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LST-572

 

LST-572 was laid down on 15 April 1944 at Evansville, Ind., by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co.; launched on 29 May 1944; sponsored by Mrs. B. B. Dumville; and commissioned on 19 June 1944, Lt. James N. Kincanon in command.

 

During World War II, LST-572 was assigned-to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto in May and June 1945. Following the war, she performed occupation duty in the Far East until early March 1946.

 

LST-572 was decommissioned on 8 March 1946 and transferred to the Military Sea Transportation Service on 31 March 1952 where she operated as USNS LST-572. The ship was struck from the Navy list on 15 June 1973 and sold on 19 November that same year to Yi Ho Enterprise Corp.

 

LST-572 earned one battle star for World War II service.