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LST-990

 

LST-990 was laid down on 26 February 1944 at the Boston Navy Yard; launched on 27 March 1944; and commissioned on 1 May 1944, Lt. William C. Green-leaf, USNR, in command.

 

During World War II, LST-990 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following operations:

 

Capture and occupation of southern Palau Islands—September and October 1944

Leyte landings—October and November 1944

Zambales-Subic Bay—January 1945

Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto—March through June 1945

 

Following the war, LST-990 performed occupation duty in the Far East until early December 1945. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 10 July 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 25 September that same year. On 26 September 1947, the ship was sold to the Boston Metals Co., of Baltimore, Md., for scrapping.

 

LST-990 earned four battle stars for World War II service.