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LST-657

 

LST-657 was laid down on 16 December 1943 at Ambridge, Pa., by the American Bridge Co.; launched on 25 February 1944; sponsored by Mrs. E. T. Owens; and commissioned on 10 April 1944, Lt. Eugene L. Berenbach, USNR, in command.

 

Following World War II, LST-657 performed occupation duty in the Far East and saw service in China until mid-February 1946. She was transferred to the Military Sea Transportation Service on 31 March 1952 where she served as USNS LST-657 until struck from the Navy list on 1 May 1961.