From Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships,
Vol. VII (1981), pp. 699
LST-940 was laid down on 25 July 1944 at Hingham, Mass., by the Bethlehem-Hingham
Shipyard, Inc.; launched on 26 August 1944; and commissioned on 20 September
During World War II, LST-940 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific
theater and participated in the assault and occupation of Iwo Jima in February
1945 and the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto in April 1945. Following
the war, she performed occupation duty in the Far East and saw service in
China until early April 1946. Upon her return to the United States, she
was decommissioned on 13 July 1946 and struck from the Navy List on 28 August
that same year. On 13 June 1948, the ship was sold to the Walter W. Johnson
Co. for scrapping.
LST-940 earned two battles stars for World War II service.