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LST-457

 

LST-457 was laid down on 3 August 1942 at Vancouver, Wash., by Kaiser, Inc.; launched on 23 October 1942; and commissioned on 6 February 1943, Lt. John R. Riley, USNR, in command.

 

During World War II, LST-457 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following operations:

 

Eastern New Guinea operation:

(a) Lae occupation—September 1943

(b) Saidor occupation—January and February 1944

Bismarck Archipelago operations:

(a) Cape Gloucester, New Britain—December 1943, January and February 1944

(b) Admiralty Islands landings—March 1944

Hollandia operation—April 1944

Western New Guinea operation:

(a) Toem-Wakde-Sarmi area operation—May 1944

(b) Biak Island operation—May and June 1944

(c) Noemfoor Island operation—July 1944

(d) Mprotai landings—September 1944

Leyte landings—November 1944

Visayan Island landings—March and April 1945

Balikpapan operation—June and July 1945

 

Following the war, LST-457 performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid-October 1945. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 15 March 1946. The ship was struck from the Navy list on 29 September 1947. On 20 April 1948, she was sold to the Bethlehem Steel Co., of Bethlehem, Pa., and subsequently scrapped.

 

LST-457 earned seven battle stars for World War II service.