LEAGUE ISLAND AKS 30
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-511 Class Tank Landing Ship
- USS LST-1097
Commissioned February 9 1945 - Decommissioned December 19 1946
Redesignated Miscellaneous Auxiliary (AG) and named January 27 1949, while in reserve
- USS LEAGUE ISLAND AG-149
Commissioned January 3 1951
- USS LEAGUE ISLAND AKS-30
Redesignated General Stores Issue Ship (AKS) August 18 1951
Decommissioned December 14 1956
Struck from Naval Register April 1 1960
Sold April 24 1961 to Hatch & Kirk Co. Seattle, WA for scrap
Resold for commercial use (Date unknown)
Sunk at Bahrain 1976
Raised March 1980 and cut down to become a barge for operation in the Persian Gulf
Keel Laid November 22 1944 - Launched January 16 1945
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Post office established February 9 1951 - Disestablished June 30 1956
NMC forgot to move the month forward.
LST-1097 earned one battle star for World War II service
* Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, May 21 to June 30 1945
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal - Korean Service Medal - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal (retroactive)
NAMESAKE - The site of the Navy Yard, Philadelphia, Pa., at the junction of the Schlylkill and Delaware Rivers
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