|Builder:||Chicago Bridge and Iron Company, Seneca, Illinois|
|Laid down:||2 December 1943|
|Launched:||7 April 1944|
|Sponsored by:||Mrs. John Pirok|
|Commissioned:||24 April 1944|
|Decommissioned:||11 January 1946|
|In service:||With Military Sea Transportation Service as USNS LST-607 (T-LST-607) from 31 March 1952|
|Fate:||Transferred to Philippine Navy 13 September 1976|
|Struck:||1 November 1973|
|Name:||BRP Leyte del Sur|
|Acquired:||13 September 1976|
|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-607 was a United States Navy LST-542-class tank landing ship in commission from 1944 to 1946. She later served in a non-commissioned status in the Military Sea Transportation Service as USNS LST-607 (T-LST-607).
Construction and commissioning
LST-607 was laid down on 2 December 1943 at Seneca Illinois, by the Chicago Bridge and Iron Company. She was launched on 7 April 1944, sponsored by Mrs. John Pirok;, and commissioned on 24 April 1944.
World War II service
On 31 March 1952, LST-607 was transferred to the Military Sea Transportation Service, in which she served as USNS LST-607 (T-LST-607).
USNS LST-607 was transferred to the Philippine Navy on 13 September 1976. Her later fate is unknown.
Awards and honors
LST-607 earned one battle star for World War II service.
- This ship made a brief(at approximately 59:24) appearance in a scene from the 1977 biographical movie MacArthur (film).
- Friedman, Norman (2002). US Amphibious Ships and Craft: An Illustrated Design History. Naval Institute Press. ISBN 1-55750-250-1.