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LST-935 was laid down on 3 July 1944 at Hingham, Mass., by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc.; launched on 5 August 1944; and commissioned on 29August 1944, Lt. (jg.) Bruce B. Wells in command.

During World War II, LST-935 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following operations:

Palawan Island landings-March 1945

Visayan Islands landings-March and April 1945

Mindanao Island landings-April 1945

Balikpapan operation-June and July 1945

Following the war, LST-935 performed occupation duty in the Far East and saw service in China until mid-April 1946. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 2 July 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 15 August that same year. The ship was sold to Consolidated Builders, Inc., Seattle, Wash., on 29 August 1947 for scrapping.

LST-935 earned two battle stars for World War II service.

Published: Tue Aug 04 11:54:41 EDT 2015