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LST-205

 

LST-205 was laid down on 5 August 1942 at Seneca, III., by the Chicago Bridge & Iron Co.; launched on 13 April 1943; sponsored by Mrs. Doris DeHaven; and commissioned on 15 May 1943.

 

During World War II, LST-205 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following operations:

 

Gilbert Islands operation—November and December 1943

Biak Island operation—June 1944

Capture and occupation of Saipan—June and July 1944

 

Leyte landings—October and November 1944 Following the war, LST-205 was redesignated LSTH-205 on 15 September 1945. She performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid-December 1945.

 

Upon her return to the United States, the ship was decommissioned on 2 April 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 5 June 1946. On 4 June 1948, she was sold to Hughes Bros., Inc., of New York City, N.Y., for scrapping.

 

LSTH-205 earned four battle stars for World War II service as LST-205.