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LST-206 was laid down on 7 August 1942 at Seneca, Ill., by the Chicago Bridge & Iron Co.; launched on 21 April 1943; sponsored by Mrs. William Connor Laird; and commissioned on 7 June 1943.

During World War II, LST-206 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following operations:

Bismarck Archipelago operation:

(a) Cape Gloucester, New Britain-December 1943, January, February and March 1944

(b) Admiralty Islands landings-March 1944

Hollandia operation-April and May 1944

Saidor occupation-January and February 1944

Western New Guinea operations:

(a) Toem-Wakde-Sarmi area operation-May 1944

(b) Biak Island operation-June 1944

(c) Cape Sansapor operation-July and August 1944

(d) Morotai landings-September 1944

Leyte landings-October and November 1944

Balikpapan operation-July 1945

LST-206 was decommissioned on 6 May 1946 and was struck from the Navy list on 5 June 1946. On 7 April 1948, she was sold to the Bethlehem Steel Co., of Seattle, Wash., for scrapping.

LST-206 earned six battle stars for World War II

Published: Thu Jul 30 08:17:14 EDT 2015