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LST-916

LST-916 was laid down on 22 March 1944 at Hingham, Mass., by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc.; launched on 29 April 1944; and commissioned on 25 May 1944.

During World War II, LST-916 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following operations:

Leyte landings-October 1944

Lingayen Gulf landings-January 1945

Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto-April 1945

Following the war, LST-916 performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid-November 1945. She was decommissioned on 5 April 1946 and transferred to the Army on 28 June that same year. On 29 September 1947, she was struck from the Navy list; and, in 1949, LST-916 was lost in a typhoon at Okinawa.

LST-916 earned three battle stars for World War II service.