Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
Naval History Division Washington
LST-122 was laid down on 4 June 1943 at Evansville, Ind., by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co.; launched on 9 August 1943; and commissioned on 3 September 1943, Lt. Samuel C. Pirie in command.
During World War II, LST-122 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following operations:
Marshall Islands operation:
Hollandia operation--April 1944
- Occupation o of Kwajalein and Majuro Atolls--January and February 1944
Okinawa Gunto operation:
- Capture and occupation of Guam--July 1944
- Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto--May 1945
Following the war, LST-122 performed occupation duty in the Far East and service in China until early May 1946.
Upon her return to the United States, the ship was decommissioned on 4 June 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 3 July 1946. On 5 December 1947, she was sold to Bosey, Philippines.
LST-122 earned four battle stars for World War II service.
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