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LST-782

 

LST-782 was laid down on 11 June 1944 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp.; launched on 22 July 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Elizabeth R. Miser; and commissioned on 22 August 1944.

 

During World War II, LST-782 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following operations:

 

Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima—February 1945

Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto—April 1945

 

Following the war, LST-782 performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid-November 1945. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 14 May 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 5 June that same year. On 26 September 1947, the ship was sold to the Boston Metals Co., Baltimore, Md., for scrapping.

 

LST-782 earned two battle stars for World War II service.