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-310 Commissioned January 20 1943 - Decommissioned May 16 1945
Keel Laid September 22 1942 - Launched November 23 1942
Planned conversion May 25 1945 to Landing Craft Repair Ship AEOLUS ARL-42
Conversion cancelled August 11 1945
Struck from Naval Register March 12 1946
Sold for merchant service January 28 1947
Sold to Panama Navigation Corp (Date unknown) and renamed MV MERCATER
Sold c1962 to Navemar S. A., Argentine Registry
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- Covers Page 1 (1944)
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Type # (Br. #16046) device was prepared for AEOLUS ARL-42 but never used
LST-310 earned three battle stars for World War II service
* Sicilian occupation
Licata - (Blue Beach) July 9-15 1943
* Salerno landings
Support of British landings (Red Beach) September 7-10 1943
* Invasion of Normandy
June 6-25 1944
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive, Sicily, Salerno, Normandy) - American Campaign Medal - Europe African Middle Eastern Campaigns Medal (3) - World War II Victory Medal
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