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LST-797

 

LST-797 was laid down on 21 August 1944 at Jeffer-sonville, Ind., by the Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Co.;

 

launched on 22 September 1944; and commissioned on 20 October 1944.

 

During World War II, LST-797 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto in March and April 1945. Following the war, LST-797 performed occupation duty in the Far East and saw service in China until early May 1946. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 28 June 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 31 July that same year. On 12 December 1947, the ship was sold to Consolidated Builders, Inc., of Morris Heights, N.Y., for scrapping.

 

LST-797 earned one battle star for World War II service.