USS LST-964

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History
United States
Name: LST-964
Builder: Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Hingham, Massachusetts
Yard number: 3434[1]
Laid down: 24 October 1944
Launched: 22 November 1944
Commissioned: 16 December 1944
Decommissioned: 27 June 1946
Struck: 15 August 1946
Identification:
Fate: Sold for conversion to merchant service, 17 January 1947
ArgentinaArgentina
Name: San Juan Bosco
Owner: Compania Naviera SA and Commercial Perez Companc
Route: Belém, Pará, Brazil to Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
Fate: Sold
 
Name: Ionian Sea
Owner: The Carrier Co.
Fate: Sold, 1974
BrazilBrazil
Owner: Dalmine Deguara Siderca Company, Campana, Brazil
Status: Fate unknown
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 31
Awards:

USS LST-964 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-964 was laid down on 24 October 1944, at Hingham, Massachusetts, by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard; launched on 22 November 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Ailene Borland; and commissioned on 16 December 1944.[3]

Service history[edit]

Following the war, she performed occupation duty in the Far East and saw service in China until early April 1946. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 27 June 1946, and struck from the Navy list on 15 August, that same year. On 17 January 1947, the ship was sold to Campania Naviera y Commercial Perez Compano S.A. for operation.[3]

She was later sold to the Carrier Company and renamed Ionian Sea. In 1974, she was again sold, to Dalmine Deguara Siderca Company at Campana, Brazil, on the Paraná River.[2]

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Bibliography[edit]

Online resources

  • "LST-964". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Naval History and Heritage Command. 4 August 2015. Retrieved 20 June 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 20 June 2017.
  • "USS LST-964". Navsource.org. 22 March 2013. Retrieved 20 June 2017.

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