USS LST-814

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History
United States
Name: USS LST-814
Builder: Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co., Evansville, Indiana
Laid down: 25 August 1944
Launched: 4 October 1944
Commissioned: 27 October 1944
Decommissioned: 16 April 1946
Struck: 8 May 1946
Honours and
awards:
1 battle star (World War II)
Fate: Sunk, 12 August 1946
General characteristics
Class and type: LST-542-class tank landing ship
Displacement:
  • 1,490 long tons (1,514 t) light
  • 4,080 long tons (4,145 t) full
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
Propulsion: 2 × General Motors 12-567 diesel engines, two shafts
Speed: 10.8 knots (20.0 km/h; 12.4 mph)
Complement: 7 officers, 104 enlisted men
Armament:

USS LST-814 was an LST-542-class tank landing ship in the United States Navy. Like many of her class, she was not named and is properly referred to by her hull designation.

LST-814 was laid down on 25 August 1944 at Evansville, Indiana, by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co.; launched on 4 October 1944; sponsored by Mrs. William B. Fletcher; and commissioned on 27 October 1944.

Service history[edit]

During World War II, LST-814 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto from March through May 1945. Following the end of the war, in September 1945, LST-814 performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid-April 1946. During this period, she was severely damaged during a beaching operation off Sasebo, Japan, on 30 December 1945. The tank landing ship was decommissioned on 16 April 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 8 May that same year. LST-814 was later sunk on 12 August 1946.

LST-814 earned one battle star for World War II service.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LST-814". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Naval Historical Center. 2008-11-14.

This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.