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LST-835

 

LST-835 was laid down on 6 September 1944 at Ambridge, Pa., by the American Bridge Co.; launched on 25 October 1944; sponsored by Mrs. I. Raphael; and commissioned on 20 November 1944, Lt. William H. McHenry in command.

 

During World War II, LST-835 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto in May and June 1945. Following the war, she performed occupation duty in the Far East until early November 1945. The ship was decommissioned in March 1946 and assigned to the Pacific Reserve Fleet. On 1 July 1955, she was redesignated Hillsdale County (LST-835) (q.v.) after a county in Michigan. The tank landing ship was struck from the Navy list in October 1959 and sold to Japan in April 1961 where she serves as Shimokita (LST-4002).

 

LST-835 earned one battle star for World War II service.