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LST-667 was laid down on 22 February 1944 at Ambridge, Pa., by the American Bridge Co.; launched on 27 April 1944; sponsored by Mrs. D. Hammer-Schmidt; and commissioned on 20 May 1944, Ens. W. S. Biernat in command.

During World War II, LST-667 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following operations:

Morotai landings-September 1944

Leyte landings-November 1944

Lingayen Gulf landings-January 1945

Visayan Island landings-March and April 1945

Tarakan Island operation-April and May 1945

Following the war, LST-667 performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid-February 1946. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 5 June 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 3 July that same year. On 11 December 1947, the ship was sold to the Learner Co., of Oakland, Calif., for scrapping.

LST-667 earned five battle stars for World War II service.

Published: Mon Aug 03 10:15:17 EDT 2015