Naval History and Heritage Command

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LST-479 was laid down on 25 August 1942 at Richmond, Calif., by Kaiser, Inc.; launched on 4 October 1942; and commissioned on 19 April 1943.

During World War II, LST-479 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following operations:

Gilbert Islands operation-November and December 1943

Occupation of Kwajalein and Majuro Atolls-February 1944

Hollandia operation-April 1944

Capture and occupation of Guam-July 1944

Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto-March and April 1945

Following the war, LST-479 returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 28 February 1946 and was struck from the Navy list on 28 March that same year. On 16 April 1948, the ship was sold to the Bethlehem Steel Co., Bethlehem, Pa., and subsequently scrapped.

LST-479 earned five battle stars for World War II service.