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LST-1029

 

LST-1029 was laid down on 15 May 1944 at the Boston Navy Yard; launched on 18 June 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Stanley Madey; and commissioned on 13 July 1944, Lt. I. H. Vincent, USNR, in command.

 

During World War II, LST-1029 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the Lingayen Gulf landing in January 1945 and the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto from April through June 1945. Following the war, she performed occupation duty in the Far East until late October 1945. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 1 May 1946 and sold to the Suwannee Fruit & Steamship Co., Jacksonville, Fla., on 31 October 1946. The ship was struck from the Navy list on 10 June 1947.

 

LST-1029 earned two battle stars for World War II service.