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LST-30

LST-30 was laid down on 12 January 1943 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp.; launched on 3 May 1943; sponsored by Mrs. C. B. Jansen; and commissioned on 3 July 1943.

During World War II, LST-30 was assigned to the European theater and participated in the following operation:

Invasion of Normandy-June 1944

LST-30 was decommissioned on 6 March 1946 and was struck from the Navy list on 8 May 1946. On 2 April 1947, she was sold to W. Horace Williams Co., of New Orleans, La., and was converted for merchant service.

LST-30 earned one battle star for World War II service.

LST-31

LST-81 was laid down on 2 February 1943 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp.; launched on 5 June 1943; sponsored by Mrs. Maurice Endres; and commissioned on 21 July 1943.

During World War 11, LST-31 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- January and February 1944

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

Marianas operation:

(a) Capture and occupation of Saipan-June through August 1944

Tinian capture and occupation-July and August 1944

Okinawa Gunto operation:

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

Immediately following the war, LST-31 performed occupation duty in the Far East until early January 1946. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 8 January 1946. On 1 July 1955, LST-31 was named Addison County after a county in Vermont. Her name was struck from the Navy list on 11 August 1955, and she was sunk as a target.

Addison County earned five battle stars for World War II service as LST-31.

LST-32

LST-32 was laid down on 17 February 1943 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp.; launched on 22 May 1943; sponsored by Miss Dorothy M. Manko; and commissioned on 12 July 1943, Lt. Gardner P. Mulloy in command.

During World War 11, LST-32 was assigned to the European theater and participated in the following operations:

Convoy UGS-36-April 1944

Invasion of southern France-August and September 1944

LST-32 was decommissioned in July 1946. She was recommissioned on 7 March 1951. On 1 July 1955 , LST

82 was assigned the name Alameda County after a county in California. She was reclassified Alameda County (AVB-1) on 28 August 1957, was decommissioned on 25 June 1962, and was struck from the Navy list that same month. On 20 November 1962, she was transferred to the Italian Navy.

Alameda County earned two battle stars for World War II service as LST-32.

LST-33

LST-33 was laid down on 23 February 1943 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp.; launched on 21 June 1943; sponsored by Mrs. Paul J. Walsh; commis

sioned on 4 August 1943; and transferred to the Greek Navy on 18 August 1943, with which she served through the remainder of World War II. She was sold to the government of Greece in January 1947 and served there as Samos (L- 179). She was struck from the Navy list on 23 June 1947.

LST-34

LST-34 was laid down on 15 March 1943 at Pittsburgh,, Pa., by the Dravo Corp.; launched on 15 June 1943; sponsored by Mrs. Verne C. Cobb; and commissioned on 26 July 1943.

During World War II, LST-34 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- January and February 1944

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

Marianas operation:

(a) Capture and occupation of Saipan-June 1944

Leyte landings-October and November 1944

Lingayen landings on Luzon-January 1945

Okinawa Gunto operation:

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

Following the war, LST-34 performed occupation duty in the Far East from March to November 1946. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 15 November 1946 and transferred to Military Government, Ryukyus. Her name was struck from the Navy list on 23 December 1947. She ran aground in the Far East in January 1949, and her hulk was abandoned.

LST-34 earned six battle stars for World War 11 serviee.

LST-35

LST-35 was laid down on 20 March 1943 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp.; launched on 30 June 1943; sponsored by Mrs. Samuel G. Cooper; and transferred to the government of Greece on 18 August 1943 with which she served through the remainder of World War II. She was sold to the government of Greece in January 1947 and served there as Chios (L-195). Her name was struck from the Navy list on 23 June 1947.

LST-36

LST-36 was laid down on 21 April 1943 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp.; launched on 10 July 1943; sponsored by Mrs. Franklin Keen; and transferred to the government of Greece on 23 August 1943 with which she served through the remainder of World War II. She was sold to the government of Greece in January 1947 and served there as Lemnos (L-158). Her name was struck from the Navy list on 23 June 1947.

LST-37

LST-37 was laid down on 1 April 1943 at Pittsbu rgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp.; launched on 5 July 1943; sponsored by Mrs. Jack Domb; and transferred to the government of Greece on 18 August 1943. She ran aground off Bizerte, Tunisia, on 1 June 1944, and sank. Her name was struck from the Navy list on 12 August 1948.

LST-38

LST-38 was laid down on 14 April 1943 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp.; launched on 27 July 19.43 sponsored by Miss Bertha Karpinski; and commissioned on 3 September 1943.

During World War II, LST-38 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the following operations:

Marshall Islands operation:

(a) Occupation of Kwajalein and Majuro Atolls- January and February 1,944

Bismarck Archipelago operation,

(a) Admiralty Islands landings March and April 1944

Hollandia operation-April 1944

Marianas operation:

(a) Capture and occupation of Guam-July 1944

Following the war, LST-38 was redesignated LSTH38 on 15 September 1945. She performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid-November 1945.

Upon her return to the United States, the ship was decommissioned on 26 March 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 1 May 1946. On 5 December 1947, she was sold to the Ships and Power Equipment Co., of Barber, N.J., and subsequently scrapped.

LSTH-38 earned four battle stars for World War II service as LST-38.

LST-39

LST-39 was laid down on 23 April 1943 by the Dravo Corp. at Pittsburgh, Pa.; launched on 29 July 1943; .sponsored by Mrs. L. A. Mertz; and commissioned on 8 September 1943. She was assigned to the Pacific area during World War II but saw no combat action. She sank in the summer of 1944, and she was struck from the Navy list on 18 July 1944. She was later refloated, converted to a spare parts issue barge, and redesignated YF-1079. She served the Navy in that capacity until sometime between July 1945 and January 1946, by which time YF-1079 disappeared from the Navy list.

 

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