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LST-409 was laid down on 9 September 1942 at Baltimore, Md., by the Bethlehem Fairfield Co.; launched on 15 November 1942; and transferred to the United Kingdom and commissioned on 6 January 1943. LST-409 saw no active service in the United States Navy. The tank landing ship was decommissioned and returned to United States Navy custody on 2 July 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 29 October that same year. Sometime between 21 November 1946 and 6 January 1947, LST-409 was sold to Greece.