Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships

Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
Naval History Division • Washington


LST-181 was laid down on 7 April 1943 at Jeffersonville, Ind., by the Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Co.; launched on 3 July 1943; sponsored by Mrs. T.J. Eifler; and commissioned on 21 August 1943.

During World War II, LST-181 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following operations:

LST-181 was decommissioned on 4 March 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 12 April 1946. On 9 December 1946, she was sold to the Construction Power Machinery Co., of Brooklyn, N.Y.

LST-181 earned seven battle stars for World War II service.

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