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LST-1105

 

LST-1105 was laid down on 5 December 1944 at Evansville, Ind., by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co.; launched on 20 January 1945; sponsored by Mrs. William J. Peters; and commissioned on 13 February 1945, Lt. Lionel B. King, USNR, in command.

 

During World War II, LST-1105 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 mid-February 1946. She was decommissioned en 29 May 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 19 June that same year. On 20 May 1948, the ship was sold to the California Co. for operation.

 

LST-1105 earned one battle star for World War II service.