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U.S.S. LST-859



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LST-859 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
SEP1941-JAN1950Inchon Landing
SEP1944-Keel Date: 26 SEP 1944
at Chicago Bridge & Iron Company
DEC1944-Launch Date: 15 DEC 1944
JAN1945-Commissioned: 6 JAN 1945
JAN1945-JAN1946Middle Pacific
NOV1950-DEC1951Inchon Landing
JUN1952-JAN1954Ammunition runs to Korea: Ulsan Pusan Inchon
MAY1957-SEP1957Walter Reed Army Hospital doctors to the Marshall Islands
AUG1958-Decommissioned: 15 AUG 1958

LST-859 General Specifications

Class: LST-542-class tank landing ship

Complement: 9 Officers and 89-100 Enlisted

Displacement: 1625 tons

Length: 328 feet

Beam: 50 feet

Draft: Loaded - 8' FWD - 14' AFT

Final Disposition: Transferred to the Republic of China 1958