USS LST-969

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History
United States
Name: LST-969
Builder: Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Hingham, Massachusetts
Yard number: 3439[1]
Laid down: 10 November 1944
Launched: 13 December 1944
Commissioned: 9 January 1945
Decommissioned: 12 July 1946
Struck: 15 August 1946
Identification:
Fate: Sold for operation, 25 April 1947
United StatesUnited States
Name: New York
Owner:
Route: New York City to Albany, New York
Acquired: 25 April 1947
Out of service: September 1955
Fate: Confiscated by US Marshals, September 1955
United StatesUnited States
Name: New York
Owner: McAllister Brothers
Acquired: September 1955
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-969 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-969 was laid down on 10 November 1944, at Hingham, Massachusetts, by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard; launched on 13 December 1944; and commissioned on 9 January 1945, with Lieutenant (junior grade) Albert R. Price in command.[3]

Service history[edit]

Following World War II, LST-969 performed logistic services between Hawaii and the west coast of the United States in 1945 and 1946, while assigned to the United States Pacific Fleet. She was decommissioned on 12 July 1946, and struck from the Navy list on 15 August, that same year. On 25 April 1947, the ship was sold to Trailer-ships, Inc., for operation.[3]

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Bibliography[edit]

Online resources

  • "LST-969". 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-969". Navsource.org. 27 May 2016. Retrieved 20 June 2017.

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