Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships

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


LST-779 was laid down on 21 May 1944 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corp., Neville Island; launched on 1 July 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Andrew Vavrek; and commissioned on 3 August 1944, Lt. (jg.) Joseph A. Hopkins, USNR, in command.

During World War II, LST-779 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following operations:

Following the war, LST-779 performed occupation duty in the Far East and saw service in china until early April 1946. She was decommissioned on 18 May 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 19 July that same year. On 5 December 1947, the ship was sold to Bosey, Philippines.

LST-779 earned two battle stars for World War II service.

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