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LST-167

 

LST-167 was laid down on 19 September 1942 at Evansville, Ind., by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co.; launched on 25 February 1943; sponsored by Mrs. Harry J. Trainor; and commissioned on 27 April 1943, Lt. Edward C. Simons, USCG, in command.

 

During World War II, LST-167 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the occupation of Vella Lavella in September 1943. She was severely damaged by a Japanese air attack at Vella Lavella, Solomon Islands, on 25 September 1943. Declared beyond economical repair, the ship was struck from the Navy list on 6 December 1943.

 

LST-167 earned one award of the Navy Unit Commendation and one battle star for World War II service.