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LST-2

 

LST-2 was laid down on 23 June 1942 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp.; launched on 19 September 1942; sponsored by Miss Nancy Jane Hughes; and commissioned on 9 February 1943.

 

During World War II, LST-2 was assigned to the European theater and participated in the following operations:

 

North African occupation—early 1943

Sicilian occupation—July 1943

Salerno landings—September 1943

Invasion of Normandy—June 1944

 

LST-2 was decommissioned on 11 April  1946 and was struck from the Navy list on 5 June 1946. On 5 December 1947, she was sold to Bosey, Philippines. LST-2 earned four battle stars for World War II