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LST-240

 

LST-240 was laid down on 7 March 1943 at Evansville, Ind., by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co.; launched on 25 June 1943; sponsored by Mrs. S. D. Bechtel; and commissioned on 27 July 1943, Lt. John K. Alges in command.

 

During World War II, LST-240 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following operations:

 

Marshall Islands operations:

(a).Occupation of Kwajalein and Majuro AtollsóJanuary and February 1944

(b) Occupation of Eniwetok AtollóFebruary and March 1944

Capture and occupation of SaipanóJune and July 1944

 

LST-240 was decommissioned on 3 May 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 23 June 1947. On 1 June 1948, she was sold to the Sun Shipbuilding & Drydock Co., of Chester, Pa., for scrapping.

 

LST-240 earned two battle stars for World War II service.