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LST-672

 

LST-672 was laid down on 3 April 1944 at Ambridge, Pa., by the American Bridge Co.; launched on 14 May 1944; sponsored by Mrs. F. K. McDaniel; and commissioned on 5 June 1944.

 

During World War II, LST-672 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following operations:

 

Leyte landings—October 1944

Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto—April through June 1945

 

Following the war, LST-672 performed occupation duty in the Far East until April 1946. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 26 June 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 31 July that same year. On 2 January 1947, the ship was sold to the Suwannee Fruit & Steam Ship Corp., of Jackonville, Fla.

 

LST-672 earned two battle stars for World War II service.