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-343
Commissioned January 9 1943 - Decommissioned January 27 1946
Transferred February 21 1947 to the Military Government of Korea
Struck from Naval Register March 5 1947
Keel Laid October 18 1942 - Launched December 15 1942
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- Covers Page 1 (c1943)
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LST-343 earned five battle stars and the Navy Unit Commendation for World War II service
* Consolidation of Solomon Islands
Consolidation of southern Solomons June 20 1943
* New Georgia Group operation
New Georgia-Rendova-Vangunu occupation July 4 and 21 1943
* Treasury-Bougainville operation
Occupation and defense of Cape Torokina December 15 1943
* Marianas operation
Capture and occupation of Guam July 21 to August 5 1944
* Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto April 2-10 1945
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
Navy Unit Commendation - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (5) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
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