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LST-799

 

LST-799 was laid down on 25 August 1944 at Jeffersonville, Ind., by the Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Co.; launched on 3 October 1944; sponsored by Miss Mary R. Whalen; and commissioned on 28 October 1944, Lt. Daniel C. Millett, USNR, in command.

 

During World War II, LST-799 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto in April 1945. The ship was decommissioned and transferred to the United States Army on 6 May 1946. LST-799 was returned to the United States Navy and recommissioned on 26 August 1950. She performed extensive service during the Korean War. On 1 July 1955, she was redesignated Greer County (LST-799) (q.v.) after a county in Oklahoma and assigned to the U.S. Pacific Fleet until she was struck from the Navy list on 1 November 1960 and sold for scrapping.

 

LST-799 earned one battle star for World War II service and the Navy Unit Commendation, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation, and nine battle stars for the Korean War.