|Career (United States)|
|Builder:||Boston Navy Yard|
|Laid down:||10 February 1944|
|Launched:||27 March 1944|
|Commissioned:||6 May 1944|
|Decommissioned:||3 May 1946|
|5 battle stars (World War II)|
|Fate:||Transferred to the Republic of China, 1946|
|Career (Republic of China)|
|Fate:||believed sunk by torpedo boats of the People's Liberation Army Navy|
|Class and type:||LST-542-class tank landing ship|
LST-991 was laid down on 26 February 1944 at the Boston Navy Yard; launched on 27 March 1944; sponsored by Dorothy Ann Govostes; and commissioned on 6 May 1944, with Lieutenant Randall R. Shake, USNR, in command.
- Capture and occupation of southern Palau Islands — September and October 1944
- Leyte landings — October and November 1944
- Lingayen Gulf landings — January 1945
- Zambales-Subic Bay — January 1945
- Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto — April through June 1945
Following the war, LST-991 performed occupation duty in the Far East and saw service in China. Decommissioned on 3 May 1946, at Shanghai, she was transferred to the U.S. Department of State for immediate transfer to the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Commission for service in Republic of China.
LST-991 earned five battle stars for World War II service.
- Photo gallery of USS LST-991 at NavSource Naval History
- This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.