USS LST-476, in a floating dry dock, c. 1945, location unknown. Note the movie screen on the starboard side of the main deck.
|Ordered:||as a Type S3-M-K2 hull, MCE hull 996|
|Builder:||Permanente Metals Corporation, Yard No. 4, Richmond, California|
|Laid down:||5 August 1942|
|Launched:||10 October 1942|
|Sponsored by:||Mrs. D.T. Williams|
|Commissioned:||4 April 1943|
|Decommissioned:||12 February 1946|
|5 × battle stars|
|Fate:||assigned to Commander Naval Forces Far East|
|Operator:||Shipping Control Authority for Japan|
|In service:||12 February 1946|
|Out of service:||date unknown|
|Struck:||31 October 1947|
|Fate:||transferred to Maritime Administration (MARAD), 20 April 1948|
|Status:||sold for scrapping, 1 June 1948|
|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 5|
LST-476 was laid down on 5 August 1942, under Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 996, by Kaiser Shipyards, Yard No. 4, Richmond, California; launched on 10 October 1942, sponsored by Mrs. D.T. Williams; and commissioned on 4 April 1943, with Lieutenant William J. Steffens, USNR in command.
During the war, LST-476 was assigned to the Pacific Theater of Operations. She took part in the Gilbert Islands operation, December 1943; the Occupation of Kwajalein and Majuro Atolls in February 1944; the Battle of Hollandia in April 1944; the Battle of Guam in July and August 1944; and the Battle of Sansapor in August 1944.
Following the war, LST-476 performed occupation duty in the Far East until February 1946. Upon her return to the United States, she was decommissioned on 12 February 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 31 October 1947. On 1 June 1948, the ship was sold to the Puget Sound Bridge & Dredging Company, Seattle, Washington.
Honors and awards
- "LST-476". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Naval History and Heritage Command. Retrieved 1 February 2017. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
- "Kaiser Permanente No. 4, Richmond CA". www.ShipbuildingHistory.com. 5 February 2014. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
- "USS LST-476". Navsource.org. 15 July 2016. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
- "MC-996". Retrieved 19 November 2017.
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