USS LST-484

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USS LST-484 at anchor, location unknown, circa 1945-46.
USS LST-484, at anchor, location unknown, c. 1945–1946.
History
United States
Name: LST-484
Ordered: as a Type S3-M-K2 hull, MCE hull 1004[1]
Builder: Permanente Metals Corporation, Richmond, California
Yard number: 39[1]
Laid down: 28 September 1942
Launched: 2 January 1943
Commissioned: 23 April 1943
Decommissioned: 27 July 1946
Struck: 28 August 1946
Identification:
Honors and
awards:
Silver-service-star-3d.png 5 × battle stars
Fate: Sold for scrap, 13 December 1947
General characteristics [2]
Class and type: LST-1-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 2 in (2.49 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
Installed power:
Propulsion:
Speed: 12 kn (22 km/h; 14 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 13
Operations:
Awards:

USS LST-484 was an LST-1-class tank landing ship built for the United States Navy during World War II. Like many of her class, she was not named and is properly referred to by her hull designation.

Construction[edit]

LST-484 was laid down on 28 September 1942, under Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 1004, by Kaiser Shipyards, Yard No. 4, Richmond, California; launched on 2 January 1943; and commissioned on 23 April 1943,[1] with Lieutenant Commander Felton B. Schwenner in command.[2]

Service history[edit]

During World War II, LST-484 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following operations: Gilbert Islands operation November and December 1943; the Battle of Kwajalein in February 1944; the Battle of Eniwetok in February and March 1944; the Battle of Saipan June and July 1944; the Battle of Tinian in July 1944; and the Battle of Okinawa from March to June 1945.[3]

Post-war service[edit]

Following the war, LST-484 performed occupation duty in the Far East from 8 January 1946, until 20 February 1946. Upon her return to the United States, she was decommissioned on 27 July 1946, and struck from the Navy list on 28 August 1946, on 13 December 1947, she was sold to Kaiser Steel, Seattle, Washington, and subsequently scrapped.[3]

Awards[edit]

LST-484 earned five battle stars for World War II service.[3]

Commanding officers[edit]

This is a list of commanding officers of LST-484:[2]

  • Lieutenant Felton Bonepart Schwenner (23 April 1943 – 30 June 1944)
  • Lieutenant junior grade Francis Corby Jr. (30 June 1944 – 12 December 1944)
  • Lieutenant Harold Albert Ringelberg (12 December 1945 – 17 July 1945)
  • Lieutenant James Oliver Wildes (17 July 1945 – 15 January 1946)
  • Lieutenant junior grade John Edward Warthen Jr. (15 January 1946 – 27 July 1946)

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