Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

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LST-800

LST-800 was laid down on 29 August 1944 at Jeffersonville, Ind., by the Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Co.; launched on 10 October 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Roger C. Heimer; and commissioned on 2 November 1944, Lt. H. G. Chandler, Jr., in command.

Following World War II, LST-800 performed occupation duty in the Far East until late 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 22 December 1947, the ship was sold to the Humble Oil & Refining Co., of Houston, Tex., for operation.