Ship Name and Designation History
This section lists the names and designations that the ship had during its lifetime. The list is in chronological order.
- LST-1 Class Tank Landing Ship
- USS LST-197
Commissioned February 5 1943 - Decommissioned April 5 1946
Struck from Naval Register June 5 1946
Sold October 31 1947 to Luria Steel and Trading Co. New York, N.Y. for scrap
Keel Laid June 15 1942 - Launched December 13 1942
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- Covers Page 1 (1944)
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LST-197 earned four battle stars for World War II service
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
Combat Action Ribbon - (retroactive - Anzio) - American Campaign Medal - European-African-Middle East Campaign Medal (4) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Purple Heart (17 KIA at Anzio)
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