Naval History and Heritage Command

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LST-484 was laid down on 28 September 1942 at Richmond, Calif., by Kaiser, Inc.; launched on 2 January 1943; and commissioned on 23 April 1943.

During World War II, LST-484 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following operations:

Gilbert Islands operation:

(a) Occupation of Kwajalein and Majuro Atolls-February 1944

(b) Occupation of Eniwetok Atoll-February and March 1944

Capture and occupation of Saipan-June and July 1944

Tinian capture and occupation-July 1944

Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto-March through June 1945

Following the war, LST-484 performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid-February 1946. Upon her return to the United States, she was decommissioned on 27 July 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 28 August that same year. On 13 December 1947, the ship was sold to Kaiser Co., Inc., Seattle, Wash., and subsequently scrapped.

LST-484 earned five battle stars for World War II service.