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LST-587

 

LST-587 was laid down on 2 June 1944 at Evansville, Ind., by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co.; launched on 19 July 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Charles F. Greever; and commissioned on 18 August 1944.

 

During World War II, LST-587 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the assault and occupation of Iwo Jima in February 1945 and the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto from April to June 1945. Following the war, LST-587 performed occupation duty and saw service in China until early February 1946.

 

On 31 March 1952, the ship was transferred to the Military Sea Transportation Service where she served as USNS LST-587 until struck on 1 June 1972. LST-587 was sold to S. S. Zee, Taipei, Taiwan, on 17 September 1973 for scrapping.

 

LST-587 earned two battle stars for World War II.service.