Naval History and Heritage Command

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LST-909

LST-909 was laid down on 19 February 1944 at Hingham, Mass., by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Inc.; launched on 3 April 1944; and commissioned on 11 May 1944.

During World War II, LST-909 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the Lingayen Gulf landings in January 1945 and the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto in April 1945. Following the war, she performed occupation duty in the Far East until early February 1946. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 21 June 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 31 July that same year. On 19 May 1948, the ship was sold to Kaiser Co., Inc., Vancouver, Wash., for scrapping.

LST-909 earned two battle stars for World War II service.