U.S.S. LST-847
WW II Landing Ship, Tank
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Official History


Radio Call Sign


Nan - Item - King - Love

511 Class Tank Landing Ship

Laid down, 1 November 1944, at American Bridge Co., Ambridge, PA

Launched, 17 December 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Eleanore Lott

Commissioned USS LST-847, 15 January 1945

Following World War II LST-847 performed occupation duty and saw service in China until early March 1946

Decommissioned, 21 June 1946

Struck from the Naval Register, 31 July 1946

Final Disposition, sold for operation, 13 May 1948, to Alexander Shipyards, Inc., New Orleans, LA.


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Top row, left to right: China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom row, left to right: Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)


SOURCES:
NavSource Naval History and Photo Archives
NavyHistory.com


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