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LST-719

 

LST-719 was laid down on 24 June 1944 at Jeffersonville, Ind., by the Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Co.; launched on 8 August 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Mary L. Mattingly; and commissioned on 31 August 1944, Lt. J. H. Ingram in command.

 

During World War II, LST-719 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following operations:

 

Palawan Island landings—March 1945

Mindanao Island landings—April and May 1945

 

Following the war, LST-719 performed occupation duty in the Far East and saw service in China until mid-February 1946. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 12 July 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 14 March 1947. On 4 November 1947, the ship was sold to the Moore Drydock Co., of Oakland, Calif., and subsequently scrapped.

 

LST-719 earned one battle star for World War II service.