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LST-986

 

LST-986 was laid down on 15 January 1944 at the Boston Navy Yard; launched on 5 March 1944; and commissioned on 14 April 1944, Lt. Harold G. Waite, USNR, in command.

 

During World War II, LST-986 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following operations:

 

Capture and occupation of Guam—July and August 1944

Lingayen Gulf landings—January 1945

Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto—April and May 1945

 

Following the war, LST-986 performed occupation duty in the Far East until early March 1946. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 18 July 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 28 August that same year. On 4 November 1948, the ship was sold to the Moore Drydock Co., Oakland, Calif., for scrapping.

 

LST-986 earned three battle stars for World War II service.