USS LST-350

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LST-350
LST-350 beached at Normandy
History
Name: USS LST-350
Builder: Norfolk Navy Yard
Laid down: 10 November 1942
Launched: 7 February 1943
Commissioned: 13 February 1943
Decommissioned: 26 May 1945
Struck: 12 March 1946
Fate: Sold to merchant service, 2 December 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-350 was one of 390 tank landing ships (LSTs) built for the United States Navy during World War II.

LST-350 was laid down on 10 November 1942 at the Norfolk Navy Yard; launched on 7 February 1943; sponsored by Mrs. C. M. Terry; and commissioned on 13 February 1943.

Service history[edit]

During World War II, LST-350 was assigned to the European theater and participated in the Sicilian occupation (July 1943), Salerno landings (September 1943), and Invasion of Normandy (June 1944).

LST-350 was redesignated landing craft repair ship USS Chandra (ARL-46) on 25 May 1945, but the redesignation was subsequently cancelled. The ship was decommissioned on 26 May 1945 and struck from the Naval Vessel Register on 12 March 1946. On 2 December 1946 she was sold to the Suwannee Steam Ship Company of Charleston, South Carolina and converted for merchant service.

LST-350 earned three battle stars for World War II service.

References[edit]

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

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