USS LST-919

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USS LST-919 Mindoro Island 15 December 1944.jpg
USS LST-919, LST-922, and LST-990 beached at Mindoro Island, Philippines, 15 December 1944, unloading supplies and equipment.
History
United States
Name: LST-919
Builder: Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Hingham, Massachusetts
Yard number: 3389[1]
Laid down: 11 April 1944
Launched: 17 May 1944
Commissioned: 31 May 1944
Decommissioned: 5 August 1946
Struck: 25 September 1946
Identification:
Honors and
awards:
Bronze-service-star-3d.png 3 × battle star
Fate: sold, 10 January 1948
Status: resold to Argentina, 1 March 1948
Argentina
Name: Cabo San Isidro
Acquired: 1 March 1948
Decommissioned: 8 August 1978
Refit: converted to Motor Torpedo Boat tender, 1950
Identification: Hull symbol: BDT6
Fate: transferred to the Naval Transport Service, 1959
Status: sold for scrapping, 23 March 1980
General characteristics [2]
Class and type: LST-542-class tank landing ship
Displacement:
  • 1,625 long tons (1,651 t) (light)
  • 4,080 long tons (4,145 t) (full (seagoing draft with 1,675 short tons (1,520 t) load)
  • 2,366 long tons (2,404 t) (beaching)
Length: 328 ft (100 m) oa
Beam: 50 ft (15 m)
Draft:
  • Unloaded: 2 ft 4 in (0.71 m) forward; 7 ft 6 in (2.29 m) aft
  • Full load: 8 ft 3 in (2.51 m) forward; 14 ft 1 in (4.29 m) aft
  • Landing with 500 short tons (450 t) load: 3 ft 11 in (1.19 m) forward; 9 ft 10 in (3.00 m) aft
  • Limiting 11 ft 2 in (3.40 m)
  • Maximum navigation 14 ft 1 in (4.29 m)
Installed power:
Propulsion:
Speed: 11.6 kn (21.5 km/h; 13.3 mph)
Range: 24,000 nmi (44,000 km; 28,000 mi) at 9 kn (17 km/h; 10 mph) while displacing 3,960 long tons (4,024 t)
Boats & landing
craft carried:
2 x LCVPs
Capacity: 1,600–1,900 short tons (3,200,000–3,800,000 lb; 1,500,000–1,700,000 kg) cargo depending on mission
Troops: 16 officers, 147 enlisted men
Complement: 13 officers, 104 enlisted men
Armament:
Service record
Operations:
Awards:

USS LST-919 was an LST-542-class tank landing ship in the United States Navy. Like many of her class, she was not named and is properly referred to by her hull designation.

Construction[edit]

LST-919 was laid down on 11 April 1944, at Hingham, Massachusetts, by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard; launched on 17 May 1944; and commissioned on 31 May 1944,[3] with Lieutenant Nils K. Stamps, USNR, in command.[2]

Service history[edit]

During World War II, LST-919 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and took part in the Leyte landings in October and November 1944, the Lingayen Gulf landings in January 1945, and the Mindanao Island landings in April 1945.[3]

Following the war, LST-919 performed occupation duty in the Far East and saw service in China until early April 1946. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 5 August 1946, and struck from the Navy list on 25 September, that same year. On 10 January 1948, the ship was sold to Pablo N. Ferrari & Co. for operation.[3] On 1 March 1948, she was resold to the government of Argentina.[2][4]

Argentine service[edit]

In Argentine service, LST-919 was renamed Cabo San Isidro and redesignated BDT-6 (Buque Desembarco de Tanques), later Q46. She was retired in 1979.[5] She still existed at the time of the Falklands War, but was not available for use.[citation needed]

Awards[edit]

LST-919 earned three battle stars for World War II service.[3]

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