USS LST-982

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USS LST-982 Omaha Beach November 1944.jpg
USS LST-982 high and dry on Omaha Beach in November 1944.
History
Name: LST-982
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
Identification:
Honors and
awards:
Bronze-service-star-3d.png 2 × battle stars
Fate: Sold, 5 December 1947
General characteristics [1]
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 36 (Pacific service)
Operations:
Awards:

USS LST-982 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-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.

Service history[edit]

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.[2]

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.[2]

LST-982 earned two battle stars for World War II service.[2]

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