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LST-735

 

LST-735 was laid down on 30 January 1944 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp., Neville Island; launched on 11 March 1944; sponsored by Mrs. G. W. Fearnside; and commissioned on 26 April 1944, Lt. Theodore F. Aldous in command.

 

During World War II, LST-735 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following operations:

 

Capture and occupation of Saipan—August 1944

Lingayen Gulf landing—January 1945

Zambales-Subic Bay—January 1945

Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto—March through June 1945

 

LST-735 was decommissioned in March 1946 and reactivated on 3 November 1950 when she performed service during the Korean War and after with Commander Mine Forces, Pacific.

 

LST-735 earned four battle stars for World War II service and three for Korean service