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-317
Commissioned February 6 1943 - Decommissioned May 18 1945
Planned conversion May 25 1945 to Landing Craft Repair Ship CONSUS ARL-44
Conversion cancelled September 12 1945
Struck from Naval Register March 12 1946
Sold January 22 1947 to A. G. Schoonmaker
Keel Laid October 15 1942 - Launched January 28 1943
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NO POSTMARKS REPORTED
Type # (Br. #16106) device prepared for CONSUS ARL-44 but never issued
LST-317 earned three battle stars for World War II service
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (3) - World War II Victory Medal
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