USS LST-141

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History
United States
Name: USS LST-141
Builder:
Laid down: 24 November 1943
Launched: 16 January 1944
Commissioned: 16 February 1944
Decommissioned: 18 December 1945
Struck: 7 February 1946
Honors and
awards:
1 battle star for World War II service
Fate: Sold for scrapping, 25 May 1948
General characteristics
Class & type: LST-1-class tank landing ship
Displacement:
  • 1,625 t.(lt)
  • 4,080 t.(fl) (sea-going draft w/1675 ton load)
Length: 328 ft (100 m)
Beam: 50 ft (15 m)
Draft:
  • fwd × aft
  • 2 ft 4 in (0.71 m) × 7 ft 6 in (2.29 m) (light)
  • 8 feet 3 inches (2.51 m) × 14 feet 1 inch (4.29 m) (sea-going)
  • 3 feet 11 inches (1.19 m) × 9 feet 10 inches (3.00 m) (landing w/500 ton load)
Propulsion: 2 × General Motors 12-567, 900hp diesel engines, two shafts, twin rudders
Speed: 12 kn (22 km/h) (maximum)
Endurance:
  • 24,000 miles @ 9 kn, disp. 3960 t
  • (44,000 km @ 17 km/h)
Boats & landing
craft carried:
2 × LCVP
Capacity:
  • Typical load:
  • 1 LCT, tanks, wheeled and tracked vehicles, artillery, construction equipment and military supplies. A ramp or elevator forward allowed vehicles access to tank deck from main deck
Troops: 16 officers, 147 enlisted
Complement: 7 officers, 104 enlisted
Armament:
  • Typical:
  • 2 × twin 40 mm AA guns w/Mk. 51 directors
  • 4 × single 40 mm AA guns
  • 12 × single 20 mm AA guns

USS LST-141 was an LST-1-class tank landing ship built for the United States Navy in World War II. Like most of the ships of her class, she was not named and known only by her designation.

LST-141 was laid down on 24 November 1943 at Ambridge, Pennsylvania, by the American Bridge Company; launched on 16 January 1944; and commissioned on 16 February 1944.

During World War II, LST-141 was assigned to the European Theatre. She sailed across the Atlantic as part of Convoy UGS 36 in April 1944,[1] and took part in the invasion of southern France in August and September 1944.

On 3 December 1944, LST-141 was damaged when she ran aground at Bizerte, Tunisia.[2]

On 5 December, while towing LCT-152, LST-141 encountered a gale off Palermo, Sicily. In the storm LCT-152 was damaged and LST-141 relinquished her tow to ATA-172.[2]

Upon her return to the United States, she was decommissioned on 18 December 1945 and struck from the Navy List on 7 February 1946. On 25 May 1948, the ship was sold to Hughes Bros. Inc., of New York, for scrapping.

LST-141 earned one battle star for World War II service.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Convoy UGS 36". USS LST-173 Association. 2004-12-12. Retrieved 2007-12-03. 
  2. ^ a b Cressman, Robert (2000). "Chapter VI: 1944". The official chronology of the U.S. Navy in World War II. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 978-1-55750-149-3. OCLC 41977179. Retrieved 2007-12-05. 

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