Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships
Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
Naval History Division Washington
LST-308 was laid down on 15 September 1942 at the Boston Navy Yard; launched on 9 November 1942; sponsored by Mrs. Elizabeth A. Haggerty; and commissioned on 2 January 1943.
During World War II, LST-308 was assigned to the European theater and participated in the following operations:
Sicilian occupation--July 1943
Following the war, LST-308 performed occupation duty in the Far East until late September 1946 and service in China in July and August 1946. Upon her return to the United States, she as decommissioned on 17 October 1946. On 5 December 1947, the ship was transferred to the State Department for disposition.
Salerno landings--September 1943
Invasion of Normandy--June 1944
LST-308 earned three battle stars for World War II service.
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