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LST-693 was laid down on 18 February 1944 at Jeffersonville, Ind., by the Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Co.; launched on 7 April 1944; sponsored by Miss Rose Mary Harrod; and commissioned on 15 May 1944, Lt. M. E. Hoag in command.

During World War II, LST-693 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following operations:

Leyte landings-October and November 1944

Mindoro landings-December 1944

Zambales-Subic Bay-January 1945

Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto-April 1945

Following the war, LST-693 performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid-October 1945. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 1 May 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 3 July that same year. On 10 December 1947, the ship was sold to the Southern Shipwrecking Co., of New Orleans, La., for scrapping.

LST-693 earned four battle stars for World War II service.