USS LST-931

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USS LST-931 San Francisco Bay 1945-1946.jpg
USS LST-931 in San Francisco Bay, c. 1945–1946.
History
United States
Name: LST-931
Builder: Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Hingham, Massachusetts
Yard number: 3401[1]
Laid down: 13 June 1944
Launched: 19 July 1944
Commissioned: 11 August 1944
Decommissioned: 26 June 1946
Reclassified: Landing Ship Tank (Hospital), 15 September 1945
Struck: 31 July 1946
Identification:
Honors and
awards:
Bronze-service-star-3d.png 2 × battle star
Fate: Sold for scrapping, 12 June 1948
General characteristics [2]
Class and type: LST-542-class tank landing ship
Displacement:
  • 1,625 long tons (1,651 t) (light)
  • 4,080 long tons (4,145 t) (full (seagoing draft with 1,675 short tons (1,520 t) load)
  • 2,366 long tons (2,404 t) (beaching)
Length: 328 ft (100 m) oa
Beam: 50 ft (15 m)
Draft:
  • Unloaded: 2 ft 4 in (0.71 m) forward; 7 ft 6 in (2.29 m) aft
  • Full load: 8 ft 3 in (2.51 m) forward; 14 ft 1 in (4.29 m) aft
  • Landing with 500 short tons (450 t) load: 3 ft 11 in (1.19 m) forward; 9 ft 10 in (3.00 m) aft
  • Limiting 11 ft 2 in (3.40 m)
  • Maximum navigation 14 ft 1 in (4.29 m)
Installed power:
Propulsion:
Speed: 11.6 kn (21.5 km/h; 13.3 mph)
Range: 24,000 nmi (44,000 km; 28,000 mi) at 9 kn (17 km/h; 10 mph) while displacing 3,960 long tons (4,024 t)
Boats & landing
craft carried:
2 x LCVPs
Capacity: 1,600–1,900 short tons (3,200,000–3,800,000 lb; 1,500,000–1,700,000 kg) cargo depending on mission
Troops: 16 officers, 147 enlisted men
Complement: 13 officers, 104 enlisted men
Armament:
Service record
Part of: LST Flotilla 21
Operations:
Awards:

USS LST-931/LST(H)-931 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.

Construction[edit]

LST-931 was laid down on 13 June 1944, at Hingham, Massachusetts, by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard; launched on 19 July 1944; and commissioned on 11 August 1944,[3] with Lieutenant Joseph A. Romig, USNR, in command.[2]

Service history[edit]

During World War II, LST-931 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 from April through June 1945.[3]

On 15 September 1945, she was redesignated LST(H)-931 and performed occupation duty in the Far East until late October 1945. The tank landing ship was decommissioned on 26 June 1946, and struck from the Navy list on 31 July, that same year. On 12 June 1948, she was sold to the Walter W. Johnson Co., for scrapping.[3]

Awards[edit]

LST-931 earned two battle star for World War II service.[3]

Notes[edit]

Citations[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

Online resources

  • "LST-931". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Naval History and Heritage Command. Retrieved 27 May 2017. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  • "Bethlehem-Hingham, Hingham MA". www.ShipbuildingHistory.com. 11 August 2011. Retrieved 27 May 2017.
  • "USS LST-931". Navsource.org. 17 February 2017. Retrieved 27 May 2017.

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