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LST-702

 

LST-702 was laid down on 15 April 1944 at Jeffersonville, Ind., by the Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Co.; launched on 22 May 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Anne D. Wyatt; and commissioned on 19 June 1944.

 

During World War II, LST-702 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto in May and June 1945. Following the war, she performed occupation duty in the Far East and saw service in China until mid-April 1946. The ship returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 5 July 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 15 August that same year. On 23 October 1947, the tank landing ship was sold to Consolidated Builders, Inc., Seattle, Wash., for scrapping.

 

LST-702 earned one battle star for World War II service.