USS LST-712

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History
Name: USS LST-712
Builder: Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Co., Jeffersonville, Indiana
Laid down: 22 May 1944
Launched: 7 July 1944
Commissioned: 2 August 1944
Decommissioned: 20 May 1946
Struck: 28 August 1946
Honors and
awards:
2 battle stars (World War II)
Fate: Sold for scrapping, 27 May 1948
General characteristics
Class and type: LST-542-class tank landing ship
Displacement:
  • 1,625 long tons (1,651 t) light
  • 3,640 long tons (3,698 t) full
Length: 328 ft (100 m)
Beam: 50 ft (15 m)
Draft:
  • Unloaded :
  • 2 ft 4 in (0.71 m) forward
  • 7 ft 6 in (2.29 m) aft
  • Loaded :
  • 8 ft 2 in (2.49 m) forward
  • 14 ft 1 in (4.29 m) aft
Propulsion: 2 × General Motors 12-567 diesel engines, two shafts, twin rudders
Speed: 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)
Boats & landing
craft carried:
2 × LCVPs
Troops: 8-10 officers, 89-100 enlisted men
Complement: Approximately 130 officers and enlisted men
Armament:

USS LST-712 was a LST-542-class tank landing ship built for the United States Navy during World War II.

The ship was laid down on 22 May 1944 at the Jefferson Boat & Machine Company in Jeffersonville, Indiana; launched on 7 July 1944, sponsored by Mrs. Elma Mae Goodhue, and commissioned on 2 August 1944.

Service history[edit]

During World War II, LST-712 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. It participated in two operations: the invasion of Lingayen Gulf in January 1945, and the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, which took place from April to June 1945. Following the war, LST-712 performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid-December 1945.

She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 20 May 1946, and struck from the Navy List on 28 August that same year. On 27 May 1948, the ship was sold to the Basalt Rock Company of Napa, California, and subsequently scrapped.

Awards[edit]

USS LST-712 earned two battle stars for World War II service.

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