|Builder:||Missouri Valley Bridge and Iron Company, Evansville, Indiana|
|Laid down:||20 December 1943|
|Launched:||16 February 1944|
|Sponsored by:||Mrs. W. J. Barbrick|
|Commissioned:||27 March 1944|
|Decommissioned:||Sometime between January 1946 and March 1952|
|Notes:||In non-commissioned service with Military Sea Transportation Service and Military Sealift Command as USNS LST-546 (T-LST-546) 31 March 1952-15 July 1972|
|Name:||RPS Surigao Del Sur|
|Fate:||Sold for Scrap|
|Class and type:||LST-542-class LST|
|Length:||328 ft (100 m)|
|Beam:||50 ft (15 m)|
|Propulsion:||Two diesel engines, two shafts|
|Range:||24,000 nautical miles (44,448 kilometerss) at 9 knots while displacing 3,960 tons|
|Boats & landing
|2 x LCVPs|
|Capacity:||1,600-1,900 tons cargo depending on mission|
|Troops:||16 officers, 147 enlisted men|
|Complement:||7 officers, 104 enlisted men|
USS LST-546 was a United States Navy LST-542-class tank landing ship in commission from 1944 to sometime between 1946 and 1952. From 1952 until 1972 she served in a non-commissioned status in the Military Sea Transportation Service and Military Sealift Command as USNS LST-546 (T-LST-546).
LST-546 was laid down on 20 December 1943 at Evansville, Indiana, by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co; launched on 16 February 1944; sponsored by Mrs. W. J. Barbrick; and commissioned on 27 March 1944, Lt. William D. Silkworth in command.
LST-546 was decommissioned sometime between 1946 and 31 March 1952, but the exact date awaits further research.
Service as USNS LST-546
On 31 March 1952, LST-546 was transferred to the Military Sea Transportation Service, later the Military Sealift Command, where she served in a non-commissioned status as USNS LST-546 until 15 July 1972.
Transfer to the Philippines
On 15 July 1972, LST-546 was taken out of service and transferred under lease to the Republic of the Philippines. The Philippines purchased her outright in 1980. In the Philippine Navy, she served as BRP Surigao del Sur. Her final disposition is unknown.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- Friedman, Norman (2002). US Amphibious Ships and Craft: An Illustrated Design History. Naval Institute Press. ISBN 1-55750-250-1.