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LST-698

 

LST-698 was laid down on 14 March 1944 at Jeffersonville, Ind., by the Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Co.; launched on 5 May 1944; and commissioned on 3 June 1944.

 

During World War II, LST-698 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the Leyte landings in October 1944 and the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto in April 1945. She was decommissioned on 26 November 1945 and struck from the Navy list on 5 December that same year. On 25 June 1946, the ship was sold to Arctic Circle Exploration, Inc., of Seattle, Wash.

 

LST-698 earned two battle stars for World War II service.