|Builder:||Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation|
|Laid down:||12 November 1942|
|Launched:||19 January 1943|
|Commissioned:||29 January 1943|
|Decommissioned:||29 May 1945|
|Struck:||12 March 1946|
|Fate:||Sold to merchant service, 14 January 1947|
|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:||2 battle stars|
Laid down on 12 November 1942 at Quincy, Massachusetts by the Bethlehem Steel Company; launched on 19 January 1943; sponsored by Mrs. Victor D. Herbster; and commissioned on 29 January 1943.
Decommissioned 29 May 1945 at Baltimore, Maryland, the ship was redesignated USS Minerva (ARL-47) 29 May 1945. Conversion to a landing craft repair ship commenced on 30 May 1945 at the Maryland Drydock Company of Baltimore; the conversion was subsequently canceled 11 September 1945 and the ship reverted to LST-374. Struck from the Naval Vessel Register 12 March 1946, the tank landing ship was sold to A. G. Schoonmaker for conversion to merchant service 14 January 1947.
LST-374 earned two battle stars for World War II service.
- "LST-374". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Retrieved 6 May 2007.
- "LST-374 / ARL-47 Minerva". Amphibious Photo Archive. Retrieved 6 May 2007.
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