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LST-69

 

LST-69 was laid down on 7 September 1942 at Jeffersonville, Ind., by the Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Co.;

 

launched on 20 February 1943; sponsored by Mrs. S. F. Crum; and commissioned on 20 May 1943. She was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater during World War II and participated in the Gilbert Islands operation in November and December 1943. She sank on 21 May 1944 as a result of fire and accidental explosion at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Her name was struck from the Navy list on 18 July 1944.

 

LST-69 earned one battle star for World War II service.