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LST-4

 

LST-4 was laid down on 4 July 1942 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp.; launched on 9 October 1942; sponsored by Mrs. J. Bartolo; and commissioned on 14 February 1943.

 

During World War II, LST-4 was assigned to the European theater and participated in the following operations:

 

Sicilian occupation—July 1943

Salerno landings—September 1943

West coast of Italy operations—Anzio-Nettuno advanced landings—January and February 1944; June 1944

Invasion of southern France—August and September 1944

 

LST-4 was decomissioned sometime after World War II ended and was struck from the Navy list on 19 June 1946. On 10 September 1947, she was sold to the Boston Metals Co., of Baltimore, Md., for scrapping. LST-4 earned four battle stars for World War II service.