USS LST-566

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History
United States
Name: USS LST-566
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
Fate:
  • Transferred to Philippines,
  • 13 September 1976
Struck: 1 November 1973
Flag of the Philippines.svgPhilippines
Name: BPR Lanao Del Norte (LST-504)
Acquired: 1972
Fate: Abandoned near Pag-Asa Island, Kalayaan Islands
General characteristics
Class and type: LST-542-class LST
Displacement:
  • 1,490 tons (light);
  • 4,080 tons (full load of 2,100 tons)
Length: 328 ft (100 m)
Beam: 50 ft (15 m)
Draft:
  • 8 ft (2.4 m) forward;
  • 14 ft 4 in (4.37 m) aft (full load)
Propulsion: Two diesel engines, two shafts
Speed:
  • 10.8 knots (20 km/h) (max);
  • 9 knots (17 km/h) (econ)
Complement: 7 officers, 204 enlisted
Armament:

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[edit]

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.

Service history[edit]

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[edit]

USNS LST-566 was transferred to the Philippine Navy on 13 September 1976. Her hulk was reported to be abandoned and aground in the Kalayaan Islands in the Spratly Islands in 2007.

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