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LST-577

 

LST-577 was laid down on 3 May 1944 at Evansville, Ind., by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co.; launched on 16 June 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Christopher Roeder; and commissioned on 10 July 1944, Lt. Carl H. Stahl in command.

 

During World War II, LST-577 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the Leyte landings in November 1944 and the Lingayen Gulf landing in January 1945. She was sunk by a Japanese submarine-launched torpedo off the Philippines on 11 February 1945. The tank landing ship was struck from the Navy list on 30 March 1945.

 

LST-577 earned two battle stars for World War II service.