Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships

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


LST-811 was laid down on 12 August 1944 at Evansville, Ind., by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co.; launched on 23 September 1944; sponsored by Ens. Frances J. Russell, USNR(W); and commissioned on 18 October 1944, Lt. William J. Loepner, USNR, in command.

During World War II, LST-811 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto from March through June 1945. Following the war, LST-811 performed occupation duty in the Far East until early March 1946. She returned to the United States and wax decommissioned on 26 June 1946 and struck from teh Navy list on 31 July that same year. On 4 November 1947, the ship was sold to Dulien Steel Products Inc., of Seattle, Wash., for scrapping.

LST-811 earned one battle star for World War II service.

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