USS LST-884

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History
Name: USS LST-884
Builder: Dravo Corporation, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Laid down: 23 July 1944
Launched: 30 September 1944
Commissioned: 10 October 1945
Decommissioned: 16 February 1946
Struck: 21 May 1946
Honours and
awards:
2 battle stars (World War II)
Fate: Sunk, 6 May 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-884 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-884 was laid down on 23 July 1944 at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, by the Dravo Corporation; launched on 30 September 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Michael Durkin; and commissioned on 10 October 1944.

Service history[edit]

During World War II, LST-884 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the assault and occupation of Iwo Jima in February 1945 and the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto in April 1945. Due to extensive damage resulting from a kamikaze attack on 1 April 1945, LST-884 was decommissioned on 16 February 1946, and her hulk was sunk on 6 May 1946. The ship was struck from the Navy list on 21 May 1946.

LST-884 earned two battle stars for World War II service.

References[edit]

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

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