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-511 Class Tank Landing Ship
- USS LST-618
Commissioned June 3 1944 - Decommissioned October 24 1946
Transferred to U.S. Army custody
Struck from Naval Register December 23 1947
Keel Laid February 23 1944 - Launched May 19 1944
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- Covers Page 1 (1944)
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Note: Type # (Br. #16032) device prepared but never used
LST-618 earned three battle stars for World War II service
* Leyte operation
Leyte landings October 23 to November 18 1944
* Luzon operation
Lingayen Gulf landings January 4-17 1945
* Consolidation and capture of the Southern Philippines
Mindanao Island landings March 1-2 1945
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons...
China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (3) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippine Liberation Medal
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