|Builder:||Missouri Valley Bridge and Iron Company, Evansville, Indiana|
|Laid down:||24 December 1943|
|Launched:||19 February 1944|
|Sponsored by:||Mrs. Harold Jourdan|
|Commissioned:||30 March 1944|
|Decommissioned:||28 February 1946|
|Struck:||31 October 1947|
|Fate:||Sold for scrapping 26 May 1948|
|Class and type:||LST-542-class tank landing ship|
|Length:||328 ft (100 m)|
|Beam:||50 ft (15 m)|
|Installed power:||1,800 horsepower (1.34 megawatts)|
|Propulsion:||Two 900-horsepower (0.67-megawatt) General Motors 12-567 diesel engines, two shafts, twin rudders|
|Speed:||12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)|
|Boats & landing
|2 x LCVPs|
|Troops:||16 officers and 147 enlisted men|
|Complement:||7 officers, 104 enlisted men|
Construction and commissioning
LST-547 was laid down on 24 December 1943 at Evansville, Indiana, by the Missouri Valley Bridge and Iron Company. She was launched on 19 February 1944, sponsored by Mrs. Harold Jourdan, and commissioned on 30 March 1944.
Decommissioning and disposal
LST-547 was decommissioned on 28 February 1946 and stricken from the Navy List on 31 October 1947. On 26 May 1948, she was sold to the Bethlehem Steel Company of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, for scrapping.
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.
- NavSource Online: Amphibious Photo Archive LST-547