USS LST-828

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History
United States
Name: USS LST-828
Builder: Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co., Evansville, Indiana
Laid down: 13 October 1944
Launched: 22 November 1944
Commissioned: 13 December 1944
Decommissioned: 22 April 1947
Struck: 22 May 1947
Honours and
awards:
1 battle star (World War II)
Fate: Destroyed, 7 May 1947
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-828 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-828 was laid down on 13 October 1944 at Evansville, Indiana, by the Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co.; launched on 22 November 1944; sponsored by Mrs. David M. Hammond; and commissioned on 13 December 1944, Lt. Richard P. Trenbeth, USNR, in command.

Service history[edit]

During World War II, LST-828 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto from April through June 1945. Following the war, the ship performed occupation duty in the Far East until early January 1946. LST-828 was decommissioned on 22 April 1947. Usable equipment was removed, and the residual hulk was destroyed on 7 May 1947 in the Marianas. She was struck from the Navy list on 22 May 1947.

LST-828 earned one battle star for World War II service.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LST-828". 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.