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LST-685 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
DEC1943-Keel Date: 21 DEC 1943
at Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Co. Jeffersonville IN
FEB1944-Launch Date: 18 FEB 1944
APR1944-Commissioned: 7 APR 1944
APR1944-JUL1945Middle Pacific
JUL1946-Decommissioned: 22 JUL 1946

LST-685 General Specifications

Class: LST-542-class tank landing ship

Complement: 7 Officers and 104 Enlisted

Displacement: 1625 tons

Length: 328 feet

Beam: 50 feet

Draft: Loaded - 8' FWD - 14' AFT

Final Disposition: Sold into commercial service