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LST-574

 

LST-574 was laid down on 16 April 1944 at Evansville, Ind., by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co.; launched on 5 June 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Earl Koester; and commissioned on 26 June 1944, Lt. (jg.) Francis Canny, USNR, in command.

 

During World War II, LST-574 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following operations:

 

Leyte landings—November 1944

Lingayen Gulf landings—January 1945

Mindanao Island landings—March 1945

 

Following the war, LST-574 performed occupation duty in the Far East and saw service in China until mid-May 1946.  She was decommissioned on  17 June 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 3 July that same year. On 5 November 1947, the ship was sold to Bosey, Philippines.

 

LST-574 earned three battle stars for World War II service.