LST-528 Unloading at Thule, Greenland, 1952
|Name:||USS LST-528, later USS Catahoula Parish|
|Namesake:||Catahoula Parish, Louisiana|
|Builder:||Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Company, Jeffersonville, Indiana|
|Laid down:||13 November 1943|
|Launched:||11 January 1944|
|Commissioned:||29 February 1944|
|Decommissioned:||21 December 1956|
|Renamed:||USS Catahoula Parish (LST-528), 1 July 1955|
|Struck:||21 November 1960|
|1 battle star (World War II)|
|Fate:||Sold and converted to a bulk cement carrier, 1960|
|Class and type:||LST-491-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
|Troops:||Approximately 140 officers and enlisted men|
|Complement:||8-10 officers, 100-115 enlisted men|
USS Catahoula Parish (LST-528) was an LST-491-class tank landing ship built for the United States Navy during World War II. Named for Catahoula Parish, Louisiana, she was the only U.S. Naval vessel to bear the name.
LST-528 was laid down on 13 November 1943 at Jeffersonville, Indiana by the Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Company; launched on 11 January 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Madge Medlock Watt; and commissioned on 29 February 1944.
During World War II, LST-528 was assigned to the European Theater and participated in the Invasion of Normandy in June 1944. She returned to the United States and was placed in reserve in Florida until the outbreak of the Korean War. During the war, she was part of a six-ship flotilla which took supplies to Thule, Greenland, where the US Air Force was building a base. LST-528 was under the command of Dallas Grenley at that time.
LST-528 was decommissioned in March, 1954. The ship was named USS Catahoula Parish (LST-528) on 1 July 1955. She was struck from the Navy list on 21 November 1960, and sold to the Marquette Cement Company for conversion to a bulk cement carrier.
LST-528 earned one battle star for World War II service.
- "LST-528". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Retrieved 11 May 2007.
- "LST-528 Catahoula Parish". Amphibious Photo Archive. Retrieved 11 May 2007.
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