|Ordered:||as a Type S3-M-K2 hull, MCE hull 971|
|Builder:||Kaiser Shipbuilding Company, Vancouver, Washington|
|Laid down:||20 July 1942|
|Launched:||6 October 1942|
|Commissioned:||12 January 1943|
|Decommissioned:||22 July 1946|
|5 × battle stars|
|Fate:||sold for scrapping, 11 December 1947|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||LST-1-class tank landing ship|
|Length:||328 ft (100 m) oa|
|Beam:||50 ft (15 m)|
|Speed:||12 kn (22 km/h; 14 mph)|
|Range:||24,000 nmi (44,000 km; 28,000 mi) at 9 kn (17 km/h; 10 mph) while displacing 3,960 long tons (4,024 t)|
|Boats & landing |
|2 x LCVPs|
|Capacity:||1,600–1,900 short tons (3,200,000–3,800,000 lb; 1,500,000–1,700,000 kg) cargo depending on mission|
|Troops:||16 officers, 147 enlisted men|
|Complement:||13 officers, 104 enlisted men|
|Part of:||LST Flotilla 3|
LST-451 was laid down on 20 July 1942, under Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 971, by Kaiser Shipyards, Vancouver, Washington; launched on 6 October 1942; and commissioned on 21 January 1943, with Lieutenant Harry Swartz, USNR in command.
During the war, LST-451 was assigned to the Pacific Theater of Operations. She took part in the capture and occupation of Saipan in June and July 1944; the Tinian capture and occupation in July 1944; the Battle of Leyte landings October 1944; the Lingayen Gulf landings January 1945; and the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto April 1945.
Following the war, LST-451 performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid-February 1946. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 22 July 1946, and struck from the Navy list on 25 September, that same year. On 11 December 1947, the tank landing ship was sold to the Learner Co., Oakland, California, and subsequently scrapped.
Honors and awards
- "LST-451". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Naval History and Heritage Command. Retrieved 2 April 2017. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
- "Kaiser Vancouver, Vancouver WA". www.ShipbuildingHistory.com. 27 November 2010. Retrieved 2 April 2017.
- "USS LST-451". Navsource.org. 9 October 2015. Retrieved 2 April 2017.
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