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LST-630 was laid down on 14 April 1944 at Seneca, III., by the Chicago Bridge & Iron Co.; launched on 13 July 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Walter Dunnett; and commissioned on 4 August 1944.

During World War II, LST-630 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following operations:

Mindoro landings-December 1944

Lingayen Gulf landing-January 1945

Mindanao Island landings-March through April 1945

Following the war, LST-630 performed occupation duty in the Far East and saw service in China until mid-February 1946. She was decommissioned on 13 February 1946 and transferred to the Military Sea Transportation Service on 31 March 1952 where she served as USNS LST-630 until struck from the Navy list on 15 June 1973. On 19.November 1973, she was sold to B. V. Dimex, Nijmegen, Netherlands, for scrapping.

LST-630 earned two battle stars for World War II.

Published: Mon Aug 03 09:40:34 EDT 2015