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LST-498

 

LST-498 was laid down on 31 August 1943 at Evansville, Ind., by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co.; launched on 1 November 1943; sponsored by Mrs. Raymond M. Wall; and commissioned on 6 January 1944.

 

During World War II, LST-498 was assigned to the European theater and participated in the invasion of Normandy in June 1944. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 8 November 1945 and struck from the Navy list on 28 November that same year. On 21 November 1947, the ship was sold to the Washburn Wire Co., of Philipsdale, R.I., and subsequently scrapped.

 

LST-498 earned one battle star for World War II service.