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LST-227

 

LST-227 was laid down on 10 May 1943 at Seneca, III., by the Chicago Bridge & Iron Co.; launched on 21 September 1943; sponsored by Mrs. C. B. Hellerson; and commissioned on 16 October 1943.

 

During World War II, LST-227 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following operations:

 

Occupation of Kwajalein and Majuro Atolls—February 1944

Hollandia operation—April 1944

Capture and occupation of Guam-—July 1944

Capture and occupation of southern Palau Islands—September and October 1944

Lingayen Gulf landing—January 1945

Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto—April and May 1945

 

Following the war, LST-227 performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid-January 1946. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 22 January 1946. She served with the Shipping Control Authority, Japan, from 23 January 1946 to 6 June 1950. On 27 March 1955, she was transferred to Korea as a loan where she served as Duk Bong (LST-808) into the mid 1970's.

 

LST-227 earned six battle stars for World War II service.