|Laid down:||8 April 1944|
|Launched:||14 May 1944|
|Commissioned:||29 June 1944|
|Decommissioned:||26 June 1946|
|Struck:||31 July 1946|
|one battle star|
|Name:||ARA Cabo San Francisco de Paula BDT-3|
|Acquired:||14 November 1948|
|Out of service:||1968|
|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|
LST-998 apparently did not see combat service during World War II.
Following World War II, LST-998 performed occupation duty in the Far East and saw service in China until late March 1946. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 26 June 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 31 July that same year. On 4 November 1948, the ship was sold to the Northwest Merchandising Service, renamed Don Ernesto and entered service in Argentina.
- Friedman, p. 574
- Friedman, Norman (2002). US Amphibious Ships and Craft: An Illustrated Design History. Naval Institute Press. ISBN 1-55750-250-1.
- Photo gallery of LST-998 at NavSource Naval History