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LST-125 was laid down on 8 June 1943 at Evansville, Ind., by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co.; launched on 23 August 1943; sponsored by Mrs. W. R. Durham; and commissioned on 29 September 1943.

During World War II, LST-125 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following operations:

Marianas operation:

(a) Capture and occupation of Guam-July 1944

Leyte landings-October 1944

Lingayen landings on Luzon-January 1945

Okinawa Gunto operation:

(a) Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto-April 1945

Following the war, LST-125 performed occupation duty in the Far East and service in China until early June 1946.

Upon her return to the United States, the ship was decommissioned on 10 June 1946. She was sunk as a target, by naval gunfire, on 14 August 1946, and struck from the Navy list on 25 September 1946.

LST-125 earned four battle stars for World War II service.