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LST-749

 

LST-749 was laid down on 10 April 1944 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp., Neville Island; launched on 20 May 1944; sponsored by Mrs. George W. Scott; and commissioned on 23 June 1944, Lt. Ralph B. Flynn in command.

 

During World War II, LST-749 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the Leyte landings in October and November 1944. She was sunk by a Japanese aerial attack off the Philippines on 21 December 1944. The ship was struck from the Navy list on 19 January 1945.

 

LST-749 earned one battle star for World War II service.