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-542 Class Tank Landing Ship
- USS LST-558
Commissioned May 8 1944 - Decommissioned February 13 1946
Struck from Naval Register September 16 1947
Sold May 24 1948 to Bethlehem Steel Co. Bethlehem, PA for scrap
Keel Laid February 11 1944 - Launched April 14 1944
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LST-558 earned five battle stars for World War II service
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (5) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippine Liberation Medal (2)
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