Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships

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


LST-808 was laid down on 1 August 1944 at Evansville, Ind., by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co.; launcheed on 15 September 1944; sponsored by mrs. W.I. Oliver; and commissioned on 29 September 1944.

During World War II, LST-808 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in teh assault and occupation of Iwo Jima in February 1945 and the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gnto from April through June 1945. LST-808 was torpedoed by a Japanese kamikaze off Ie Shima on 18 May 1945. Grounded on a reef following the torpedoing, she was destroyed on 11 November 1945 and struck from the Navy list.

LST-808 earned two battle stars for World War II service.

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