|Ordered:||as a Type S3-M-K2 hull, MCE hull 1003|
|Builder:||Permanente Metals Corporation, Richmond, California|
|Laid down:||21 September 1942|
|Launched:||30 December 1942|
|Commissioned:||3 May 1943|
|Decommissioned:||10 February 1946|
|4 × battle stars|
|Fate:||assigned to Commander Naval Forces Far East|
|Operator:||Shipping Control Authority for Japan|
|In service:||10 February 1946|
|Out of service:||unknown|
|Fate:||returned to USN|
|Status:||laid up in Reserve Fleet|
|Renamed:||Brewster County, 1 July 1955|
|Namesake:||Brewster County, Texas|
|Struck:||11 August 1955|
|Fate:||sunk as target|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||LST-1-class tank landing ship|
|Length:||328 ft (100 m) oa|
|Beam:||50 ft (15 m)|
|Speed:||12 kn (22 km/h; 14 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
|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|
|Part of:||LST Flotilla 3|
USS LST-483/Brewster County (LST-483) was an LST-1-class tank landing ship built for the United States Navy during World War II. Later renamed for Brewster County, Texas, she was the only US Naval vessel to bear the name.
LST-483 was laid down on 21 September 1942, under Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 1002, by Kaiser Shipyards, Yard No. 4, Richmond, California; launched on 30 December 1942; and commissioned on 3 May 1943, with Lieutenant Commander John D.Burton, USNR, in command.
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 renamed USS Brewster County (LST-483) on 1 July 1955, after a county in Texas. Her name was struck from the Naval Vessel Register on 11 August 1955, and she was later sunk as a target.
- "LST-483". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Navy Department, Naval History and Heritage Command. Retrieved 2 February 2017. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
- "Kaiser Permanente No. 4, Richmond CA". www.ShipbuildingHistory.com. 5 February 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
- "USS LST-483". Navsource.org. 9 October 2015. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
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