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LST-158

 

LST-158 was laid down on 11 July 1942 at Evans-ville, Ind., by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co.; launched on 16 November 1942; sponsored by Mrs. H. S. Tullock; and commissioned on 10 February 1943. During World War II, LST-158 served in the European theater and participated in the following operations :

 

Sicilian occupation—July 1943

North African occupation:

(a) Tunisian operations—May, June and July 1943

 

She was sunk off Licata, Sicily, on 11 July 1943 as a result of enemy aircraft action and was struck from the Navy list on 28 July 1943.

 

LST-158 earned two battle stars for World War II service.