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LST 23 - 29

LST-23

LST-23 was laid down on 27 October 1942 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp.; launched on 13 March 1942; sponsored by Mrs. Mary H. Miller; and commissioned on 22 May 1943.

During World War 11, LST-23 served in the AsiaticPacific theater and took part in the following operations:

Gilbert Islands operation-November and December 1943

Marshall Islands operation:

(a) Occupation of Kwajalein and Majuro Atolls- February 1944

Marianas operation:

(b) Capture and occupation of Saipan-June and July 1944

Tinian capture and occupation-July 1944

Western Caroline Islands operation:

(a) Capture and occupation of southern Palau Islands-September and October 1944

Lingayen landings on Luzon-January 1945

On 15 September 1945, she was redesignated LSTH. Immediately after the war, LSTH-23 performed occupation duty in the Far East until early December 1945. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 24 May 1946. She was struck from the Navy list on 3 July 1946 and was sold to the Kaiser Co., Inc., Seattle, Wash., on 6 April 1948 for scrapping.

LSTH-23 earned six battle stars for World War II service as LST-23.

LST-24

LST-24 was laid down on 19 November 1942 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp.; launched on 17 April 1943; sponsored by Mrs. Marguerite E. Davis; and commissioned on 14 June 1943.

During World War II, LST-24 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the following operations:

Marianas operation:

(a) Capture and occupation of Guam-August 1944

Western New Guinea operation:

(a) Morotai landings-September 1944

Leyte landings-October and November 1944

Okinawa Gunto operation:

(a) Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto - March and June 1945

LST-24 was decommissioned on 26 February 1946 and was struck from the Navy list on 5 June 1946. On 23 December 1947, she was sold to the Humble Oil & Refining Co., of Houston, Tex., and was converted for merchant service.

LST-24 earned five battle stars for World War II service.

LST-25

LST-25 was laid down on 12 October 1942 at Wilmington, Del., by the Dravo Corp.; launched on 9 March 1943; sponsored by Miss Dolly Hemphill; and commissioned on 3 May 1943, Lt. J. B. Holmes, USCG, in command.

During World War II, LST-25 served in the European and Asiatic-Pacific theaters and participated in the following operations:

Invasion of Normandy-June 1944

Okinawa Gunto operation:

(a) Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto - May 1945

Navy Occupation Service, Asia-September and

October 1945 and March 1946

China Service-October 1945 and March 1946

LST-25 was decommissioned on 2 August 1946 and was struck from the Navy list on 8 October 1946. On 31 March 1948, she was sold to the Kaiser Co., Inc., Seattle, Wash., for scrapping.

LST-25 earned two battle stars for World War II service.

LST-26

LST-26 was laid down on 16 November 1942 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp.; launched on 31 March 1943; sponsored by Mrs. Mathilda B. Coulter; and commissioned on 7 June 1943.

During World War II, LST-26 served in the AsiaticPacific theater and took part in the following operations:

Bismarck Archipelago operation:

(a) Cape Gloucester, New Britain-December 1943 and January 1944

Hollandia operation-April and May 1944 Western New Guinea operations:

(a) Toem-Wakde-Sarmi area operation-May 1944

(b) Biak Island operation-May and June 1944

(e) Noemfoor Island operation-July 1944

(d) Cape Sansapor operation-July and August 1944

(e) Morotai landings-September 1944

Leyte landings-October and November 1944 Consolidation of the southern Philippines:

(a) Mindanao Island landings-March 1945

She saw service in China from 3 to 10 October 1945.

Following the war, LST-26 performed occupation duty in the Far East until early November 1945. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on I April 1946. She was struck from the Navy list on 8 May 1946 and was sold to Arctic Circle Exploration, Seattle, Wash., on 17 June 1946 to be converted for merchant service.

LST-26 earned five battle star for World War II service.

LST-27

LST-27 was laid down on 10 December 1942 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp.; launched on 27 April 1943; sponsored by Mrs. R. R. Creed; and commissioned on 25 June 1943.

During World War II, LST-27 was assigned to the European theater and participated in the following operations:

Convoy UGS-36-April 1944 Invasion of Normandy-June,1944

LST-27 was decommissioned on 9 November 1945 and was struck from the Navy list on 28 November 1945. On 15 December 1947, she was sold to the Rhode Island Navigation Co., of Newport, R.I., for scrapping.

LST-27 earned two battle stars for World War II service.

LST-28

LST-28 was laid down on 8 December 1942 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp.; launched on 19 April 1943; sponsored by Mrs. Michael Torick; and commissioned on 19 June 1943.

During World War 11, LST-28 was assigned to the European theater and participated in t~e following operations:

Convoy UGS-36-April 1944 Invasion of Normandy-June 1944

LST-28 was decommissioned on 16 August 1946 and was struck from the Navy list on 29 October 1946. On 19 May 1948, she was sold to George H. Nutman, of Brooklyn, N.Y., for scrapping.

LST-28 earned two battle stars for World War II service.

LST-29

LST-29 was laid down on 8 January 1943 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp.; launched on 17 May 1943; sponsored by Mrs. C. F. Lockton; and commissioned on 10 July 1943. '

During World War II, LST-29 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the following operations:

Gilbert Islands operation-November and December 1943

Marshall Islands operation:

(a) Occupation of Kwajalein and Majuro Atolls- January and February 1944

(b) Occupation of Eniwetok Atoll-February and March 1944

Marianas operation:

(a) Capture and occupation of Guam-July and August 1944

Okinawa Gunto operation:

(a) Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto -May 1945

LST-29 was decommissioned on 11 March 1946 and was struck from the Navy list on 8 May 1946. On 17 June 1946, she was sold to the Foss Launch & Tug Co., of Seattle, Wash.

LST-29 earned four battle stars for World War Il service.

 

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