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-277
Commissioned October 24 1943 - Decommissioned February 12 1946
Transferred to Shipping Control Authority of Japan May 20 1949
Returned to U.S. Navy March 31 1952
Transferred to Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS)
- USNS T-LST-277
Placed In Service March 31 1952 - Out of Service February 1 1973
- COMMANDANTE TORO LST-97 (Chilean Naval Service)
Sold to Chile February 2 1973 and renamed
Keel Laid May 31 1943 - Launched September 5 1943
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LST-277 earned five battle stars for World War II service
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (5) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Liberation Medal (1)
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