SEVIER LPA 233
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.
Haskell Class Attack Transport
- USS SEVIER APA-233
Commissioned December 5 1944 - Decommissioned April 30 1947
Returned to the Maritime Commission April 30 1947
Struck from Naval Register June 23 1947
Redesignated Amphibious Transport (LPA) January 1 1969, while in reserve
Sold February 15 1980 for scrap
Keel Laid October 4 1944 as a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) hull
Launched November 16 1944
Acquired by U.S. Navy from Maritime Commission
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- Covers Page 1 (1944-45)
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Post office established November 13 1944 - Disestablished April 23 1947
Censored wartime (WWII) use
SEVIER earned two battle stars for World War II service
* Iwo Jima operation
Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, March 6-16 1945
* Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, April 17 to June 19 1945
USS SEVIER earned the China Service Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (w/ 2 Battle stars), the World War II Victory Medal and the Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) during her Naval career.
NAMESAKE - Counties in Arkansas, Tennessee, and Utah.
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