USS LST-982 high and dry on Omaha Beach in November 1944.
|Builder:||Boston Navy Yard|
|Laid down:||22 December 1943|
|Launched:||10 February 1944|
|Sponsored by:||Mrs. Orrin R. Hewitt|
|Commissioned:||19 March 1944|
|Decommissioned:||25 April 1946|
|Struck:||19 July 1946|
|2 × battle stars|
|Fate:||Sold, 5 December 1947|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type:||LST-542-class tank landing ship|
|Length:||328 ft (100 m) oa|
|Beam:||50 ft (15 m)|
|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 |
|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|
|Part of:||LST Flotilla 36 (Pacific service)|
LST-982 was laid down on 22 December 1943, at the Boston Navy Yard; launched on 10 February 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Orrion R. Hewitt; and commissioned on 19 March 1944, Lieutenant (junior grade) W.A. Breen, Jr., USNR, in command.
During World War II, LST-982 was assigned to the European Theater and participated in the invasion of Normandy in June 1944. Transferred to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater, she engaged in the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto in May and June 1945.
Following the war, she performed occupation duty in the Far East and saw service in China until mid-April 1946. The ship was decommissioned on 25 April 1946, and struck from the Navy list on 19 July 1946. On 5 December 1947, she was sold to Bosey, Philippines.
- Photo gallery of USS LST-982 at NavSource Naval History