USS LST-570

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History
United States
Name: LST-570
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
Identification:
Honors and
awards:
Bronze-service-star-3d.png 2 × battle stars
Fate: sold for scrapping, 31 December 1948
General characteristics
Class and type: LST-542-class tank landing ship
Displacement:
Length: 328 ft (100 m) oa
Beam: 50 ft (15 m)
Draft:
  • Unloaded: 2 ft 4 in (0.71 m) forward; 7 ft 6 in (2.29 m) aft
  • Full load: 8 ft 2 in (2.49 m) forward; 14 ft 1 in (4.29 m) aft
  • Landing with 500 short tons (450 t) load: 3 ft 11 in (1.19 m) forward; 9 ft 10 in (3.00 m) aft
Installed power:
Propulsion:
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
craft carried:
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
Armament:
Service record
Operations:
Awards:

USS LST-570 was a United States Navy LST-542-class tank landing ship used in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater during World War II.

Construction and commissioning[edit]

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[1] with Lieutenant Frank A. Neun in command.[2]

Service history[edit]

Commissioned too late to take part in the Normandy invasion, LST-570 still sailed for the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater before being assigned to the Pacific Theater of Operations.

Records indicate that on 2 July 1944, LST-570 sailed from Seine Bay, France, with 440 Prisoners of War, in Convoy FCM 21, arriving in Falmouth the next day.[3]

She took part in the Philippines campaign, participating in the Invasion of Lingayen Gulf in January 1945 and the Battle of Okinawa in April through June 1945.[1]

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.[1]

Honors and awards[edit]

LST-570 earned two battle stars for her World War II service.[1]


Notes[edit]

Citations


Bibliography[edit]

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.

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