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LST-711 was laid down on 28 May 1944 at Jeffersonville, Ind., by the Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Co.; launched on 3 July 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Margaret C. Harris; and commissioned on 28 July 1944.

During World War II, LST-711 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following operations:

Lingayen Gulf landing-January 1945

Mariveles-Corregidor-February 1945

Tarakan Island operation-April and May 1945

Following the war, LST-711 performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid-July 1946. She was decommissioned on 11 August 1946 and transferred to the United States Army. The ship was struck from the Navy list on 29 September 1947.

LST-711 earned three battle stars for World War II service.