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LST-16

 

LST-16 was laid down on 1 September 1942 at Wilmington, Del., by the Dravo Corp.; launched on 19 December 1942; sponsored by Mrs. Lois M. Alexander; and commissioned on 17 March 1943.

 

During World War II, LST-16 was assigned to the European theater and participated in the following operations:

 

North African occupation:

(a) Tunisian operations—July 1943

Sicilian occupation—September 1943

Salerno landings—September 1943

West coast of Italy operations:

(a) Anzio-Nettuno advanced landings—January and February 1944

Invasion of Normandy—June 1944

 

Following the war, LST-16  performed occupation duty in the Far East in September and November 1945. She was decommissioned on  8 March 1946 and was struck from the Navy list on  12 April 1946. On 5 December  1947, she was sold to Ships and Power Equipment Co., of Barber, N.J., for scrapping.

 

LST-16 earned five battle stars for World War II service.