|Builder:||Missouri Valley Bridge and Iron Company, Evansville, Indiana|
|Laid down:||14 April 1944|
|Launched:||22 May 1944|
|Sponsored by:||Mrs. L. J. Prues, Jr.|
|Commissioned:||9 June 1944|
|Decommissioned:||14 May 1946|
|Struck:||19 June 1946|
|2 × battle stars|
|Fate:||sold for scrapping, 31 December 1948|
|Class and type:||LST-542-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 st (22,000–27,000 lb; 10,000–12,000 kg) cargo depending on mission|
|Troops:||16 officers, 147 enlisted men|
|Complement:||13 officers, 104 enlisted men|
Construction and commissioning
LST-570 was laid down on 14 April 1944 at Evansville, Indiana, by the Missouri Valley Bridge and Iron Company. She was launched on 22 May 1944, sponsored by Mrs. L. J. Prues, Jr., and commissioned on 9 June 1944 with Lieutenant Frank A. Neun in command.
Following the war, LST-570 performed occupation duty in the Far East. and saw service in China until mid-November 1945. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 14 May 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 19 June that same year. On 31 December 1948, the ship was sold to the Patapsco Scrap Corp., Baltimore, Maryland.
Honors and awards
- Online sources
- "LST-570". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Naval History and Heritage Command. Retrieved 12 August 2016. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
- "USS LST-570". NavSource Online. 19 December 2014. Retrieved 12 August 2016.
- "Convoy FCM.21". Arnold Hague Convoy Database. Retrieved 18 August 2016.
- Photo gallery of USS LST-570 at NavSource Naval History