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-22
Commissioned May 29 1943 - Decommissioned April 1 1946
Struck from Naval Register April 17 1946
- WAN CHENG (Chinese Merchant Service)
Sold February 3 1947 to Ming Sung Industrial Co. Ltd. Shanghai, China and renamed
Keel Laid November 5 1942 - Launched March 29 1943
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- Covers Page 1 (1945)
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Post Office Established June 21 1943 - Disestablished 1946
LST-22 earned six Battle Stars for World War II service
* Bismarck Archipelago operation
Cape Gloucester; New Britain, December 26-28 1943, January 15-19 1944, January 30 to February 2, February 15-19 and February 21-23 1944
Admiralty Islands landings, February 29 to March 4, March 7-11 and March 28 to April 10 1944
* Eastern New Guinea operations
Saidor occupation, January 2-3, 6-9 and 20-22 and February 4-7 1944
* Hollandia operation
Aitape Humboldt Bay-Tanahmerah Bay, April 21-25 and May 1-7 1944
* Western New Guinea operations
Toem-Wakde-Sarmi area operation, May 18-20 and May 23-25 1944
Biak Island operation, May 27-30, June 3-7 and June 6 to 16 1944
Noemfoor Island operation, July 10-15 1944
Cape Sansapor operation, July 30, August 6-12, 14-19 and 22-28 1944
Morotai landings, September 15 1944
* Luzon operation
Lingayen Gulf landings, January 4-15 1945
* Leyte operation
Leyte landings, October 23 to November 4 1944
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (6) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidental Unit Citation - Philippine Liberation Medal (2)
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