USS LST-932

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USS LST-932 San Francisco Bay June 1946.jpg
USS LST-932 under way while entering San Francisco Bay, c. June 1946.
History
United States
Name: LST-932
Builder: Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Hingham, Massachusetts
Yard number: 3402[1]
Laid down: 21 June 1944
Launched: 22 July 1944
Commissioned: 15 August 1944
Decommissioned: 26 June 1946
Struck: 31 July 1946
Identification:
Honors and
awards:
Bronze-service-star-3d.png 3 × battle star
Fate: Sold for operation, 29 March 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
Operations:
Awards:

USS LST-932 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-932 was laid down on 21 June 1944, at Hingham, Massachusetts, by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard; launched on 22 July 1944; and commissioned on 15 August 1944,[3] with Lieutenant William F. Jerome, USNR, in command.[2]

Service history[edit]

During World War II, LST-932 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the Lingayen Gulf landings in January 1945, the Mindanao Island landings in April and May 1945,[3] and the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto in May and June 1945.[2]

Following the war, she performed occupation duty in the Far East and saw service in China until mid-February 1946. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 24 June 1946, and struck from the Navy list on 31 July, that same year. On 29 March 1948, the ship was sold to the Standard Oil Co., for operation.[3]

Awards[edit]

LST-932 earned three battle star for World War II service.[3]

Notes[edit]

Citations[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

Online resources

  • "LST-932". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Naval History and Heritage Command. Retrieved 31 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 31 May 2017.
  • "USS LST-932". Navsource.org. 6 November 2015. Retrieved 31 May 2017.

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