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LST - 80 - 84

LST-80

LST-80 was laid down on 16 March 1943 at Jeffersonville, Ind., by the Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Co.;

launched on 18 May 1943; sponsored by Miss Jane G. Bonnie; and commissioned on 12 July 1943. The tank landing ship never saw active service with the United States Navy. She was transferred to the United Kingdom on 19 July 1943 and was lost in Royal Navy service in March 1945. On 11 July 1945, she was struck from the Navy list.

LST-81

LST-81 was laid down on 8 March 1943 at Jeffersonville, Ind., by the Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Co.; launched on 28 May 1943; sponsored by Miss Bettie Meador; and commissioned on 21 July 1943. She was decommissioned on 19 July 1943 and redesignated ARL-5 on 20 July 1943. On 29 July 1943, she was transferred to the United Kingdom and served the Royal Navy as LSE-1 until 21 May 1946 when she was returned to the United States. She was struck from the Navy list on 29 October 1946. On 20 August 1947, LST- 81 was sold to Argentina and served that government as Ingeniero Iribas (Q-21). She was sold by the Argentine Navy in 1967.

LST-82

LST-82 was laid down on 25 March 1943 at Jeffersonville, Ind., by the Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Co.; launched on 9 June 1943; sponsored by Mrs. G. D. Kellogg; redesignated ARL-6 on 20 July 1943; and commissioned on 26 July 1943. On 2 August 1943, she was decommissioned and transferred to the United Kingdom as LSE-2. The tank landing ship never saw active service with the United States Navy. She was returned by the United Kingdom on 21 May 1946, and she was struck from the Navy list on 29 October 1946. On 20 August 1947, she was sold to Argentina as Ingeniero Gadda (Q-22) and served that government until she was decommissioned on 25 August 1960. She was sold by the Argentine Navy in 1967.

LST-83

LST-83 was redesignated ARL-4 and named Adonis (q.v.) on 26 August 1943.

LST-84

LST-84 was laid down on 13 April 1943 at Jeffersonville, Ind., by the Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Co.; launched on 26 June 1943; sponsored by Mrs. W. Raymond Brendel; and commissioned on 14 August 1943.

During World War II, LST- 84 was assigned to the Asiatic- Pacific theater and participated in the following operations:

Gilbert Islands operation:

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

Marianas operation:

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

Tinian capture and occupation-July 1944

Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima-February and March 1945

Following the war, LST-84 was redesignated LSTH-84 on 15 September 1945. She performed occupation duty in the Far East until early March 1946.

Upon her return to the United States, the ship was decommissioned on 2 March 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 31 October 1947. On 20 April 1948, she was sold to the Bethlehem Steel Co., of Seattle, Wash., and subsequently scrapped.

LSTH-84 earned five battle stars for World War II service as LST-84.

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