|Laid down||[27 March 1944|
|Launched||2 May 1944|
|Commissioned||23 May 1944|
|Decommissioned||22 April 1947|
|Stricken||8 May 1946|
|two battle stars|
|Class and type||LST-542-class LST|
|Length||328 ft (100 m)|
|Beam||50 ft (15 m)|
|Propulsion||Two diesel engines, two shafts|
|Complement||7 officers, 204 enlisted|
During World War II, LST-996 was assigned to the European theater and participated in the Operation Dragoon, the invasion of southern France, in August and September 1944. Transferred to the Asiatic-Pacific theater, she engaged in the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto in April through June 1945. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 22 April 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 8 May that same year. On 12 October 1947, the ship was sold to the Hugo Neu Steel Products Corp., New York City, N.Y., for scrapping.
LST-996 earned two battle stars for World War II service.
- Photo gallery of LST-996 at NavSource Naval History