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LST - 800 - 850

LST - 801

LST - 801 was laid down on 6 September 1944 at Jeffersonville, Ind., by the Jeffersonville Boat and Machine Co.; launched on 14 October 1944; sponsored by Miss Jane E. Calhoun; and commissioned on 8 November 1944, Lt. Herbert G. Whitehead, USNR, in command. During World War II, LST-801 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, LST-801 performed occupation duty in the Far East until early March 1946. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 18 July 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 18 August that same year. On 29 December 1947, the ship was sold to Pablo N. Ferrari & Co. for operation. LST-801 earned one battle star for World War II service.

LST - 802

LST - 802 was laid down on 2 September 1944 at Jeffersonville, Ind., by the Jeffersonville Boat and Machine Co.; launched on 19 October 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Dolores Alberts; and commissioned on 13 November 1944, Lt. K. G. Adams, USNR, in command. During World War 11, LST-802 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-802 performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid-April 1946. The ship was decommissioned on 21 July 1946 and transferred to the Shipping Control Authority, Japan, until returned to the Navy and recommissioned on 30 August 1950. She took part in the invasions of Inchon and Wonsan and the evacuation of Hungnam during the Korean War. Following conversion to a mine squadron flagship in 1954, she served with units of Mine Force, Pacific. On I July 1955, LST-802 was redesignated Hamilton County (LST-802) (q.v.) after counties in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Tennessee and Texas. Loaned to Japan on 20 April 1960 under terms of the Military Assistance Program, Hamilton County was decommissioned on 30 June 1960 and struck from the Navy list on 1 July that same year. LST-802 earned one battle star for World War II service and seven for the Korean War.

LST - 803

LST - 803 was laid down on 14 September 1944 at Jeffersonville, Ind., by the Jeffersonville Boat and Machine Co.; launched on 23 October 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Katie Bryant; and commissioned on 17 November 1944, Lt. Henry M. Parsons, USNR, in command. During World War II, LST-803 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto from April through June 1945. LST-803 performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid-May 1947. Following the war, LST-803 saw service in the Marianas as a utility vessel until decommissioned on 26 March 1949. Recommissioned on 15 November 1950, she saw extensive service during the Korean War. On I July 1955, LST-803 was redesignated Hampden County (LST-803) (q.v.) after a county in Massachusetts. Following further service in the Pacific, she was once again decommissioned on 2 January 1958. Hampden County (LST- 803) was struck from the Navy list on 17 April 1958 and sunk as a target on 26 September 1958. LST-803 earned one battle star for World War II service and five for the Korean War.

LST - 804

LST - 804 was laid down on 10 September 1944 at Jeffersonville, Ind., by the Jeffersonville Boat and Machine Co.; launched on 27 October 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Carol B. Mann; and commissioned on 22 November 1944, Lt. R. Bull in command. During World War II, LST-804 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-804 performed occupation duty in the Far East and saw service in China until early May 1946. She was decommissioned on 24 May 1946 and transferred to the State Department for ultimate disposition. The ship was struck from the Navy list on 3 July 1946. LST-804 earned one battle star for World War II service.

LST - 805

LST - 805 was laid down on 22 September 1944 at Jeff Jeffersonville, Ind., by the Jeffersonville Boat and Machine Co.; launched on 31 October 1944; and commissioned on 27 November 1944. During World War II, LST-805 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto in June 1945. Following the war, LST- 805 performed occupation duty in the Far East until February 1946. She was decommissioned on 25 May 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 19 July that same year. On 5 November 1947, the ship was sold to Bosey, Philippines. LST-805 earned one battle star for World War II service.

LST - 806

LST - 806 was laid down on 25 July 1944 at Evansville, Ind., by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co.,launched on 7 September 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Harold S. Miller; and commissioned on 28 September 1944. During World War II, LST-806 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the Palawan Island landings in February and March 1945 and performed minesweeping operations in the Pacific from November 1945 through February 1946. She was decommissioned on 20 May 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 19 July that same year. On 20 November 1947, the ship was sold to Bosey, Philippines. LST-806 earned two battle stars for World War II service.

LST - 807

LST - 807 was laid down on 29 July 1944 at Evansville, Ind., by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co.; launched on 11 September 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Barney C. King; and commissioned on 3 October 1944, Lt. J. D. Holder, USNR, in command. During World War II, LST-807 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 May and June 1945. Following the war, LST-807 performed occupation duty in the Far East and saw service in China until mid-May 1946. She was decommissioned on 27 May 1946 and transferred to the State Department for disposition. The ship was struck from the Navy list on 3 July 1946. LST-807 earned two battle stars for World War 11 service.

LST - 808

LST - 808 was laid down on I August 1944 at Evansville, Ind., by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co.; launched on 15 September 1944; sponsored by Mrs. W. 1. Oliver; and commissioned on 29 September 1944. During World War II, LST-808 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the assault and occupation of Iwo Jima in Feburary 1945 and the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto from April through June 1945. LST-808 was torpedoed by a Japanese kamikaze off le Shima on 18 May 1945. Grounded on a reef following the torpedoing, she was destroyed on 11 November 1945 and struck from the Navy list. LST-808 earned two battle stars for World War 11 service.

LST - 809

LST - 809 was laid down on 5 August 1944 at Evansville, Ind., by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co.; launched on 19 September 1944; sponsored by Mrs. H. G. Kipke; and commissioned on 10 October 1944. During World War II, LST-809 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-809 performed occupation duty in the Far East until early March 1946. She was decommissioned on 15 July 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 18 August that same year. On 19 May 1948, the ship was sold to the Bethleham Steel Co., of Bethlehem, Pa., for scrapping. LST-809 earned two battle stars for World War II service.

LST - 810

LST - 810 wag laid down on 8 August 1944 at Evansville, Ind., by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co.; launched on 21 September 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Leonard S. Shroyer; and commissioned on 13 October 1944. During World War II, LST-810 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-810 performed occupation duty in the Far East until early February 1946. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 18 July 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 28 August that same year. On 14 October 1947, the ship was said to William E. Skinner, of New York City, N.Y., for scrapping. LST-810 earned one battle star for World War II service.

LST - 811

LST - 811 was laid down on 12 August 1944 at Evansville, Ind., by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co.; launched on 23 September 1944; sponsored by Ens. Frances J. Russell, USNR(W); and commissioned on 18 October 1944, Lt. William J. Loeper, USNR, in command. During World War 11, LST-811 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, LST-811 performed occupation duty in the Far East until early March 1946. She 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 4 November 1947, the ship was sold to Dulien Steel Products Inc., of Seattle, Wash., for scrapping. LST-811 earned one battle star for World War II service.

LST - 812

LST - 812 was laid down on 14 August 1944 at Evansville, Ind., by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co.; launched on 27 September 1944; sponsored by Mrs. John J. Allan; and commissioned on 19 October 1944. During World War II, LST-812 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-812 performed occupation duty in the Far East until midDecember 1945. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 9 May 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 19 June that same year. On 25 May 1948, the ship was sold to the Bethlehem Steel Co., of Bethlehem, Pa., for scrapping. LST-812 earned two battle stars for World War 11 service.

LST - 813

LST - 813 was laid down on 20 August 1944 at Evansville, Ind., by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co.; launched on 30 September 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Pete Smith; and commissioned on 24 October 1944. During World War II, LST-813 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto from March through May 1945. Following the war, LST-813 performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid-April 1946. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 21 June 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 31 July that same year. On 12 June 1948, the ship was sold to the Walter W. Johnson Co. for scrapping. LST-813 earned one battle star for World War 11 service.

LST - 814

LST - 814 was laid down on 25 August 1944 at Evansville, Ind., by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co.; launched on 4 October 1944; sponsored by Mrs. William B. Fletcher; and commissioned on 27 October 1944. During World War 11, LST-814 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto from March through May 1945. Following the end of the war, in September 1945, LST-814 performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid-April 1946. During this period, she was severely damaged during a beaching operation off Sasebo, Japan, on 30 December 1945. The tank landing ship was decommissioned on 16 April 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 8 May that same year. LST-814 was later sunk on 12 August 1946. LST-814 earned one battle star for World War II service.

LST - 815

LST - 815 was laid down on 28 August 1944 at Evansville, Ind., by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co.; launched on 7 October 1944; sponsored by Miss Elizabeth Sweet; and commissioned on 30 October 1944. During World War II, LST-815 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-815 performed occupation duty in the Far East until early November 1945. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 6 September 1946. On 25 May 1948, the ship was sold to the Basalt Rock Co., Inc., for scrapping. LST-815 earned one battle star for World War II service.

LST - 816

LST - 816 was laid down on 2 September 1944 at Evansville, Ind., by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co.; launched on 11 October 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Walter Smith; and commissioned on 2 November 1944, Lt. Charles Danziger, USNR, in command. During World War II, LST-816 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the assault and occupation of Iwo Jima in March and April 1945 and the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto in May and June 1945. Following the war, she performed occupation duty in the Far East until early April 1946. LST-816 returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 29 June 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 31 July that same year. On 27 May 1948, the tank landing ship was sold to the Bethlehem Steel Co., Bethlehem, Pa., for scrapping. LST-816 earned two battle stars for World War II service.

LST - 817

LST - 817 was laid down on 4 September 1944 at Evansville, Ind., by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co.; launched on 14 October 1944; sponsored by Mrs Raymond Yelling; and commissioned on 7 November 1944, Lt. R. K. McInnes, USNR, in command. During World War II, LST-817 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 November 1945. The tank landing ship returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 31 January 1947 and struck from the Navy list on 7 February that same year. On 25 May 1948, the ship was sold to the Basalt Rock Co., Inc., Napa, Calif., and subsequently scrapped. LST-817 earned one battle star for World War II service.

LST - 818

LST - 818 was laid down on 8 September 1944 at Evansville, Ind., by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co.; launched on 18 October 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Roscoe B. Huffman; and commissioned on 9 November 1944, Lt. (jg.) Robert B. Bradley in command. During World War II, LST-818 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto from March through June 1945. She returned to the United States and was decommisioned on 16 July 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 28 August that same year. On 17 September 1947, the ship was sold to Consolidated Builders, Inc., Seattle, Wash., and subsequently scrapped. LST-818 earned one battle star for World War II service.

LST - 819

LST - 819 was laid down on 12 September 1944 at Evansville, Ind., by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co.; launched on 21 October 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Georgia E. Gilmore; and commissioned on 14 November 1944, Lt. George W. Ryerson, USNR, in command. During World War II, LST-819 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto from April through June 1945. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 15 November 1946 and assigned to the Pacific Reserve Fleet. Recommissioned on 8 September 1950, LST-819 saw extensive service during the Korean War. The ship was decommissioned again on 24 June 1955. On 1 July 1955, LST-819 was redesignated Hampshire County (LST-819) (q.v.) after counties in Massachusetts and West Virginia. Once more commissioned on 9 July 1966, Hampshire County supported the Navy's efforts off South Vietnam until decommissioned for the final time on 19 December 1970. The tank landing ship was struck from the Navy list in April 1975. LST-819 received one battle star for World War II service and four for the Korean War. Additionally, Hampshire County (LST-819) was awarded 10 battle stars, the Presidential Unit Citation, and the Navy Unit Commendation for the Vietnam War.

LST - 820

LST - 820 was laid down on 14 September 1944 at Evansville, Ind., by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co.; launched on 25 October 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Tom K. Smith; and commissioned on 16 November 1944, Lt. W. R. Evans in command. During World War II, LST-820 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 until early October 1945. The tank landing ship returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 16 January 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 7 February that same year. LST-820 earned one battle star for World War II service.

LST - 821

LST - 821 was laid down on 19 September 1944 at Evansville, Ind., by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co.; launched on 27 October 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Hugh Robertson, Sr.; and commissioned on 14 November 1944, Lt. C. J. Rudine, USNR, in command. During World War 11, LST-821 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. LST-821 returned to the United States and was decommissioned in March 1946 and assigned to the Pacific Reserve Fleet. On 1 July 1955, the ship was redesignated Harnett County (LST-821) (q.v.) after a county in North Carolina. Recommissioned on 20 August 1966, Harnett County (LST- 821) saw extensive service in the Vietnam War. LST-821 earned one battle star for World War II service. Additionally, Harnett County (LST-821) earned nine battle stars, two awards of the Presidential Unit Citation, and three awards of the Navy Unit Commendation for the Vietnam War.

LST - 822

LST - 822 was laid down on 20 September 1944 at Evansville, Ind., by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co.; launched on 1 November 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Homer Seed; and commissioned on 23 November 1944, Lt. Robert N. McIntyre, USNR, in command. During World War II, LST-822 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto in April and May 1945. Following the war, she performed occupation duty in the Far East until early March 1946. LST-822 was decommissioned on 10 August 1946 and assigned to the Pacific Reserve Fleet. Recommissioned on 23 November 1950, she performed extensive service during the Korean War, including participation in the historic prisoner-of-war exchanges. LST-822 was redesignated Harris County (LST-822) (q.v.) on I July 1955 after counties in Georgia and Texas. She was decommissioned for a second time in late 1955 and transferred to the Military Sea Transportation Service. Harris County was transferred to the Philippine Navy on 13 September 1976. LST-822 earned one battle star for World War 11 service and four for Korean War service.

LST - 823

LST - 823 was laid down on 25 September 1944 at Evansville, Ind., by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co.; launched on 4 November 1944; sponsored by Miss Olinda M. Brune; and commissioned on 28 November 1944, Lt. Robert T. Hanson, USNR, in command. During World War II, LST-823 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto in June 1945. Following the war, she performed occupation duty in the Far East until early December 1945. The ship was decommissioned on 1 December 1945 and struck from the Navy list on 3 January 1946. In May 1947, the tank landing ship was sold to the Oklahoma-Philippines Co. LST-823 earned one battle star for World War II service.

LST - 824

LST - 824 was laid down on 28 September 1944 at Evansville, Ind., by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co.; launched on 8 November 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Harry W. Groot; and commissioned on 30 November 1944, Lt. Jesse D. Jones, USNR, in command. During World War II, LST-824 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 September 1945. The ship was decommissioned on 15 May 1946 and assigned to the Pacific Reserve Fleet. The tank landing ship was redesignated Henry County (LST-824) (q.v.) on 1 July 1955 after counties in Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, and Virginia. Recommissioned on 5 September 1959, Henry County performed extensive service with the Pacific Fleet and, commencing in 1965, participated in operations in the Vietnam theater. Later decommissioned again, Henry County was transferred to the Malaysian Navy where she served as Sri Banggi (A-1501). LST-824 earned one battle star for World War II service and four for Vietnam service.

LST - 825

LST - 825 was laid down on 2 October 1944 at Evansville, Ind., by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co.; launched on 11 November 1944; sponsored by Mrs. John Spindler; and commissioned on 8 December 1944, Lt. Harry V. Hartsell in command. During World War II, LST-825 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 November 1945. The ship returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 22 May 1946 and assigned to the Pacific Reserve Fleet. Recommissioned on 3 November 1950, she performed extensive service during the Korean War. On 1 July 1955, the tank landing ship was redesignated Hickman County (LST-825) (q.v.) after counties in Kentucky and Tennessee. She was decommissioned again on 20 May 1956. Recommissioned on 22 March 1963, Hickman County performed active service with the Atlantic Reserve Fleet until 1966 when she was transferred to the Service Force, Pacific Fleet, for service in Vietnam. In November 1969, Hickman County was sold to the Philippine government. LST-825 earned one battle star for World War II service, two for the Korean War, and 10 for the Vietnam War.

LST - 826

LST - 826 was laid down on 6 October 1944 at Evansville, Ind., by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co.; launched on 14 November 1944; sponsored by Mrs. W. E. Haynie; and commissioned on 7 December 1944, Lt. John G. Mahler, USNR, in command. During World War 11, LST-826 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 until early December 1945. LST-826 earned one battle star for World War II service.

LST - 827

LST - 827 was laid down on 9 October 1944 at Evansville, Ind., by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co.; launched on 16 November 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Clark H. Woodward; and commissioned on 12 December 1944, Lt. R. L. Olander, USNR, in command. During World War 11, LST-827 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, the ship performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid-September 1945. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 7 June 1949 and assigned to the Pacific Reserve Fleet. Recommissioned on 3 November 1950, LST-827 saw extensive service during the Korean War. On 1 July 1955, she was redesignated Hillsborough County (LST-827) (q.v.) after counties in Florida and New Hampshire. Decommissioned again on 22 January 1958, Hillsborough County was struck from the Navy list on 28 March. 1958. She was sunk as a target off the California coast on 14 August that same year. LST-827 earned one battle star for World War II service and three for the Korean War.

LST - 828

LST - 828 was laid down on 13 October 1944 at Evansville, Ind., by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co.; launched on 22 November 1944; sponsored by Mrs. David M. Hammond; and commissioned on 13 December 1944, Lt. Richard P. Trenbeth, USNR, in command. During World War II, LST-828 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, the ship performed occupation duty in the Far East until early January 1946. LST-828 was decommissioned on 22 April 1947. Usable equipment was removed, and the residual hulk was destroyed on 7 May 1947 in the Marianas. She was struck from the Navy list on 22 May 1947. LST-828 earned one battle star for World War II service.

LST - 829

LST - 829 was laid down on 10 August 1944 at Ambridge, Pa., by the American Bridge Co.; launched on 26 September 1944; sponsored by Mrs. A. Tarasi; and commissioned on 23 October 1944, Lt. Harry A. Friedenberg, USCGR, in command. During World War II, LST-829 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 early November 1945. LST-829 was transferred to the Maritime Administration for disposal on 19 March 1948. LST-829 earned one battle star for World War II service.

LST - 830

LST - 830 was laid down on 15 August 1944 at Ambridge, Pa., by the American Bridge Co.; launched on 30 September 1944; sponsored by Mrs. J. C. Augsburger; and commissioned on 28 October 1944, Lt. Gordon Rowe, USCGR, in command. During World War 11, LST-830 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 on 29 April 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 3 July that same year. On 8 July 1947, she was sold to Compania, Naviera, Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina, for operation. LST-830 earned one battle star for World War II service.

LST - 831

LST - 831 was laid down on 19 August 1944 at Ambridge, Pa., by the American Bridge Co.; launched on 6 October 1944; sponsored by Mrs. C. J. Connolly; and commissioned on 8 November 1944. During World War II, LST-831 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 November 1945. The tank landing ship was transferred to the Maritime Administration for final disposition on 19 December 1947. LST-831 earned one battle star for World War II service.

LST - 832

LST - 832 was laid down on 25 August 1944 at Ambridge, Pa., by the American Bridge Co.; launched on 11 October 1944; sponsored by Mrs. J. Blessing; and commissioned on 4 November 1944, Lt. W. H. Young, USCGR, in command. During World War II, LST-832 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 mid-December 1945. LST-832 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 12 March 1948, the ship was sold to the Alexander Shipyards, Inc., New Orleans, La., for operation. LST-832 earned one battle star for World War II service.

LST - 833

LST - 833 was laid down on 28 August 1944 at Ambridge, Pa., by the American Bridge Co.; launched on 16 October 1944; sponsored by Mrs. N. B. Ornitz; and commissioned on 10 November 1944. During World War II, LST-833 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 January 1946. The ship returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 2 May 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 10 June 1947. On 13 May 1948, she was sold to the Alexander Shipyards, Inc., New Orleans, La., for operation. LST-833 earned one battle star for World War II service.

LST - 834

LST - 834 was laid down on 2 September 1944 at Ambridge Pa., by the American Bridge Co.; launched on 20 October 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Harold Oberg; and commissioned on 10 November 1944, Lt. R. J. Bentley, USNR, in command. During World War 11, LST-834 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 and saw service in China until early June 1946. The ship returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 12 September 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 8 October that same year. On 13 December 1947, she was sold to Kaiser Co., Inc., Seattle, Wash., for scrapping. LST-834 earned one battle star for World War II service.

LST - 835

LST - 835 was laid down on 6 September 1944 at Ambridge, Pa., by the American Bridge Co.; launched on 25 October 1944; sponsored by Mrs. 1. Raphael; and commissioned on 20 November 1944, Lt. William H. McHenry in command. During World War II, LST-835 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 until early November 1945. The ship was decommissioned in March 1946 and assigned to the Pacific Reserve Fleet. On 1 July 1955, she was redesignated Hillsdale County (LST-835) (q.v.) after a county in Michigan. The tank landing ship was struck from the Navy list in October 1959 and sold to Japan in April 1961 where she serves as Shimokita (LST-4002). LST-835 earned one battle star for World War II service.

LST - 836

LST - 836 was laid down on 11 September 1944 at Ambridge, Pa., by the American Bridge Co.; launched on 29 October 1944; sponsored by Mrs. H. E. Hetu; and commissioned on 25 November 1944, Lt. Elmo J. Sullivan, USNR, in command. During World War 11, LST-836 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto in April 1945. Following the war, the ship performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid-December 1945. She was decommissioned on 25 July 1946 and assigned to the Pacific Reserve Fleet. Recommissioned on 3 November 1950, LST-836 saw extensive service during the Korean War. On 1 July 1955, she was redesignated Holmes County (LST-836) (q.v.) after counties in Florida, Mississippi, and Ohio. Commencing in 1965, Holmes County also saw service during the Vietnam War. Decommissioned again in early 1971, Holmes County was transferred to the government of Singapore on 1 July 1971 and renamed RS Endurance. LST-836 earned one star for World War II service, three for the Korean War, and 12 battle stars and two awards of the Navy Unit Commendation for the Vietnam War.

LST - 837

LST - 837 was laid down on 15 September 1944 at Ambridge, Pa., by the American Bridge Co.; launched on 3 November 1944; sponsored by Mrs. H. G. Jetter; and commissioned on 29 November 1944, Lt. G. R. Keller, USNR, in command. During World War II, LST-837 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 and saw service in China until mid-March 1946. The ship 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 6 February 1948, she was sold to Madison B. Wright for non- self-propelled operation. LST-837 earned one battle star for World War II service.

LST - 838

LST - 838 was laid down on 20 September 1944 at Ambridge, Pa., by the American Bridge Co.; launched on 8 November 1944; sponsored by Miss Margaret Foster; and commissioned on 4 December 1944, Lt. Allen T. Larkins, Jr., in command. During World War II, LST-838 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto in April 1945. Following the war, the ship performed occupation duty in the Far East until early November 1945. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 7 August 1946 and assigned to the Pacific Reserve Fleet. On 1 July 1955, she was redesignated Hunterdon County (LST-838) (q.v.) after a county in New Jersey. Recommissioned on 10 September 1966, Hunterdon County saw extensive service during the Vietnam War. LST-838 earned one battle star for World War II service. Additionally, Hunterdon County earned seven battle stars, two awards of the Presidential Unit Citation, and four awards of the Navy Unit Commendation for the Vietnam War.

LST - 839

LST - 839 was laid down on 25 September 1944 atAmbridge, Pa., by the American Bridge Co.; launched on 12 November 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Arthur Lehner; and commissioned on 6 December 1944, Lt. Waldo F. McNeir in command. During World War II, LST-839 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, the ship performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid-September 1945. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned in March 1946 and assigned to the Pacific Reserve Fleet. On 1 July 1955, she was redesignated Iredell County (LST-839) (q.v.) after a county in North Carolina. Recommissioned on 18 June 1966, Iredell County saw extensive service during the Vietnam War. She was decommissioned again and transferred to the Indonesian Navy in July 1970 where she serves as Teluk Bone. LST-839 earned one battle star for World War 11 service. Additionally, Iredell County earned 11 battle stars and single awards of the Presidential Unit Citation, the Navy Unit Commendation, and the Meritorious Unit Commendation for the Vietnam War.

LST - 840

LST - 840 was laid down on 28 September 1944 at Ambridge, Pa., by the American Bridge Co.; launched on 15 November 1944; sponsored by Mrs. C. W. Doerr; and commissioned on 11 December 1944, Lt. David McC. Bon, USNR, in command. During World War II, LST-840 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto in April 1945. Following the war, the ship performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid- October 1945. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 1 June 1946 and assigned to the Pacific Reserve Fleet. Recommissioned on 3 November 1950, LST-840 performed extensive service during the Korean War. On I July 1955, she was redesignated Iron County (LST-840) (q.v.) after counties in Michigan, Missouri, Utah, and Wisconsin. Decommissioned again on 23 November 1957, Iron County was transferred to the Republic of China Navy on 1 July 1958, where she served as Chung Fu (LST-223). Iron County was struck from the Navy list on 6 February 1959. LST-840 earned one battle star for World War II and four for the Korean War.

LST - 841

LST - 841 was laid down on 4 October 1944 at Ambridge, Pa., by the American Bridge Co.; launched on 20 November 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Rocco Palmer; and commissioned on 18 December 1944, Lt. Francis T. Carey, USNR, in command. During World War II, LST-841 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, the ship 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 25 June 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 23 June 1947. On 5 January 1948, the tank landing ship was sold to the California Co., New Orleans, La., for operation. LST-841 earned one battle star for World War II service.

LST - 842

LST - 842 was laid down on 9 October 1944 at Ambridge, Pa., by the American Bridge Co.; launched on 24 November 1944; sponsored by Mrs. F. T. Hulet; and commissioned on 19 December 1944. During World War II, LST-842 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto in June 1945. Following the war, the ship performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid- September 1945. She was decommissioned on 30 December 1947 and transferred to the Philippine government. On 22 January 1948, the tank landing ship was struck from the Navy list. LST-842 earned one battle star for World War II service.

LST - 843

LST - 843 was laid down on 13 October 1944 at Ambridge, Pa., by the American Bridge Co.; launched on 29 November 1944; sponsored by Mrs. R. S. Dyson; and commissioned on 23 December 1944, Lt. V. W. Tracy in command. During World War II, LST-843 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, the ship performed occupation duty in the Far East and saw service in China until early December 1947. She was decommissioned on 18 December 1947 and transferred to the Philippine government. On 22 January 1948, the tank landing ship was struck from the Navy list. LST-843 earned one battle star for World War II service.

LST - 844

LST - 844 was laid down on 18 October 1944 at Ambridge, Pa., by the American Bridge Co.; launched on 3 December 1944; sponsored by Mrs. D. P. Cook; and commissioned on 30 December 1944, Lt. James F. Trawick in command. During World War 11, LST-844 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, the ship performed occupation duty in the Far East until early November 1945. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 15 September 1947 and struck from the Navy list on 29 September that same year. On 28 June 1948, the tank landing ship was sold to the Humble Oil & Refining Co., Houston, Tex., for operation. LST-844 earned one battle star for World War II service.

LST - 845

LST - 845 was laid down on 23 October 1944 at Ambridge, Pa., by the American Bridge Co.; launched on 7 December 1944; sponsored by Mrs. B. F. Fairless; and commissioned on 9 January 1945, Lt. Comdr. John Wildman, USNR, in command. LST-845 participated in no combat operations during World War II but performed Asian occupation service following the war until the summer of 1946. Operating out of San Diego in the postwar years, she saw extensive service during the Korean War. On 1 July 1955, the ship was redesignated Jefferson County (LST-845) (q.v.) after counties in 25 states. Following further service with the Pacific Fleet, Jefferson County was decommissioned in early 1961. She was struck from the Navy list on 1 February 1961. On 22 August 1961, the tank landing ship was sold to Zidell Explorations, Inc., Portland, Oreg. LST-845 earned six battle stars for the Korean War.

LST - 846

LST - 846 was laid down on 27 October 1944 at Ambridge, Pa., by the American Bridge Co.; launched on 12 December 1944; sponsored by Mrs. L. P. Quill; and commissioned on 9 January 1945. Following World War II, LST-846 performed occupation duty in the Far East and saw service in China until late April 1949. After postwar service, LST-846 was decommissioned on 14 October 1949. Recom missioned on 3 November 1950, she performed service during the Korean War. On I July 1955, the ship was redesignated Jennings County (LST-846) (q.v.) after a county in Indiana. Decommissioned again on 7 December 1955, Jennings County was once again commissioned on 11 June 1966 and conducted extensive operations during the Vietnam War. Decommissioned for a final time, she was struck from the Navy list on 25 September 1970. LST-846 earned one battle star for the Korean War and two awards of the Presidential Unit Citation, four awards of the Navy Unit Commendation, and eight battle stars for the Vietnam War.

LST - 847

LST - 847 was laid down on I November 1944 at Ambridge, Pa., by the American Bridge Co.; launched on 17 December 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Eleanore Lott; and commissioned on 15 January 1945, Lt. G. A. Hoffman in command. Following World War II, LST-847 performed occupation duty and saw service in China until early March 1946. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 21 June 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 31 July that same year. On 13 May 1948, the ship was sold to the Alexander Shipyards, Inc., New Orleans, La., for operation.

LST - 848

LST - 848 was laid down on 6 November 1944 at Ambridge, Pa., by the American Bridge Co.; launched on 21 December 1944; sponsored by Mrs. F. D. Porter; and commissioned on 20 January 1945, Lt. R. P. Bentley, USNR, in command. Following World War II, LST-848 performed occupation duty in the Far East until early December 1945. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 10 August 1946 and assigned to the Pacific Reserve Fleet. On 1 July 1955, the ship was redesignated Jerome County (LST-848) (q.v.) after a county in Idaho. Recommissioned on 7 December 1959, Jerome County operated with the Pacific Fleet in the early 1960's followed by extensive service in the Vietnam War. Decommissioned again on 1 April 1970, she was turned over, via lease, to the Republic of Vietnam Navy that same month. LST-848 earned one award of the Presidential Unit Citation, one award of the Meritorious Unit Commendation, and five battle stars for the Vietnam War.

LST - 849

LST - 849 was laid down on 10 November 1944 at Ambridge, Pa., by the American Bridge Co.; launched on 30 December 1944; sponsored by Mrs. William B. Hetzel; and commissioned on 16 January 1945, Lt. Emil C. Hetzel in command. During World War II LST-849 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-849 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 assigned to the Pacific Reserve Fleet. On 1 July 1955, the ship was redesignated Johnson County (LST-849) (q.v.) after counties in 12 states. In January 1959, Johnson County was transferred to the Republic of Korea Navy where she served as Wi Pong (LST-812). LST-849 earned one battle star for World War II service.

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