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LST-834

 

LST-834 was laid down on 2 September 1944 at Ambridge Pa., by the American Bridge Co.; launched on 20 October 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Harold Oberg; and commissioned on 10 November 1944, Lt. R. J. Bentley, USNR, in command.

 

During World War II, LST-834 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto in April 1945. Following the war, she performed occupation duty in the Far East and saw service in China until early June 1946. The ship returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 12 September 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 8 October that same year. On 13 December 1947, she was sold to Kaiser Co., Inc., Seattle, Wash., for scrapping.

 

LST-834 earned one battle star for World War II