LST-1 Class Tank Landing Ship: Laid down, 28 September 1942 at the Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Co., Newport News, VA.; Launched, 23 November 1942; Commissioned USS LST-395, 19 December 1942. During World War II, LST-395 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following operations: Consolidation of southern Solomons, June 1943; New Georgia Group operation, (a) New Georgia-Rendova-Vangunu occupation, July 1943, (b) Vella Lavella occupation, August 1943; Occupation and defense of Cape Torokina, November 1943; Hollandia operation, April 1944; Western New Guinea operations, (a) Biak Island operation, May 1944, (b) Cape Sansapor operation,July and August 1944; Balikpapan operation, June and July 1945; Mindanao Island landings, April 1945. Following the war, LST-395 performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid-October 1945. Decommissioned, 19 April 1946; Struck from the Naval Register, 1 May 1946. Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 26 September 1947, to Boston Metals Co., Baltimore, MD., and subsequently scrapped. LST-395 earned six battle stars and the Navy Unit Commendation for World War II service.

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