|Builder:||Missouri Valley Bridge and Iron Company, Evansville, Indiana|
|Laid down:||17 March 1944|
|Launched:||11 May 1944|
|Sponsored by:||Mrs. George C. Martin|
|Commissioned:||29 May 1944|
|Decommissioned:||15 March 1946|
|In service:||with Military Sea Transportation Service and Military Sealift Command as USNS LST-566 (T-LST-566) 1952-1973|
|Struck:||1 November 1973|
|Name:||BPR Lanao Del Norte (LST-504)|
|Fate:||Abandoned near Pag-Asa Island, Kalayaan Islands|
|Class and type:||LST-542-class LST|
|Length:||328 ft (100 m)|
|Beam:||50 ft (15 m)|
|Propulsion:||Two diesel engines, two shafts|
|Complement:||7 officers, 204 enlisted|
USS LST-566 was a United States Navy LST-542-class tank landing ship in commission from 1944 to 1946. From 1952 to 1973, she served in a non-commissioned status in the Military Sea Transportation Service and the Military Sealift Command as USNS LST-566 (T-LST-566).
Construction and commissioning
LST-566 was laid down on 17 March 1944 at Evansville, Indiana, by the Missouri Valley Bridge and Iron Company. launched on 11 May 1944; sponsored by Mrs. George C. Martin; and commissioned on 29 May 1944.
LST-566 saw no combat action in World War II. Following World War II, LST-566 performed occupation duty in the Far East and saw service in China until early March 1946. She was decommissioned on 11 March 1946.
On 31 March 1952, LST-566 was transferred to the Military Sea Transportation Service—from 1970 the Military Sealift Command—which placed her in non-commissioned service as USNS LST-566 (T-LST-566) until she was stricken from the Navy List on 1 November 1973.
Transfer to the Philippines
- 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.