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LST-641

 

LST-641 was laid down on 1 June 1944 at Seneca, III., by the Chicago Bridge & Iron Co.; launched on 4 September 1944; and commissioned on 22 September 1944.

 

During World War II, LST-641 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 through June 1945. She performed occupation duty in the Far East and saw service in China until mid-June 1946. The ship was decommissioned on 13 June 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 19 July that same year.

 

LST-641 earned two battle stars for World War II service.