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LST-662

 

LST-662 was laid down on 14 January 1944 at Ambridge, Pa., by the American Bridge Co.; launched on 5 April 1944; sponsored by Miss Louise Leahy; and commissioned on 2 May 1944.

 

During World War II, LST-662 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following operations:

 

Capture and occupation of southern Palau Islands—September and October 1944 Zambales-Subic Bay—January 1945

Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto—April 1945

 

Following the war, LST-662 was decommissioned oiv 19 December 1945 and struck from the Navy list on 8 January 1946. On 25 June 1946, the ship was sold to Arctic Circle Exploration, Inc., of Seattle, Wash.

 

LST-662 earned three battle stars for World War II service.