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LST - 900 - 950

LST-901

LST - 901 was laid down on 29 October 1944 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp.; launched on 9 December 1944; sponsored by Mrs. S. A. Evans; and commissioned on 11 January 1945, Lt. C. A. Henson in command. Following World War II, LST-901 performed occupation duty in the Far East until early September 1945. She was decommissioned on 9 August 1946 and assigned to the Pacific Reserve Fleet. Recommissioned on 30 November 1951, LST-901 saw extensive service during the Korean War and the Vietnam War. On 1 July 1955, she was redesignated Litchfield County (LST-901) (q.v.) after a county in northwestern Connecticut. Decommissioned again on 6 December 1969, Litchfield County was sold to John S. Latsis, Inc., New York, N.Y., on 14 January 1977. LST-901 earned two battle stars for the Korean War, and one award of the Navy Unit Commendation, one award of the Meritorious Unit Commendation, and six battle stars for Vietnam service.

LST-902

LST - 902 was laid down on 5 November 1944 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp.; launched on 16 December 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Michael Grom; and commissioned on 15 January 1945, Lt. Everett J. Bondesen in command. Following World War II, LST-902 performed occupation duty in the Far East until early November 1945. She was decommissioned on 3 August 1946 and assigned to the Pacific Reserve Fleet. The ship was recommissioned on 18 January 1952 and saw service during the Korean War and with the Pacific Fleet thereafter. On 1 July 1955, she was redesignated Luzerne County (LST-902) (q.v.) after a county in eastern Pennsylvania. She was decommissioned on 30 November 1955 but was recommissioned once again on 29 March 1963 and operated extensively in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. Decommissioned for the final time, Luzerne County was struck from the Navy list on 12 August 1970. LST-902 earned two battle stars for the Korean War and one award of the Meritorious Unit Commendation and 12 battle stars for Vietnam service.

LST-903

LST - 903 was laid down on 15 October 1944 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp.; launched on 23 December 1944; sponsored by Mrs. E. W. Wilson; and commissioned on 20 January 1945, Lt. John B. Darrow in command. Following World War II, LST-903 performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid-October 1945. She was decommissioned on 10 September 1946 and assigned to the Pacific Reserve Fleet. On 1 July 1955, the ship was redesignated Lyman County (LST-903) (q.v.) after a county in South Dakota. Lyman County was designated a target ship on 20 October 1958 and struck from the Navy list on 1 November that same year. She was torpedoed and sunk by Mevhaden (SS377) on 28 March 1959 off the coast of Baja California.

LST - 904

LST - 904 was laid down on 12 November 1944 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp.; launched on 23 December 1944; sponsored by Miss Betty McCallen; and commissioned on 25 January 1945, Lt. James L. Randles, Jr., in command. During World War II, LST-904 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 15 November 1946 and assigned to the Pacific Reserve Fleet. On 1 July 1955, she was redesignated Lyon County (LST- 904) (q.v.) after counties in Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, and Nevada. Lyon County was nominated as a target for destruction on 20 October 1958 and struck from the Navy list on 1 November that same year. She was sunk off the coast of Washington by Capitaine (SS336) on 13 May 1959. LST-904 earned one battle star for World War II service.

LST - 905

LST - 905 was laid down on 19 November 1944 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp.; launched on 30 December 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Paul Gulling; and commissioned on 20 January 1945. During World War II, LST-905 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. She was decommissioned on 11 September 1946 and assigned to the Pacific Reserve Fleet. On 1 July 1955, the ship was redesignated Madera County (LST-905) (q.v.) after a county in central California. Recommissioned on 30 March 1963, Madera County saw extensive service in the Vietnam War commencing in 1966. She was transferred to the Philippine Navy in November 1969 where she served as Ilteos Norte (LT-98). LST-905 earned one battle star for World War II service, and one award of the Meritorious Unit Commendation and nine battle stars for Vietnam service.

LST - 906

LST - 906 was laid down on 24 January 1944 at Hingham, Mass., by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc.; launched on 11 March 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Henry Levine; and commissioned on 27 April 1944. During World War II, LST-906 was assigned to the European theater and participated in the invasion of southern France in September 1944. She was decommissioned on 20 May 1945 after grounding off Leghorn, Italy, on 18 October 1944. The ship was struck from the Navy list on 22 June 1945 and sold for scrap. LST-906 earned one battle star for World War II service.

LST - 907

LST - 907 was laid down on 31 January 1944 at Hingham, Mass., by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc.; launched on 18 March 1944; sponsored by Miss Rosemary Leonard; and commissioned on 30 April 1944, Lt. Dale 0. Morgan, USNR, in command. During World War II, LST-907 was assigned to the European theater and participated in the invasion of southern France in September 1944. She was decommissioned on 18 October 1946. On 25 November 1946, the ship was delivered to and commissioned in the Venezuelan Navy and struck from the Navy list that same date. LST-907 earned one battle star for World War II service.

LST-908

LST-908 was laid down on 14 February 1944 at Hingham, Mass., by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc.; launched on 28 March 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Charles E. Monorief; and commissioned on 8 May 1944. During World War II, LST-908 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the following operations: The LST-908 went in the Palau-Anguar, invasion, the first day on September 17, 1944. It landed the 710th Tank Battalion. Leyte landings-October and November 1944 Mindoro landings-December 1944 Lingayen Gulf landings-January 1945 Zambales-Subic Bay-January 1945 Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto-April 1945 Immediately following World War II, LST-908 performed occupation duty in the Far East until early April 1946. Upon her return to the United States, she was decommissioned on 30 July 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 28 August that same year. On 3 October 1947, the ship was sold to Luria Bros. & Co., Philadelphia, Pa., for scrapping. LST-908 earned five battle stars for World War II service.

LST-909

LST-909 was laid down on 19 February 1944 at Hingham, Mass., by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc.; launched on 3 April 1944; and commissioned on 11 May 1944. During World War II, LST-909 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the Lingayen Gulf landings in January 1945 and the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto in April 1945. Following the war, she performed occupation duty in the Far East until early February 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 19 May 1948, the ship was sold to Kaiser Co., Inc., Vancouver, Wash., for scrapping. LST-909 earned two battle stars for World War II service.

By William Copeland RM3c

May I respectfully suggest that there are some errors in May I respectfully suggest that there are some errors in the history of our beloved LST 909. She did indeed participate in all the same initial operations as the LST 908. We were awarded 3 battle stars and there is some question as to whether we were initial or immediate backup on the Lingayen Gulf operation. I served with PRIDE aboard her and as a plank owner and radioman until my hospitalization on July 4th 1944 and along with some seventy odd crewmen have been meeting together for the last seven years. Unfortunately I was wounded in the Mindoro action and finally hospitalized some 7 months later. All this information can be verified by a number of those who meet with us every year. If it is at all possible we would greatly appreciate having at least your records changed to reflect our ships TRUE record. If you need any further information we would gladly supply copies of the! log for the days in question. We apoligize for lack of inforemation sent initially to the Navy Dept. Thank you for reading my plea... William Copeland RM3c

LST-910

LST-910 was laid down on 23 February 1944 at Hingham, Mass., by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc.; launched on 8 April 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Gerald Donovan; and commissioned on 24 May 1944, Lt. Harold V. Ruble in command. During World War II, LST-910 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the following operations: Battle of Surigao Strait-November 1944 Lingayen Gulf landing-January 1945 Zambales-Subic Bay-January 1945 Palawan Islands landings-February and March 1945 Mindanao Island Iandings-April and May 1945 Balikpapan operation-June and July 1945 Following the war, LST-910 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 27 June 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 31 July that same year. The ship was sold on 25 November 1948 to the Bethlehem Steel Co., Bethlehem, Pa., for scrapping. LST-910 earned three battle stars for World War II service.

LST - 911

LST - 911 was laid down on 28 February 1944 at Hingham, Mass., by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc.; launched on 12 April 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Christine Muir; and commissioned on 14 May 1944, Lt. M. T. Saffield in command. During World War II, LST-911 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the following operations: Morotai landings- September 1944 Leyte landings-November 1944 Lingayen Gulf landings-January 1945 Mindanao Island landings-April 1945 Balikpapan operation-June and July 1945 Following the war, LST-911 performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid-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 25 September 1947, the ship was sold to the Puget Sound Bridge & Dredging Co., Seattle, Wash for scrapping. LST-912 earned four battle stars for World War II service.

LST - 912

LST - 912 was laid down on 5 February 1944 at Hingham, Mass., by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc.; launched on 22 April 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Hazel B. Leppe; and commissioned on 21 May 1944, Lt. Lloyd R. White in command. During World War II, LST-912 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the following operations: Morotai landings-September 1944 Leyte landings-November 1944 Lingayen Gulf landing-January 1945 Palawan Island landings-February and March 1945 Mindanao Island landings-April 1945 Following the war, LST-912 performed occupation duty in the Far East and saw service in China until mid-January 1949. On 1 July 1955, she was redesignated Mahnomen County (LST-912) (q.v.) after a county in northwestern Minnesota. The ship was decommissioned on 25 August 1955 and assigned to the Atlantic Reserve Fleet. Recommissioned on 27 March 1963, Maknomen County performed extensive service in Southeast Asia, including Vietnam, before she grounded at ChuIai, South Vietnam, on 30 December 1966 as a result of typhoon weather. Efforts to refloat her were unsuccessful, and she was struck from the Navy list on 31 January 1967. Mahnomen County was later demolished by the Navy Support Detachment at Chulai. LST-912 earned four battle stars for World War II service and two battle stars for the Vietnam War.

LST - 913

LST - 913 was laid down on 15 March 1944 at Hingham, Mass., by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc.* launched on 26 April 1944; and commissioned on 23 May 1944. During World War II, LST-913 was assigned to the European theater and participated in the invasion of southern France in August and September 1944. She was then assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and took part in the Leyte landings in November 1944 and the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto in June 1945. Following the war, LST-913 performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid-December 1945. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 16 July 1946 and struck from the Navy list. on 14 March 1947. On 18 June 1948, the ship was sold to the Humble Oil and Refining Co., Houston, Tex., for operation. LST-913 earned three battle stars for World War II service.

LST-914

LST - 914 was laid down on 16 February 1944 at Hingham, Mass., by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc.; launched on 18 April 1944; and commissioned on 18 May 1944, Lt. A. W. Meyer in command. During World War II, LST-914 was assigned to the European theater and participated in the invasion of southern France in August and September 1944. She was then assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and took part 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-November 1945. LST-914 was decommissioned on 26 June 1946 and loaned to the Army. Reverting to Navy control, LST-914 was recomissioned on 26 August 1950 and performed extensive service during the Korean War. Following the war, she conducted deployments to the western Pacific in 1954, 1956, and 1958. During this period, on I July 1955, the ship was redesignated Mahoning County (LST-914) (q.v.) after a county in Ohio. Decommissioned again on 5 September 1959, Mahoning County was sold to Zidell Explorations, Portland, Oreg., on 22 June 1960 for scrapping. LST-914 earned two battle stars for World War II service and four battle stars and one award of the Navy Unit Commendation for the Korean War.

LST-915

LST - 915 was laid down on 22 March 1944 at Hingham, Mass., by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc.; launched on 3 May 1944; and commissioned on 27 May 1944. Following World War II, LST-915 performed occupation duty in the Far East until early April 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 19 June 1948, the ship was sold to the Humble Oil and Refining Co., Houston, Tex., for operation.

LST-916

LST - 916 was laid down on 22 March 1944 at Hingham, Mass., by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc.; launched on 29 April 1944; and commissioned on 25 May 1944. During World War II, LST-916 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the following operations: Leyte landings-October 1944 Lingayen Gulf landings-January 1945 Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto-April 1945 Following the war, LST-916 performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid-November 1945. She was decommissioned on 5 April 1946 and transferred to the Army on 28 June that same year. On 29 September 1947, she was struck from the Navy list; and, in 1949, LST-916 was lost in a typhoon at Okinawa. LST-916 earned three battle stars for World War II service.

LST-917

LST - 917 was laid down on 31 March 1944 at Hingham, Mass., by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc.; launched on 6 May 1944; and commissioned on 28 May 1944. During World War II, LST-917 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following operations: Leyte landings-October 1944 Morotai landings-December 1944 and January 1945 Lingayen Gulf landing-January 1945 Mindanao Island landings-January 1945 Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto-March and April 1945 Following the war, LST-917 performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid-December 1945. She 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 19 May 1948, the ship was sold to Kaiser Co., Inc., Vancouver, Wash., for scrapping. LST-917 earned five battle stars for World War II service.

LST - 918

LST - 918 was laid down on 5 April 1944 at Hingham, Mass., by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc.; launched on 7 May 1944; and commissioned on 29 May 1944, Lt. Paul Cherin, USNR, in command. During World War 11, LST-918 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the Leyte landings in October 1944 and the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto from March through June 1945. Following the war, she performed occupation duty in the Far East until early January 1946. Upon her return to the United States, she was decommissioned on 12 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., Oakland, Calif., and subsequently scrapped. LST-918 earned two battle stars for World War II service.

LST - 919

LST - 919 was laid down on 11 April 1944 at Hingham' Mass., by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc.; launched on 17 May 1944; and commissioned on 31 May 1944. During World War II, LST-919 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the following operations: Leyte landings-October and November 1944 Lingayen Gulf landing-January 1945 Mindanao Island landings-April 1945 Following the war, LST-919 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 5 August 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 25 September that same year. On 10 January 1948, the ship was sold to Pablo N. Ferrari & Co. for operation. LST-919 earned three battle stars for World War II service.

LST - 920

LST - 920 was laid down on 26 April 1944 at Hingham, Mass., by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc.; launched on 29 May 1944; and commissioned on 17 June 1944. During World War II, LST-920 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 and saw service in China until early March 1946. Upon her return to the United States, she was decommissioned on 8 July 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 14 March 1947. On 17 June 1948, the ship was sold to the Standard Oil & Gas Co. for operation. LST-920 earned one battle star for World War II service.

LST-921

LST-921 was laid down on 1 May 1944 at Hingham, Mass., by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc.; launched on 2 June 1944; and commissioned on 23 June 1944. LST-921 was torpedoed off the channel entrance to Bristol, England, on 14 August 1944. She was towed to port and stripped prior to decommissioning and disposal of the hulk. The ship was decommissioned on 29 September 1944 and struck from the Navy list on 14 October 1944.

LST-922

LST-922 was laid down on 26 April 1944 at Hingham, Mass., by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc.; launched on 7 June 1944; and commissioned on 29 June 1944. During World War II, LST-922 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the following operations: Lingayen Gulf landings-January 1945 Zambales-Subic Bay-January 1945 Palawan Islands landings-March 1945 Visayan Island landings-April 1945 Following the war, LST-922 performed occupation duty in the Far East and saw service in China until early March 1946. Upon her return to the United States, she was decommissioned on 8 July 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 28 August that same year. On 13 June 1948, the ship was sold to Walter W. Johnson Co. for scrapping. LST-922 earned three battle stars for World War II service. LST-923 LST-923 was laid down on 3 May 1944 at Hingham, Mass., by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc.; launched on 11 June 1944; and commissioned on 6 July 1944, Lt. John T. Gordon in command. During World War II, LST-923 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 in April through June 1945. Following the war, she performed occupation duty in the Far East until early April 1946. Upon her return to the United States, she was decommissioned on 10 July 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 15 August that same year. The ship was sold on 31 May 1948 to the Bethlehem Steel Co., Bethlehem, Pa., for scrapping. LST-923 earned two battle stars for World War II service. LST-924 LST-924 was laid down on 8 May 1944 at Hingham, Mass., by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc.; launched on 17 June 1944; and commissioned on 10 July 1944. During World War 11, LST-924 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the following operations: Leyte landing-November 1944 Lingayen Gulf landings-January 1945 Visayan Island landings-March and April 1945 Tarakan Island operation-April and May 1945 Following the war, LST-924 performed occupation duty in the Far East and saw service in China until mid-May 1946. She was decommissioned on 13 June 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 3 July that same year. On 5 May 1947, the ship was sold to the Royal Navy of Thailand where it operated as Angthong (LST-1). LST-924 earned four battle stars for World War II service.

LST - 925

LST - 925 was laid down on 10 May 1944 at Hingham, Mass., by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc.; launched on 21 June 1944; and commissioned on 15 July 1944. During World War II, LST-925 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the Lingayen Gulf landing in January 1945. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 26 November 1945 and struck from the Navy list on 5 December that same year. On 9 May 1948, the ship was sold to Consolidated Builders Inc., Seattle, Wash., for scrapping. LST-925 earned one battle star for World War II service.

LST - 926

LST - 926 was laid down on 13 May 1944 at Hingham, Mass., by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc.; launched on 24 June 1944; and commissioned on 20 July 1944, Lt. Floyd H. Gould in command. During World War II, LST-926 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 late March 1946. The ship was decommissioned on 14 June 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 31 July that same year. On 13 June 1948, the tank landing ship was sold to the Walter W. Johnson Co. for scrapping. LST-926 earned two battle stars for World War II service.

LST - 927

LST - 927 was laid down on 20 May 1944 at Hingham, Mass., by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc.; launched on 28 June 1944; and commissioned on 4 July 1944. During World War II, LST-927 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the Lingayen Gulf landing in January 1945 and the Mindanao Island landings in March and April 1945. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 20 July 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 8 October that same year. On 9 December 1947, the ship was sold to the Learner Co., Oakland, Calif., for scrapping. LST-927 earned two battle stars for World War II service.

LST - 928

LST - 928 was laid down on 1 June 1944 at Hingham, Mass., by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc.; launched on 5 July 1944; and commissioned on 30 July 1944, Lt. C. R. Stearns, USNR, in command. During World War II, LST-928 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the assault and occupation of Iwo Jima in March 1945. She was decommissioned on 13 December 1946. LST-928 earned one battle star for World War II service.

LST-929

LST - 929 was laid down on 5 June 1944 at Hingham, Mass., by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc.; launched on 8 July 1944; and commissioned on 2 August 1944. During World War II, LST-929 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. On 15 September 1945, she was redesignated LSTH-929. Following the war, the ship performed occupation duty in the Far East and saw service in China until late May 1946. LSTH-929 was decommissioned on 24 May 1946 and turned over to the Chinese Nationalist Navy. She was struck from the Navy list on 3 July 1946. LST-929 earned two battle stars for World War II service.

LST-930

LST - 930 was laid down on 9 June 1944 at Hingham, Mass., by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc.; launched on 12 July 1944; sponsored by Mrs. C. M. Rocca; and commissioned on 6 August 1944, Lt. F. W. Grabowski in command. During World War II, LST-930 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. On 15 September 1945, she was redesignated LSTH-930 and performed occupation duty in the Far East until late October 1945. The ship 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 8 June 1948, she was sold to the Humble Oil & Refining Co., Houston, Tex., for operation. LST-930 earned two battle stars for World War II service.

LST-931

LST - 931 was laid down on 13 June 1944 at Hingham, Mass., by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc.; launched on 19 July 1944; and commissioned on 11 August 1944, Lt. E. L. Berenbach in command. During World War II, LST-931 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. On 15 September 1945, she was redesignated LSTH-931 and performed occupation duty in the Far East until late October 1945. The tank landing ship was decommissioned on 26 June 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 31 July that same year. On 12 June 1948, she was sold to the Walter W. Johnson Co. for scrapping. LST-931 earned two battle stars for World War II service.

LST-932

LST - 932 was laid down on 21 June 1944 at Hingham, Mass., by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc.; launched on 22 July 1944; and commissioned on 15 August 1944, Lt. W. F. Jerome, USNR, in command. During World War II, LST-932 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the Lingayen Gulf landing in January 1945 and the Mindanao Island landings in April and May 1945. Following the war, she 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 24 June 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 31 July that same year. On 29 March 1948, the ship was sold to the Standard Oil Co. for operation. LST-932 earned three battle stars for World War II service.

LST - 933

LST - 933 was laid down on 23 June 1944 at Hingham, Mass., by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc.; launched on 26 July 1944; sponsored by Miss Helen M. Long; and commissioned on 20 August 1944, Lt. (jg.) M. L. Stokes in command. During World War II, LST-933 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the following operations: Palawan Island landings-February and March 1945 Mindanao Island landings-April and May 1945 Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto-June 1945 Following the war, LST-933 performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid-February 1946. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 2 July 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 15 August that same year. On 25 May 1948, the ship was sold to Hughes Bros., Inc., New York, N.Y., for scrapping. LST-933 earned two battle stars for World War II service.

LST - 934

LST - 934 was laid down on 29 June 1944 at Hingham, Mass., by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc., launched on 29 July 1944; and commissioned on 2 August 1944. During World War II, LST-934 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the following operations: Palawan Island landings-March 1945 Visayan Islands landings-March and April 1945 Mindanao Island landings-April 1945 Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto-June 1945 Following the war, LST-934 performed occupation duty in the Far East and saw service in China until early May 1946. She was decommissioned on 13 May 1946 and transferred to the State Department that same day. On 19 June 1946, the ship was struck from the Navy list. LST-934 earned two battle stars for World War 11 service.

LST - 935

LST - 935 was laid down on 3 July 1944 at Hingham, Mass., by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc.; launched on 5 August 1944; and commissioned on 29 August 1944, Lt. (jg.) Bruce B. Wells in command. During World War II, LST-935 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the following operations: Palawan Island landings-March 1945 Visayan Islands landings-March and April 1945 Mindanao Island landings-April 1945 Balikpapan operation-June and July 1945 Following the war, LST-935 performed occupation duty in the Far East and saw service in China until mid-April 1946. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 2 July 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 15 August that same year. The ship was sold to Consolidated Builders, Inc., Seattle, Wash., on 29 August 1947 for scrapping. LST-935 earned two battle stars for World War II service.

LST-936

LST - 936 was laid down on 7 July 1944 at Hingham, Mass., by the Bethlebem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc.; launched on 9 August 1944; sponsored by Miss Dorothy M. Wadman; and commissioned on 1 September 1944. During World War II, LST-936 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the Mindanao Island landings in March and April 1945. Upon her return to the United States, she was decommissioned on 17 May 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 5 June that same year. On 12 June 1948, the ship was sold to the Walter W. Johnson Co. for scrapping. LST-936 earned one battle star for World War II service.

LST-937

LST - 937 was laid down on 11 July 1944 at Hingham, Mass., by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc.; launched on 12 August 1944; sponsored by Mrs. W. H. Hartt; and commissioned on 6 September 1944. During World War 11, LST-937 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in 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. The ship was decommissioned on 24 May 1946 and transferred to the State Department on that date. She was struck from the Navy list on 3 July 1946. LST-937 earned one battle star for World War II service.

LST-938

LST - 938 was laid down an 14 July 1944 at Hingham, Mass., by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc.; launched on 15 August 1944; and commissioned on 9 September 1944, Ens. W. H. Limes in command. During World War II, LST-938 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the Mindanao Island landings in March and April 1945 and the Balikpapan operation in June and July 1945. Followingthe war, she performed occupation duty in the Far East and saw service in China until mid-May 1946. After serving as a Naval Reserve training ship, LST-938 was decommissioned in December 1949 and assigned to the Atlantic Reserve Fleet. Recommissioned on 14 December 1951, she served as a Marine Corps training ship and was redesignated Maricopa County (LST-938) (q.v.) after a county in Arizona. She was decommissioned again on 29 February 1956. Maricopa County was struck from the Navy list on 1 June 1962 and transferred to the Vietnamese Navy on 12 July that same year where she served as Da Nang (HQ-501). LST-938 earned two battle stars for World War II service.

LST-939

LST - 939 was laid down on 21 July 1944 at Hingham, Mass., by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc.; launched on 23 August 1944; sponsored by Mrs. William Lovett; and commissioned on 14 September 1944. During World War II, LST-939 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 mid-March 1946. Upon her return to the United States, she was decommissioned on 22 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-939 earned one battle star for World War 11 service.

LST - 940

LST - 940 was laid down on 25 July 1944 at Hingham, Mass., by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc.; launched on 26 August 1944; and commissioned on 20 September 1944. During World War II, LST-940 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, she performed occupation duty in the Far East and saw service in China until early April 1946. Upon her return to the United States, she was decommissioned on 13 July 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 28 August that same year. On 13 June 1948, the ship was sold to the Walter W. Johnson Co. for scrapping. LST-940 earned two battle stars for World War II service.

LST- 941

LST-941 was laid down on 28 July 1944 at Hingham, Mass., by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc.; launched on 30 August 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Roland Gariepy; and commissioned on 22 September 1944. During World War II, LST-941 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the Palawan Island landings in March 1945 and the Visayan Islands landings in March and April 1945. Following the war, she performed occupation duty in the Far East until early October 1945. The ship returned to the United States and was decommissioned on I May 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 3 July that same year. On 28 March 1947, she was sold to Francis R. Stolz for operation. LST-941 earned one battle star for World War II service.

LST - 942

LST - 942 was laid down on 1 August 1944 at Hingham, Mass., by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc.; launched on 6 September 1944; and commissioned on 26 September 1944. During World War II, LST-942 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the Visayan Islands landings in April 1945. Following the war, she performed occupation duty in the Far East until midFebruary 1946. LST-942 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 10 June 1948, the ship was sold to the Humble Oil & Refining Co., of Houston, Tex., for operation. LST-942 earned one battle star for World War 11 service.

LST - 943

LST - 943 was laid down on 8 August 1944 at Hingham, Mass., by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc.; launched on 9 September 1944; sponsored by Miss Margaret Clarke; and commissioned on 30 September 1944. During World War II, LST-943 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, she performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid-April 1946. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 16 July 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 25 September that same year. On 4 November 1947, the ship was sold to the Moore Drydock Co., of Oakland, Calif., for scrapping. LST-943 earned two battle stars for World War II service.

LST-944

LST - 944 was laid down on 11 August 1944 at Hingham, Mass., by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc.; launched on 13 September 1944; and commissioned on 4 October 1944. During World War 11, LST-944 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 19 December 1945 and struck from the Navy list on 8 January 1946. On 26 September 1947, the ship was sold to the Boston Metals Co., of Baltimore, Md., for scrapping. LST-944 earned two battle stars for World War II service.

LST-945

LST - 945 was laid down on 11 August 1944 at Hingham, Mass., by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc.; launched on 16 September 1944; and commissioned on 9 October 1944. During World War II, LST-945 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 saw service in China until early 1946. The ship returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 16 April 1946 and transferred to the Maritime Administration for disposition on 29 May that same year. She was struck from the Navy list on 19 July 1946. LST-945 earned one battle star for World War II service.

LST-946

LST - 946 was laid down on 15 August 1944 at Hingham, Mass., by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc.; launched on 20 September 1944; sponsored by Miss Nancy Ruth Kerr; and commissioned on 12 October 1944, Ens. D. A. Schlarbaum in command. During World War 11, LST-946 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, she performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid-February 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 25 May 1948, the ship was sold to the California Co. for operation. LST-946 earned one battle star for World War II service.

LST-947

LST - 947 was laid down on IS August 1944 at Hingham, Mass., by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc.; launched on 23 September 1944; and commissioned on 15 October 1944, Lt. Rudolph Siemsson in command. During World War 11, LST-947 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 July 1946. She was decommissioned on 16 August 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 15 October that same year. The ship was sold to Bosey, Philippines, on 5 December 1947. LST-947 earned one battle star for World War II service.

LST-948

LST - 948 was redesignated ARI-16 and named Myrmidon (q.v.) on 14 August 1944.

LST - 949

LST - 949 was laid down on 29 August 1944 at Hingham, Mass., by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc.; launched on 30 September 1944; and commissioned on 23 October 1944, Lt. Thomas J. Twohig, USNR, in command. During World War II, LST-949 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto from April through June 1945. On 15 September 1945, she was redesignated LSTH-949 and performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid-April 1946. The ship returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 18 July 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 25 September that same year. On 30 June 1948, she was sold to the Humble Oil & Refining Co., of Houston, Tex., for operation. LST-949 earned one battle star for World War II service.

LST - 950

LST - 950 was laid down on 1 September 1944 at Hingham, Mass., by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc.; launched on 4 October 1944; sponsored by Mrs. C. C. Recca; and commissioned on 27 October 1944. During World War 11, LST-950 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto from April through June 1945. On 15 September 1945, she was redesignated LSTH- 950 and performed occupation duty in the Far East until early November 1945. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 23 September 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 10 June 1947. On 8 March 1948, the ship was sold to the Ships Power & Equipment Corp., of Barber, N.J., for scrapping. LST-950 earned one battle star for World War II service.

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