Naval History and Heritage Command

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LST-683

LST-683 was laid down on 29 November 1943 at Jeffersonville, Ind., by the Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Co.; launched on 7 February 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Florence Robbins Bohr; and commissioned on 28 March 1944, Lt. Richard T. Paynter, USNR, in command.

Following World War II, LST-683 performed occupation duty in the Far East and saw service in China until mid-February 1946. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 29 May 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 3 July that same year. The ship was sold to the Bethlehem Steel Co., of Bethlehem, Pa., on 26 May 1948 for scrapping.

Published: Mon Aug 03 10:22:20 EDT 2015