LST-1 underway soon after completion c. December 1942 in the vicinity of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
|Builder:||Dravo Corporation, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania|
|Laid down:||20 July 1942|
|Launched:||7 September 1942|
|Commissioned:||14 December 1942|
|Decommissioned:||21 May 1946|
|Struck:||19 June 1946|
|4 battle stars|
|Fate:||Sold for scrapping, 5 December 1947|
|Type:||Landing Ship, Tank (Mk.2)|
|Length:||328 ft (100 m)|
|Beam:||50 ft (15 m)|
|Depth:||8 ft (2.4 m) forward, 14 ft 4 in (4.37 m) aft (full load)|
|Propulsion:||2 General Motors 12-567 diesel engines, two shafts, twin rudders|
|Speed:||12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)|
|Boats & landing
|Two or six LCVPs|
|Troops:||14-16 officers, 131-147 enlisted men|
|Complement:||7-9 officers, 104-120 enlisted men|
LST-1 was laid down on 20 July 1942 at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania by the Dravo Corporation; launched on 7 September 1942; sponsored by Mrs. Laurence T. Haugen; and commissioned on 14 December 1942 with Lieutenant W. L. Chessman in command.
During World War II, LST-1 was assigned to the European Theater and participated in the following operations: Allied invasion of Sicily (July 1943); Salerno Landings (September 1943); Anzio-Nettuno phase of operations on the west coast of Italy (January to March 1944); and the Invasion of Normandy (June 1944).
LST-1 was decommissioned on 21 May 1946 and was struck from the Naval Vessel Register on 19 June 1946. On 5 December 1947 she was sold to the Ships Power and Equipment Company of Barber, New Jersey for scrapping.
LST-1 earned four battle stars for World War II service.
- "LST-1". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Retrieved 1 April 2007.
- "LST-1". Amphibious Photo Archive. Retrieved 1 April 2007.
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