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LST-807

 

LST-807 was laid down on 29 July 1944 at Evansville, Ind., by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co.; launched on 11 September 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Barney C. King; and commissioned on 3 October 1944, Lt. J. D. Holder, USNR, in command.

 

During World War II, LST-807 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the assault and occupation of Iwo Jima in February 1945 and the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto in May and June 1945. Following the war, LST-807 performed occupation duty in the Far East and saw service in China until mid-May 1946. She was decommissioned on 27 May 1946 and transferred to the State Department for disposition. The ship was struck from the Navy list on 3 July 1946.

 

LST-807 earned two battle stars for World War II service.