Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

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LST-531

LST-531 was laid down on 22 September 1943 at Evansville, Ind., by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co.; launched on 24 November 1943; sponsored by Mrs. Marion Yoder; and commissioned on 17 January 1944, Lt. William D. Bradley, USNR, in command.

During World War II, LST-531 was sunk by a German E-boat torpedo attack in Lyme Bay, England, on 28 April 1944 while conducting a pre-invasion landing exercise.

LST-531 was struck from the Navy list on 9 June 1944.