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LST-631

 

LST-631 was laid down on 19 April 1944 at Seneca, III., by the Chicago Bridge & Iron Co.; launched on 18 July 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Theresa Colmone; and commissioned on 9 August 1944.

 

During World War II, LST-631 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following operations:

 

Lingayen Gulf landing—January 1945

Zambales-Subic Bay—January 1945

Mindanao Island landings—March and April 1945

 

Following the war, LST-631 performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid-December 1945. She was decommissioned on 24 May 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 3 July that same year. On 15 April 1948, the ship was sold to Kaiser Co., Inc., Seattle, Wash., and subsequently scrapped.

 

LST-631 earned three battle stars for World War II service.