YAVAPAI APB 42
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-542 Class Tank Landing Ship
- USS LST-676
Commissioned June 30 1944
- USS LST(M)-676
Redesignated Landing Ship Tank (Modified) (LST(M)) (Date unknown)
- USS YAVAPI APB-42
Converted to Benawah Class Self-propelled Barracks Ship (APB) and named May 1 1945
Decommissioned December 3 1946
Struck from Naval Register c1950
Keel Laid April 22 1944 - Launched June 6 1944
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LST-671 earned one battle star for World War II service
YAVAPAI earned one battle star for World War II service
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Medal (with Asia Clasp) - Philippine Liberation Medal
NAMESAKE - A county in central Arizona, established on 21 December 1864 and named for the Yavapai Indians of the Yuma language group. The name itself means "people of the sun."
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