USS LST-1072

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USNS LST-1072 1950s.jpg
USNS LST-1072 photographed circa 1950s.
History
United States
Name: LST-1072
Builder: Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Hingham, Massachusetts
Yard number: 3462[1]
Laid down: 16 February 1945
Launched: 20 March 1945
Sponsored by: Mrs. Florence Mitchell
Commissioned: 12 April 1945
Decommissioned: 24 May 1946
Struck: 23 June 1947
Identification:
Fate: Laid up in reserve
Status: Transferred to the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS), 2 April 1951
United States
Name: T-LST-1072
Acquired: 2 April 1951
Struck: 20 June 1975
Identification: Hull symbol: T-LST-1066
Fate: Transferred to the Philippine Navy, 13 September 1976
PhilippinesRepublic of the Philippines
Name: Tawi Tawi
Namesake: The Province of Tawi Tawi
Acquired: 13 September 1976
Identification: Hull symbol: LT-512
Fate: Scrapped, date unknown
General characteristics [2]
Class and type: LST-542-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 3 in (2.51 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
  • Limiting 11 ft 2 in (3.40 m)
  • Maximum navigation 14 ft 1 in (4.29 m)
Installed power:
Propulsion:
Speed: 11.6 kn (21.5 km/h; 13.3 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 34
Awards:

USS LST-1072 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.

Construction[edit]

LST-1072 was laid down on 16 February 1945, at Hingham, Massachusetts, by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard; launched on 20 March 1945; sponsored by Mrs. Florence Mitchell; and commissioned on 16 March 1945,[3] Lieutenant Carlyle E. Trabant, USNR, in command.[2]

Service history[edit]

Following World War II, LST-1072 performed occupation duty in the Far East until early December 1945. She was transferred to the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) on 2 April 1951, where she operated as USNS T-LST-1072.[3] The ship was transferred to the Philippines, under the Security Assistance Program, on 13 September 1976. She was renamed Tawi Tawi (LT-512) and commissioned into the Philippine Navy. She was scrapped at an unknown date.[2]

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