LST-316 moored bow-to-stern with an unidentified LST
|Builder:||New York Navy Yard|
|Laid down:||15 October 1942|
|Launched:||28 January 1943|
|Commissioned:||3 February 1943|
|Decommissioned:||24 May 1945|
|Struck:||12 March 1946|
|Fate:||Sold to merchant service, 23 December 1946|
|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 (14 mph; 22 km/h)|
|Boats & landing
|Troops:||14 officers, 131 enlisted men|
|Complement:||9 officers, 120 enlisted men|
|Awards:||3 battle stars|
Upon her return to the United States, she was decommissioned on 24 May 1945 for conversion to landing craft repair ship USS Cerberus (ARL-43) at New York Navy Yard. The conversion was canceled 12 September 1945 and the ship reverted to LST-316; she was struck from the Naval Vessel Register on 12 March 1946. On 23 December 1946 she was sold to James Hughes, Inc. of New York, New York for conversion to merchant service.
LST-316 earned three battle stars for World War II service.
- "LST-316". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Retrieved 5 May 2007.
- "LST-316 / ARL-43 Cerberus". Amphibious Photo Archive. Retrieved 5 May 2007.
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