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Missouri Valley Bridge, Evansville IN

Most recent update: October 15, 2010.


The Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Company's shipyard in Evansville IN, on the Ohio River, was built for the war effort and closed after the war: the plant was destroyed by fire in 1946 and is now a parking lot, but the ways are still visible when the river is low.  See the site from the air on Google here.  A wonderful book about the yard, "A Cornfield Shipyard", by Andrew L. Clark, is published by M. T. Publishing, P.O. Box 6802, Evansville IN 47719.  In addition, there is an actual LST preserved as a museum in Evansville: visit it here.  As well as building 171 LSTs in Evansville, Missouri Valley also built LCTs, lighters and seaplane derricks at a plant in Leavenworth KS, on the Missouri River, which continued in operation after the war: see that table here.

Hull # Name Type Pennant # FY Keel Laid Launched Delivered Days on Ways Days in Water Total Days Disposition
1 No name LST 157 1942 6/25/42 10/31/42 2/10/43 128 102 230 To Britain 1944, scrapped 1947
2 No name LST 158 1942 7/11/42 11/16/42 2/10/43 128 86 214 Sunk by aircraft off Licata, Sicily 1943
3 No name LST 159 1942 7/19/42 11/21/42 2/13/43 125 84 209 To Britain 1943, sold private 1948
4 No name LST 160 1942 7/21/42 11/30/42 2/18/43 132 80 212 To Britain 1943, sold private 1947
5 No name LST 161 1942 7/24/42 12/7/42 2/28/43 136 83 219 To Britain 1943, sold private 1948
6 No name LST 162 1942 7/24/42 2/3/43 3/15/43 194 40 234 To Britain 1943, sold private 1947
7 No name LST 163 1942 8/10/42 2/4/43 3/22/43 178 46 224 To Britain 1943, sold private 1947
8 No name LST 164 1942 8/13/42 2/5/43 3/30/43 176 53 229 To Britain 1943, sold private 1947
9 No name LST 165 1942 9/7/42 2/2/43 4/3/43 148 60 208 To Britain 1943, scrapped 1947
10 No name LST 166 1942 9/7/42 2/1/43 4/22/43 147 80 227 Scrapped 1947
11 No name LST 167 1942 9/19/42 2/25/43 4/27/43 159 61 220 Damaged by aircraft off the Solomon Islands 1943 and scrapped
12 No name LST 168 1942 9/26/42 2/25/43 5/3/43 152 67 219 Scrapped 1947
13 No name LST 169 1942 10/1/42 2/26/43 5/22/43 148 85 233 Scrapped 1947
14 No name LST 170 1942 10/9/42 2/27/43 5/31/43 141 93 234 Scrapped 1947
15 No name LST 171 1942 10/20/42 2/28/43 6/5/43 131 97 228 Scrapped 1947
16 No name LST 172 1942 12/24/42 5/12/43 6/11/43 139 30 169 To China 1943
17 No name LST 173 1942 12/24/42 4/24/43 6/18/43 121 55 176 To Britain 1943, scrapped 1947
18 No name LST 174 1942 1/1/43 4/21/43 6/16/43 110 56 166 Sold private 1947
19 No name LST 175 1942 1/6/43 4/18/43 5/19/43 102 31 133 Scrapped 1947
20 No name LST 176 1942 1/18/43 4/15/43 5/12/43 87 27 114 To MSTS 1952, scrapped 1973
21 No name LST 177 1942 2/5/43 5/16/43 6/22/43 100 37 137 To France 1947 as Laita (L 9001), depot ship 1962
22 No name LST 178 1942 2/6/43 5/23/43 6/21/43 106 29 135 To Britain 1943, to Egypt 1946 as Aka, sunk 1956
23 No name LST 179 1942 2/7/43 5/30/43 7/30/43 112 61 173 Sunk at Pearl Harbor 1944
24 No name LST 180 1942 2/8/43 6/3/43 6/29/43 115 26 141 To Britain 1943, sold private 1948
25 No name LST 237 1942 2/9/43 6/8/43 6/30/43 119 22 141 To Britain 1943, sold private 1947
26 No name LST 238 1942 3/5/43 6/15/43 7/9/43 102 24 126 To Britain 1943, scrapped 1947
27 No name LST 239 1942 3/6/43 6/18/43 7/13/43 104 25 129 To Britain 1943, sold private 1948
28 No name LST 240 1942 3/7/43 6/25/43 7/27/43 110 32 142 Scrapped 1947
29 No name LST 241 1942 3/8/43 6/29/43 7/31/43 113 32 145 Scrapped 1947
30 No name LST 242 1942 3/8/43 7/3/43 8/5/43 117 33 150 Scrapped 1947
31 No name LST 243 1942 4/26/43 7/9/43 8/9/43 74 31 105 Scrapped 1947
32 No name LST 244 1942 5/1/43 7/14/43 8/13/43 74 30 104 Scrapped 1947
33 No name LST 245 1942 5/7/43 7/17/43 8/22/43 71 36 107 Scrapped 1947
34 No name LST 246 1942 5/12/43 7/22/43 8/23/43 71 32 103 To US Army 1947, scrapped 1948
35 No name LST 247 1942 5/17/43 7/30/43 8/26/43 74 27 101 Scrapped 1947
No name LST 248-260 1942 Cancelled 1942
36 No name LST 122 1942 6/4/43 8/9/43 9/3/43 66 25 91 Scrapped 1947
37 No name LST 123 1942 6/5/43 8/14/43 9/7/43 70 24 94 Scrapped 1947
38 No name LST 124 1942 6/7/43 8/18/43 9/24/43 72 37 99 Scrapped 1947
39 No name LST 125 1942 6/8/43 8/23/43 9/29/43 76 37 103 Sunk as target 1946
40 No name LST 126 1942 6/11/43 8/28/43 10/2/43 78 35 103 Sold private 1947
41 No name LST 127 1942 6/30/43 8/31/43 10/6/43 62 36 98 Scrapped 1947
42 No name LST 128 1942 6/20/43 9/3/43 10/11/43 75 38 113 Scrapped 1947
43 No name LST 129 1942 7/1/43 9/8/43 10/23/43 69 45 114 Redesignated Cohasset (IX 198) 1944, sunk as target 1946
44 No name LST 130 1942 7/5/43 9/13/43 11/4/43 70 52 122 To NDRF 1948
45 No name LST 131 1942 7/7/43 9/19/43 11/15/43 74 57 131 Scrapped 1947
46 No name LST 491 1943 7/29/43 9/23/43 12/3/43 56 71 127 To MSTS 1952, to Korea 1958 as An Tong, to the Philippines 1976 as Lanao del Sur (LT 503)
47 No name LST 492 1943 8/3/43 9/30/43 12/8/43 58 69 127 Scrapped 1947
48 No name LST 493 1943 8/9/43 10/4/43 12/13/43 56 70 126 Wrecked near Plymouth 1945 and scrapped
49 No name LST 494 1943 8/10/43 10/11/43 12/18/43 62 68 130 Scrapped 1947
50 No name LST 495 1943 8/14/43 10/16/43 12/23/43 63 68 131 Scrapped 1947
51 No name LST 496 1943 8/24/43 10/22/43 12/27/43 59 66 125 Mined and lost off Normandy 1944
52 No name LST 497 1943 8/26/43 10/27/43 12/31/43 62 65 127 Scrapped 1947
53 No name LST 498 1943 8/31/43 11/1/43 1/6/44 62 66 128 Scrapped 1947
54 No name LST 499 1943 9/3/43 11/5/43 1/10/44 63 66 129 Sunk off Normandy 1944
55 No name LST 500 1943 9/8/43 11/10/43 1/13/44 63 64 127 Scrapped 1947
56 No name LST 531 1943 9/22/43 11/24/43 1/17/44 63 54 117 Torpedoed and lost in Lyme Bay 1944
57 Chase County LST 532 1943 9/24/43 11/28/43 1/20/44 65 53 118 To Singapore 1974, sold commercially
58 Cheboygan County LST 533 1943 9/29/43 12/1/43 1/27/44 63 57 120 Struck 1974
59 No name LST 534 1943 10/4/43 12/8/43 1/31/44 65 54 119 Damaged by kamikaze and scuttled 1945
50 No name LST 535 1943 10/19/43 12/21/43 2/4/44 63 45 108 To Taiwan 1946 as Chung Wan
61 No name LST 536 1943 10/19/43 12/27/43 2/9/44 69 44 113 To Korea 1947
62 No name LST 537 1943 10/27/43 12/31/43 2/9/44 65 40 105 To Taiwan 1946 as Chung Ting
63 No name LST 538 1943 10/29/43 1/5/44 2/14/44 68 40 108 To Britain 1944, scrapped 1947
64 No name LST 539 1943 11/9/43 1/10/44 2/17/44 62 38 100 Scrapped 1947
65 No name LST 540 1943 11/13/43 1/14/44 2/22/44 62 39 101 Lost at sea 1947
66 No name LST 541 1943 11/22/43 1/25/44 2/28/44 64 34 98 Scrapped 1947
67 Chelan County LST 542 1943 11/29/43 1/28/44 2/29/44 60 32 92 Scrapped 1959
68 No name LST 543 1943 12/6/43 2/1/44 3/6/44 57 34 91 Scrapped 1947
69 No name LST 544 1943 12/8/43 2/4/44 3/16/44 58 41 99 Scrapped 1947
70 No name LST 545 1943 12/13/43 2/12/44 3/23/44 61 40 101 Sunk at Bikini 1948
71 No name LST 546 1943 12/20/43 2/16/44 3/27/44 58 40 98 To MSTS 1952, to the Philippines 1972 as Surigao del Sur (LT 95)
72 No name LST 547 1943 12/24/43 2/19/44 3/30/44 57 40 97 Scrapped 1947
73 No name LST 548 1943 12/30/43 2/22/44 4/3/44 54 41 95 To MSTS 1952, scrapped 1960
74 No name LST 549 1943 1/4/44 2/25/44 4/5/44 52 40 92 Scrapped 1947
75 No name LST 550 1943 1/13/44 3/9/44 4/10/44 56 32 88 To MSTS 1952, scrapped 1973
76 Chesterfield County LST 551 1943 1/15/44 3/11/44 4/14/44 56 34 90 Scrapped 1970
77 No name LST 552 1943 1/19/44 3/14/44 4/19/44 55 36 91 Scrapped 1947
78 No name LST 553 1943 1/24/44 3/16/44 4/22/44 52 37 89 To US Army 1947
79 No name LST 554 1943 1/30/44 3/18/44 4/27/44 48 40 88 Scrapped 1947
80 No name LST 555 1943 2/5/44 3/22/44 4/28/44 46 37 83 Sunk as target 1946
81 No name LST 556 1943 2/4/44 4/7/44 5/1/44 63 24 87 Scrapped 1947
82 No name LST 557 1943 2/8/44 4/11/44 5/5/44 63 24 87 To Taiwan 1946 as Chung Hsing
83 No name LST 558 1943 2/11/44 4/14/44 5/8/44 63 24 87 Scrapped 1947
84 No name LST 559 1943 2/14/44 4/18/44 5/9/44 64 21 85 Scrapped 1947
85 No name LST 560 1943 2/22/44 4/21/44 5/2/44 59 11 70 Scrapped 1947
86 Chittenden County LST 561 1943 2/24/44 4/25/44 5/15/44 61 20 81 Sunk as target 1958
87 No name LST 562 1943 2/28/44 4/28/44 5/18/44 60 20 80 To Indonesia 1970 as Teluk Kau (L 504), active
88 No name LST 563 1943 3/4/44 5/1/44 5/20/44 58 19 77 Wrecked on Clipperton Island and abandoned 1945
89 No name LST 564 1943 3/5/44 5/4/44 5/25/44 60 21 81 Scrapped 1947
90 No name LST 565 1943 3/16/44 5/8/44 5/25/44 53 17 70 Scrapped 1947
91 No name LST 566 1943 3/17/44 5/11/44 5/29/44 55 18 73 To MSTS 1952, to the Philippines 1976 as Lanao del Norte (LT 504)
92 No name LST 567 1943 3/20/44 5/15/44 6/1/44 56 17 73 Scrapped 1947
93 No name LST 568 1943 3/21/44 5/18/44 6/3/44 58 16 74 Scrapped 1947
94 No name LST 569 1943 3/24/44 5/20/44 6/5/44 57 16 73 Scrapped 1947
95 No name LST 570 1943 4/14/44 5/22/44 6/9/44 38 18 56 Scrapped 1947
96 No name LST 571 1943 4/14/44 5/25/44 6/14/44 41 20 61 Scrapped 1947
97 No name LST 572 1943 4/15/44 5/29/44 6/19/44 44 21 65 To MSTS 1952, scrapped 1973
98 No name LST 573 1943 4/15/44 5/31/44 6/21/44 46 21 67 Scrapped 1947
99 No name LST 574 1943 4/16/44 6/5/44 6/26/44 50 21 71 To Taiwan 1946 as Chung Yung
100 No name LST 575 1943 5/3/44 6/9/44 6/30/44 37 21 58 Redesignated Wythe (APB 41) 1945, scrapped 1959
101 No name LST 576 1943 5/3/44 6/12/44 7/8/44 40 26 66 Scrapped 1947
102 No name LST 577 1943 5/3/44 6/16/44 7/10/44 44 24 68 Lost off Palaus 1945
103 No name LST 578 1943 5/4/44 6/19/44 7/15/44 46 26 72 To MSTS 1952, to Taiwan 1954 as Chung Pang
104 No name LST 579 1943 5/4/44 6/22/44 7/21/44 49 29 78 To MSTS 1952, to Singapore 1975 as Intrepid (L 203) 
105 No name LST 580 1943 5/17/44 6/26/44 7/25/44 40 29 69 Scrapped 1947
106 No name LST 581 1943 5/17/44 6/29/44 7/27/44 43 28 71 To MSTS 1952, scrapped 1972
107 No name LST 582 1943 5/18/44 7/1/44 7/31/44 44 30 74 Scrapped 1947
108 Churchill County LST 583 1943 5/18/44 7/5/44 8/2/44 48 28 76 Scrapped 1974
109 No name LST 584 1943 5/8/44 7/8/44 8/5/44 61 28 89 Now FV Cape Denbigh
110 No name LST 585 1943 5/31/44 7/12/44 8/8/44 42 27 69 Scrapped 1947
111 No name LST 586 1943 6/1/44 7/15/44 8/15/44 44 31 75 Scrapped 1947
112 No name LST 587 1943 6/2/44 7/19/44 8/18/44 47 30 77 To MSTS 1952, scrapped 1972
113 No name LST 588 1943 6/6/44 7/22/44 8/19/44 46 28 74 Scrapped 1947
114 No name LST 589 1943 6/8/44 7/26/44 8/24/44 48 29 77 Scrapped 1947
115 No name LST 590 1943 6/19/44 7/29/44 8/26/44 40 28 68 To MSTS 1952, scrapped 1972
116 No name LST 591 1943 6/21/44 7/2/44 8/29/44 11 58 69 Scrapped 1947
117 No name LST 592 1943 6/24/44 8/5/44 9/1/44 42 27 69 Scrapped 1947
118 No name LST 593 1943 6/28/44 8/9/44 9/5/44 42 27 69 Scrapped 1947
119 No name LST 594 1943 7/1/44 8/12/44 9/6/44 42 25 67 To Korea 1947
120 No name LST 595 1943 7/7/44 8/16/44 9/14/44 40 29 69 To Korea 1947 as Chon Po
121 No name LST 596 1943 7/11/44 8/21/44 9/14/44 41 24 65 Scrapped 1947
122 No name LST 597 1943 7/12/44 8/28/44 9/19/44 47 22 69 Scrapped 1947
123 No name LST 598 1943 7/14/44 8/29/44 9/22/44 46 24 70 Scrapped 1947
124 No name LST 599 1943 7/18/44 9/2/44 9/27/44 46 25 71 Scrapped 1947
125 No name LST 806 1943 7/25/44 9/7/44 9/28/44 44 21 65 Scrapped 1947
126 No name LST 807 1943 7/29/44 9/11/44 10/3/44 44 22 66 Scrapped 1947
127 No name LST 808 1943 8/1/44 9/15/44 10/29/44 45 44 89 Torpedoed off Ryukyu Islands 1945 and scuttled
128 No name LST 809 1943 8/5/44 9/19/44 10/10/44 45 21 66 Scrapped 1947
129 No name LST 810 1943 8/8/44 9/21/44 10/13/44 44 22 66 Scrapped 1947
130 No name LST 811 1943 8/12/44 9/23/44 10/18/44 42 25 67 Scrapped 1947
131 No name LST 812 1943 8/14/44 9/27/44 10/19/44 44 22 66 Scrapped 1947
132 No name LST 813 1943 8/20/44 9/30/44 10/24/44 41 24 65 Scrapped 1947
133 No name LST 814 1943 8/25/44 10/4/44 10/27/44 40 23 63 Damaged off Sasebo 1945 and scuttled
134 No name LST 815 1943 8/28/44 10/7/44 10/30/44 40 23 63 To France 1948 as Odet (L 9005), scrapped 1969
135 No name LST 816 1943 9/2/44 10/11/44 11/2/44 39 22 61 Scrapped 1947
136 No name LST 817 1943 9/4/44 10/14/44 11/7/44 40 24 64 Scrapped 1947
137 No name LST 818 1943 9/8/44 10/18/44 11/9/44 40 22 62 Scrapped 1947
138 Hampshire County LST 819 1943 9/12/44 10/21/44 11/14/44 39 24 63 Scrapped 1975
139 No name LST 820 1943 9/14/44 10/25/44 11/16/44 41 22 63 Scrapped 1947
140 Harnett County LST 821 1943 9/19/44 10/27/44 11/14/44 38 18 56 To Vietnam 1970, to the Philippines 1976 as Sierra Madre (AL 57)
141 Harris County LST 822 1943 9/20/44 11/1/44 11/23/44 42 22 64 To MSTS 1955, to the Philippines 1976 as Aurora (LT 508)
142 No name LST 823 1943 9/25/44 11/4/44 11/28/44 40 24 64 Scrapped 1947
143 Henry County LST 824 1943 9/28/44 11/8/44 11/30/44 41 22 63 To Malaysia 1976 as Sri Banggi (A 1501), harbor service 1992
144 Hickman County LST 825 1943 10/2/44 11/11/44 12/8/44 40 27 67 To the Philippines 1969 as Cagayan (LT 86)
145 No name LST 826 1943 10/6/44 11/14/44 12/7/44 39 23 62 Scrapped 1947
146 Hillsborough County LST 827 1943 10/9/44 11/16/44 12/12/44 38 26 64 Sunk as target 1958
147 No name LST 828 1943 10/13/44 11/22/44 12/13/44 40 21 61 Scrapped 1947
148 No name LST 874 1943 10/16/44 11/25/44 12/18/44 40 23 63 To France 1948 as Cheliff (L 9006), scrapped 1969
149 No name LST 875 1943 10/18/44 11/29/44 12/22/44 42 23 65 To the Philippines 1948 as Misamis Oriental
150 No name LST 876 1943 10/21/44 12/2/44 12/27/44 42 25 67 Scrapped 1947
151 No name LST 877 1943 10/25/44 12/6/44 1/1/45 42 26 68 Scrapped 1947
152 No name LST 878 1943 10/30/44 12/10/44 1/3/45 41 24 65 Scrapped 1947
153 No name LST 879 1943 11/2/44 12/13/44 1/5/45 41 23 64 Scrapped 1947
154 Lake County LST 880 1943 11/6/44 12/16/44 1/9/45 40 24 64 Scrapped 1947
155 No name LST 881 1943 11/10/44 12/20/44 1/15/45 40 26 66 Scrapped 1947
156 No name LST 882 1943 11/14/44 12/23/44 1/18/45 39 26 65 Scrapped 1947
157 La Moure County LST 883 1943 11/16/44 12/30/44 1/23/45 44 24 68 Scrapped 1960
158 Saline County LST 1101 1944 11/22/44 1/3/45 1/26/45 42 23 65 To Germany 1960 as Bottrop (N 121), to Turkey 1976 as Bayraktar (NL 120), active
159 No name LST 1102 1944 11/23/44 1/10/45 1/29/45 48 19 67 Redesignated Chimon (AG 150) 1949, AKS 31 1951, scrapped 1959
160 No name LST 1103 1944 11/28/44 1/13/45 1/31/45 46 18 64 Scrapped 1947
161 No name LST 1104 1944 12/1/44 1/17/45 2/8/45 47 22 69 To Argentina 1947
162 No name LST 1105 1944 12/5/44 1/20/45 2/13/45 46 24 70 Scrapped 1947
163 No name LST 1106 1944 12/9/44 1/24/45 2/16/45 46 23 69 Scrapped 1947
164 No name LST 1107 1944 12/13/44 1/29/45 2/21/45 47 23 70 Scrapped 1947
165 No name LST 1108 1944 12/16/44 2/1/45 2/27/45 47 26 73 To Argentina 1948
166 No name LST 1109 1944 12/21/44 2/6/45 2/28/45 47 22 69 Scrapped 1947
167 San Bernadino County LST 1110 1944 12/28/44 2/9/45 3/7/45 43 26 69 To Taiwan 1946 as Chung Chiang
1 No name LST 1111 1944 1/2/45 4/9/45 6/9/45 97 61 158 Redesignated Blackford (AKS 16) 1944, APB 45 1945, scrapped 1960
2 No name LST 1112 1944 1/5/45 4/12/45 6/15/45 97 64 161 Redesignated Dorchester (AKS 17) 1944, APB 46 1945, scrapped 1973
3 No name LST 1113 1944 1/8/45 4/17/45 6/27/45 99 71 170 Redesignated Kingman (AKS 18) 1944, APB 47 1945, scrapped 1977
4 No name LST 1114 1944 1/12/45 4/20/45 6/22/45 98 63 161 Redesignated Presque Isle  (AKS 19) 1944, APB 48 1945, scrapped 1972