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LST-79

 

LST-79 was laid down on 28 February 1943 at Jeffersonville, Ind., by the Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Co.; launched on 8 May 1943; sponsored by Miss Virginia Lee Hughes; and commissioned on 7 July 1943. The tank landing ship never saw active service with the United States Navy. She was transferred to the United Kingdom on 17 July 1943 and was lost on 30 September 1943. On 11 October 1943, she was struck from the Navy list.