USS LST-991

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Career (United States)
Name: USS LST-991
Builder: Boston Navy Yard
Laid down: 10 February 1944
Launched: 27 March 1944
Commissioned: 6 May 1944
Decommissioned: 3 May 1946
Honours and
awards:
5 battle stars (World War II)
Fate: Transferred to the Republic of China, 1946
Career (Republic of China)
Acquired: 1946
Fate: believed sunk by torpedo boats of the People's Liberation Army Navy
General characteristics
Class and type: LST-542-class tank landing ship

USS LST-991 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.

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.

Service history[edit]

During World War II, LST-991 was assigned to the Pacific theater and participated in the following operations:

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.

The ship is believed to have been torpedoed and sunk off of Quemoy Island by torpedo boats of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy.

LST-991 earned five battle stars for World War II service.

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