USS LST-332

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LST-350
LST-332 with an LCT loaded on her main deck, July 1943
History
United States
Name: USS LST-332
Builder: Philadelphia Navy Yard
Laid down: 29 October 1942
Launched: 24 December 1942
Commissioned: 6 February 1943
Decommissioned: 22 May 1945
Struck: 12 March 1946
Fate: Sold to merchant service, 17 October 1946
General characteristics
Class and type: LST-1 class tank landing ship
Displacement:
  • 1,625 long tons (1,651 t) light
  • 4,080 long tons (4,145 t) full
Length: 328 ft (100 m)
Beam: 50 ft (15 m)
Draft:
  • Unloaded
  • 2 ft 4 in (0.71 m) bow
  • 7 ft 6 in (2.29 m) stern
  • Loaded
  • 8 ft 2 in (2.49 m) bow
  • 14 ft 1 in (4.29 m) stern
Propulsion: 2 × General Motors 12-567 diesel engines, two shafts, twin rudders
Speed: 12 knots (14 mph; 22 km/h)
Boats & landing
craft carried:
Six LCVPs
Troops: 14 officers, 131 enlisted men
Complement: 9 officers, 120 enlisted men
Armament:
Service record
Operations:
Awards: 3 battle stars

USS LST-332 was one of 390 tank landing ships (LSTs) built for the United States Navy during World War II.

LST-332 was laid down on 29 October 1942 at the Philadelphia Navy Yard; launched on 24 December 1942; sponsored by Mrs. G. W. Henderson; and commissioned on 6 February 1943.

Service history[edit]

During World War II, LST-332 was assigned to the European theater and participated in the Sicilian occupation (July 1943), Salerno landings (September 1943), and Invasion of Normandy (June 1944).

Upon her return to the United States, she was decommissioned on 22 May 1945 for conversion to landing craft repair ship USS Feronia (ARL-45) at the New York Navy Yard. The conversion was canceled 12 September 1945 and the ship reverted to LST-332; she was struck from the Naval Vessel Register on 12 March 1946. On 17 October 1946 the tank landing ship was sold to the Suwannee Steamship Company of Charleston, South Carolina for conversion to merchant service.

LST-332 earned three battle stars for World War II service.

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References[edit]

This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.

  • "LST-332". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Retrieved 6 May 2007.
  • "LST-332 / ARL-45 Feronia". Amphibious Photo Archive. Retrieved 6 May 2007.