|Laid down:||21 September 1942|
|Launched:||30 December 1942|
|Commissioned:||3 May 1943|
|Decommissioned:||10 February 1946|
|Renamed:||USS Brewster County (LST-483), 1 July 1955|
|Struck:||11 August 1955|
|4 battle stars|
|Fate:||Sunk as a target|
|Class and type:||LST-1-class tank landing ship|
|Length:||328 ft (100 m)|
|Beam:||50 ft (15 m)|
|Propulsion:||2 × General Motors 12-567 diesel engines, two shafts, twin rudders|
|Speed:||12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)|
|Boats & landing
|2 or 6 LCVPs|
|Troops:||Approximately 140 officers and enlisted men|
|Complement:||7-9 officers, 104-120 enlisted men|
USS Brewster County (LST-483) was an LST-1-class tank landing ship built for the United States Navy during World War II. Named for Brewster County, Texas, she was the only U.S. Naval vessel to bear the name.
LST-483 was laid down on 21 September 1942 at Richmond, California by Kaiser, Inc.; launched on 30 December 1942; and commissioned on 3 May 1943.
During World War II, LST-483 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following operations: the Capture and Occupation of Saipan (June and July 1944); the Tinian Capture and Occupation (July 1944); the Leyte landings (October 1944) and the Assault and Occupation of Okinawa Gunto (April 1945). Following the War, LST-483 performed occupation duty in the Far East until early February, 1946.
Upon her return to the United States, she was decommissioned on 10 February 1946. The tank landing ship was redesignated USS Brewster County (LST-483) on 1 July 1955. Her name was struck from the Naval Vessel Register on 11 August 1955 and she was later sunk as a target.
LST-483 earned four battle stars for World War II service.
- "LST-483". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Retrieved 6 April 2007.
- "LST-483 Brewster County". Amphibious Photo Archive. Retrieved 6 April 2007.