Naval History and Heritage Command

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LST-485 was laid down on 17 December 1942 at Richmond, Calif., by Kaiser, Inc.; launched on 9 January 1943; and commissioned on 19 May 1943.

During World War II, LST-485 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following operations:

Vella-Lavella occupation-September 1943

Treasury Island landings-October through November 1943

Capture and occupation of Saipan-June and August 1944

Tinian capture and occupation-July and August 1944

Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto-May through June 1945

Following the war, LST-485 saw China service in January and February 1946 and performed occupation duty in the Far East until early March 1946. Upon her return to the United States, she was decommissioned on 30 July 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 28 August that same year. On 29 March 1948, the ship was sold to Kaiser Co., Inc., Seattle, Wash., and subsequently scrapped.

LST-485 earned five battle stars and the Navy Unit Commendation for World War II service.