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LST-919

 

LST-919 was laid down on 11 April 1944 at Hingham, Mass., by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc.; launched on 17 May 1944; and commissioned on 31 May 1944.

 

During World War II, LST-919 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following operations:

 

Leyte landings—October and November 1944

Lingayen Gulf landing—January 1945

Mindanao Island landings—April 1945

 

Following the war, LST-919 performed occupation duty in the Far East and saw service in China until early April 1946. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 5 August 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 25 September that same year. On 10 January 1948, the ship was sold to Pablo N. Ferrari & Co. for operation.

 

LST-919 earned three battle stars for World War II service.