic Bay-January 1945 Visayan Islands landings-April 1945 Following the war, LST-777 performed occupation returned duty in the Far East until mid-April 1946. She to the United States and was decommissioned on 19 July 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 28 August that same year. On 7 May 1948, the ship was sold to the Bethlehem Steel Co., Bethlehem, Pa., and subsequently scrapped. LST-777 earned two battle stars for World War II service.

LST - 778

LST - 778 was laid down on 14 May 1944 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp.; launched on 24 June 1944; sponsored by Mrs. D. M. Booth; and commissioned on 31 July 1944, Lt. GIendal T. Harper, USNR, in command. During World War II, LST-778 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the following operations: Lingayen Gulf landings-January 1945 Mindanao Island landings-April 1945 Following the war, LST-778 performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid-October 1945. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 27 May 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 19 June 1946. On 23 October 1947, the ship was sold to the Boston Metals Corp., Baltimore, Md., for scrapping. LST-778 earned two battle stars for World War II service.

LST - 779

LST - 779 was laid down on 21 May 1944 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp; launched on 1 July 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Andrew Vavrek; and commissioned on 3 August 1944, Lt. (jg.) Joseph A. Hopkins, USNR, in command. During World War II, LST-779 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 1945 Following the war, LST-779 performed occupation duty in the Far East and saw service in China until early April 1946. She was decommissioned on 18 May 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 19 July that same year. On 5 December 1947, the ship was sold to Bosey, Philippines. LST-779 earned two battle stars for World War II service,

LST-780

LST - 780 was laid down on 28 May 1944 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp.; launched on 10 July 1944; sponsored by Miss Anna May Ries; and commissioned on 7 August 1944, Lt. Theodore B. Clark in command. During World War II, LST-780 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto in March and April 1945. Following the war, she performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid- September 1945. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 13 June 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 31 July that same year. On 27 October 1947, the ship was sold to the Moore Drydock Co., Oakland, Calif., for scrapping. LST-780 earned one battle star for World War II service.

LST-781

LST - 781 was laid down on 4 June 1944 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp.; launched on 15 July 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Stuart D. Brown; and commissioned on 18 August 1944. During World War 11, LST-781 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto in April 1945. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 27 June 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 15 August that same year. On 20 December 1947, the ship was sold to the Humble Oil & Refining Co., Houston, Tex., for operation. LST-781 earned one battle star for World War 11 service.

LST-782

LST - 782 was laid down on 11 June 1944 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp.; launched on 22 July 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Elizabeth R. Miser; and commissioned on 22 August 1944. During World War II, LST-782 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 1945 Following the war, LST-782 performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid-November 1945. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 14 May 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 5 June that same year. On 26 September 1947, the ship was sold to the Boston Metals Co., Baltimore, Md., for scrapping. LST-782 earned two battle stars for World War II service.

LST - 783

LST - 783 was laid down on 14 May 1944 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp.; launched on 11 July 1944; sponsored by Mrs. John F. Hoffmeister; and commissioned on 14 August 1944, Lt. J. F. McAllister, USNR, in command. During World Way 11, LST-783 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the assault and occupation of Iwo Jima in March 1945. Following the war, she performed occupation duty in the Far East and saw service in China until mid-March 1946. LST-783 returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 22 August 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 16 June 1950. On 27 June 1950, the ship was sold to the Northern Metal Co., of Philadelphia, Pa., and subsequently scrapped. LST-783 earned one battle star for World War 11 service.

LST - 784

LST - 784 was laid down on 18 June 1944 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp.; launched on 29 July 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Michael Ruzic; and commissioned on 1 September 1944, Lt. Daniel H. Miner, USCG, in command. During World War II, LST-784 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the assault and occupation of Iwo Jima in February and March 1945 and the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto in April through June 1945. Following the war, LST-784 performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid-September 1945. She was decommissioned in March 1946 and assigned to the Columbia River Group of the Pacific Reserve Fleet. On I July 1955, the ship was redesignated Garfield County (LST-784) (q.v.) after counties in Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Utah, and Washington. LST-784 earned two battle stars for World War II service.

LST-785

LST - 785 was laid down on 25 June 1944 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp.; launched on 5 August 1944; sponsored by Mrs. D. A. McFarlane; and commissioned on 4 September 1944, Lt. Myron E. Nichol, USCG, in command. During World War 11, LST-785 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. Following the war, LST-785 performed occupation duty in the Far East until early December 1945. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 3 May 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 5 June that same year. On 3 June 1948, the ship was sold to Walter W. Johnson Co. for scrapping. LST-785 earned two battle stars for World War 11 service.

LST-786

LST - 786 was laid down on 21 May 1944 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp.; launched on 22 July 1944; sponsored by Mrs. E. B. Keckler; and commissioned on 28 August 1944, Lt. Eli T. Ringler, USCG, in command. During World War II, LST-786 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 mid-December 1945. LST-786 was decommissioned on 9 July 1946 and assigned to the Columbia River Group of the Pacific Reserve Fleet. On 1 July 1955, the ship was redesignated Garrett County (LST-786) (q.v.) after a county in Maryland, Recommissioned on 15 October 1966, Garrett County saw extensive service in the Vietnam War. She was transferred to the Republic of Vietnam Navy on 23 April 1971. LST-786 earned one battle star for World War 11 service and the Presidential Unit Citation, the Navy Unit Commendation, and seven battle stars for the Vietnam War.

LST - 787

LST - 787 was laid down on 2 July 1944 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp.; launched on 12 August 1944; sponsored by Mrs. James Viziana; and commissioned on 13 September 1944, Lt. W. S. Lawrence in command. During World War II, LST-787 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the following operations: Capture and occupation of Iwo Jima-February 1945 Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto-April through June 1945 Following the war, LST-787 performed occupation duty in the Far East until early November 1945. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 27 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., for scrapping. LST-787 earned two battle stars for World War II service.

LST - 788

LST - 788 was laid down on 9 July 1944 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp.; launched on 19 August 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Gerard H. Nickerson; and commissioned on 18 September 1944, Lt. Walter R. Benson, USCGR, in command. During World War 11, LST-788 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 that same year. Following the war, she performed oceupation duty in the Far East until late October 1945. The ship returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 16 April 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 5 June that same year. On 26 September 1947, LST-788 was sold to the Boston Metals Co., of Baltimore, Md., for scrapping. LST-788 earned two battle stars for World War II service.

LST - 789

LST - 789 was laid down on 1 June 1944 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp.; launched on 5 August 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Harry C. Story; and commissioned on 11 September 1944, Lt. H. M. Mulvey, USCGR, in command. During World War II, LST-789 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- 789 performed occupation duty in the Far East until early November 1945, She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 29 April 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 3 July that same year. The ship was sold to the California Co. on 11 December 1947 for operation. LST-789 earned two battle stars for World War II service.

LST-790

LST - 790 was laid down on 11 June 1944 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp.; launched on 19 August 1944; sponsored by Mrs. John Halifax; and commissioned on 22 September 1944. During World War II, LST-790 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- 790 was redesignated LST(H)-790 on 15 September 1945 and performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid- December 1945. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 27 May 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 3 July that same year. On 5 May 1948, the ship was sold to the Bethlehem Steel Co., of Bethlehem, Pa., for scrapping. LST-790 earned two battle stars for World War II service.

LST-791

LST - 791 was laid down on 16 July 1944 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp.; launched on 26 August 1944; sponsored by Mrs. John Fetsko; and commissioned on 27 September 1944. During World War II, LST-791 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-791 performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid-November 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 4 June 1948, the ship was sold to the Walter W. Johnson Co. for scrapping. LST-791 earned one battle star for World War 11 service.

LST-792

LST - 792 was laid down on 25 June 1944 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp.; launched on 2 September 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Ross Blaine; and commissioned on 2 October 1944. During World War II, LST-792 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. Following the war, LST-792 performed occupation duty in the Far East until late October 1945. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 29 April 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 19 July that same year. On 31 October 1946, the ship was sold to the Suwannee Fruit & S. S. Co., of Jacksonville, Fla. LST-792 earned two battle stars for World War II service.

LST-793

LST - 793 was laid down on 23 July 1944 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp.; launched on 2 September 1944; sponsored by Mrs. E. R. Gorman; and commissioned on 5 October 1944, Lt. George A. Miller, USCG, in command. During World War II, LST-793 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto in March and April 1945. Following the war, LST-793 performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid-September 1945, She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 29 April 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 3 July that same year. On 16 December 1947, the ship was sold to Tex-O-Kan Flour Mills Co., of Dallas, Tex., for operation. LST-793 earned one battle star for World War II service.

LST - 794

LST - 794 was laid down on 12 July 1944 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp.; launched on 16 September 1944; sponsored by Mrs. B. H. Gommel; and commissioned on 16 October 1944, Lt. W. C. Cain, USCGR, in command. During World War II, LST-794 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-794 performed occupation duty in the Far East and saw service in China until mid-December 1945. She was decommissioned on 9 July 1946 and assigned to the Columbia River Group of the Pacific Reserve Fleet. On 1 July 1955, the ship was redesignated Gibson County (LST- 794) (q.v.) after counties in Indiana and Tennessee. She was sunk as a target for destruction by Rasher (SS 269) off the west coast of the United States on 22 May 1958. The tank landing ship was struck from the Navy list on 1 November 1958. LST-794 earned one battle star for World War II service.

LST - 795

LST - 795 was laid down on 30 July 1944 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp.; launched on 9 September 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Heimo R. lammi; and commissioned on 9 October 1944, Lt. Melvin H. Jackson, USCGR, in command. During World War II, LST-795 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. Following the war, LST-795 performed occupation duty in the Far East until midOctober 1945. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 29 April 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 19 July that same year. On 31 October 1946, the ship was sold to the Suwannee Fruit & S.S. Co., Jacksonville, Fla. LST-795 earned two battle stars for World War II service.

LST - 796

LST - 796 was laid down on 6 August 1944 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp.; launched on 16 September 1944; sponsored by Mrs. J. A. Woodling; and commissioned on 20 October 1944. During World War II, LST-796 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto from March through June 1945. Following the war, she performed occupation duty in the Far East and saw service in China until mid-December 1945. The ship returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 17 April 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 19 June that same year. On 22 September 1947, the tank landing ship was sold to the Southern Shipwrecking Co., of New Orleans, La., for scrapping. LST-796 earned one battle star for World War II service.

LST - 797

LST - 797 was laid down on 21 August 1944 at Jeffersonville, Ind., by the Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Co.; launched on 22 September 1944; and commissioned on 20 October 1944. During World War II, LST-797 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto in March and April 1945. Following the war, LST-797 performed occupation duty in the Far East and saw service in China until early May 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 12 December 1947, the ship was sold to Consolidated Builders, Inc., of Morris Heights, N.Y., for scrapping LST-797 earned one battle star for World War II service.

LST-798

LST - 798 was laid down on 17 August 1944 at Jeff ersonville, Ind., by the Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Co.; launched on 26 September 1944; and commissioned on 26 October 1944, Lt. R. E. Hurt in command. Following World War II, LST-798 performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid-March 1946. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 16 July 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 15 August that same year. On 17 September 1947, the ship was sold to Consolidated Builders, Inc., of Morris Heights, N.Y., for scrapping.

LST-799

LST - 799 was laid down on 25 August 1944 at Jeffersonville, Ind., by the Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Co.; launched on 3 October 1944; sponsored by Miss Mary R. Whalen; and commissioned on 28 October 1944, Lt. Daniel C. Millett, USNR, in command. During World War II, LST-799 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto in April 1945. The ship was decommissioned and transferred to the United States Army on 6 May 1946. LST-799 was returned to the United States Navy and recommissioned on 26 August 1950. She performed extensive service during the Korean War. On 1 July 1955, she was redesignated Greer County (LST-799) (q.v.) after a county in Oklahoma and assigned to the U.S. Pacific Fleet until she was struck from the Navy list on 1 November 1960 and sold for scrapping. LST-799 earned one battle star for World War II service and the Navy Unit Commendation, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation, and nine battle stars for the Korean War.

LST-800

LST - 800 was laid down on 29 August 1944 at Jeffersonville, Ind., by the Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Co.; launched on 10 October 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Roger C. Heimer; and commissioned on 2 November 1944, Lt. H. G. Chandler, Jr., in command. Following World War 11, LST-800 performed occupation duty in the Far East until late October 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 22 December 1947, the ship was sold to the Humble Oil & Refining Co., of Houston, Tex., for operation.

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