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U.S.S. WHITE MARSH

(LSD-8)

EIGHT BALL

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LSD-8 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
APR 1943 - Keel Date: 7 APR 1943
JUL 1943 - Launch Date: 19 JUL 1943
JAN 1944 - Commissioned: 29 JAN 1944
JUN 1944 - JUN 1944 Assault Landing at SAIPAN (15 - 22 June 1944)
JUN 1944 - Shellback Initiation - 3 JUN 1944 - Pacific Ocean
AUG 1944 - Shellback Initiation - 22 AUG 1944 - Pacific Ocean
SEP 1944 - SEP 1944 Assault Landings ANGAUR Island PALAU Group
OCT 1944 - OCT 1944 Assault Landings at LEYTE PHILIPPINE Islands
OCT 1944 - MAR 1946 Antarctic Circle
JAN 1945 - JAN 1945 Assault Landings LINGAYEN GULF LUZON PHILIPPINE Islands
APR 1945 - JUN 1945 Assault Landings Capture and occupation of OKINAWA
JAN 1950 - JAN 1955 North Atlantic
JAN 1954 - MAY 1954 Mediterranean
OCT 1955 - Shellback Initiation - 16 OCT 1955 - Pacific Ocean

LSD-8 General Specifications

Class: Ashland-class dock landing ship

Complement: 17 Officers and 237 Enlisted

Displacement: 7930 tons

Length: 457 feet 9 inches

Beam: 72 feet 2 inches

Draft: 8 feet 2 in

Range: 8 000 Nautical Miles

Final Disposition: Transferred to Republic of China November 1960