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LST-452

 

LST-452 was laid down on 20 July 1942 at Vancouver, Wash., by Kaiser, Inc.; launched on 10 October 1942; and commissioned on 16 January 1943.

 

During World War II, LST-452 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following operations :

 

Eastern New Guinea operation:

(a) Lae occupation—September 1943

(b) Finschhafen occupation—September 1943

(c) Saidor occupation—January 1944

Bismarck Archipelago operation:

(a) Cape Gloucester, New Britain—December1943 through February 1944

(b) Admiralty Islands landings—March 1944

Hollandia operation—April through May 1944

Western New Guinea operations:

(a) Biak Islands operation—May and June 1944

(b) Cape Sansapor operation—July and August 1944

(c) Morotai landing—September 1944

Leyte landings—October 1944

Lingayen Gulf landing—January 1945

Balikpapan operation—June and July 1945

 

Following the war, LST-452 saw service in China until mid-May 1946. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 12 June 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 3 July that same year. On 5 December 1947, the ship was sold to Bosey, Philippines.

 

LST-452 earned seven battle stars and the Navy Unit Commendation for World War II service.