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LST-673

 

LST-673 was laid down on 6 April 1944 at Ambridge, Pa., by the American Bridge Co.; launched on 22 May 1944; sponsored by Mrs. J. T. Ellis; and commissioned on 9 June 1944.

 

During World War II, LST-673 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following operations:

 

Leyte landings—October through November 1944

Mindoro landings—December 1944

Lingayen Gulf landings—January 1945

Mindanao Island landings—April 1945

Balikpapan operation—June through July 1945

 

Following the war, LST-673 performed occupation duty in the Far East until early March 1946.  She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 10 July 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 15 August that same year. On 27 October 1947, the ship was sold to the Moore Dry Dock Co. for scrapping.

 

LST-673 earned four battle stars for World War II service.