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LST-714

 

LST-714 was laid down on 12 June 1944 at Jeffersonville, Ind., by the Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Co.; launched on 15 July 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Katherine C. Rowe; and commissioned on 11 August 1944, Lt. H. Van Voast, USNR, in command.

 

During World War II, LST-714 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following operations:

 

Leyte landings—November 1944

Lingayen Gulf landing—January 1945

Zambales-Subic Bay—January 1945

Balikpapan operation—June and July 1945

 

Following the war, LST-714 performed occupation duty in the Far East and saw service in China until early May 1946. She was decommissioned and transferred to the State Department on 10 May 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 19 June that same year.

 

LST-714 earned four battle stars for World War II service.