USS LST-28

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USS LST-28 moored pierside, with YW-107 alongside, date and location unknown.
History
United States
Name: LST-28
Builder: Dravo Corporation, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Laid down: 8 December 1942
Launched: 19 April 1943
Sponsored by: Mrs. Michael Torick
Commissioned: 19 June 1943
Decommissioned: 16 August 1946
Struck: 29 October 1946
Identification:
Honors and
awards:
Bronze-service-star-3d.png 2 × battle stars
Fate: sold for scrapping, 19 May 1948
General characteristics [1]
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
Operations: Normandy landings (6–25 June 1944)
Awards:

USS LST-28 was a United States Navy LST-1-class tank landing ship used exclusively in the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater 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-28 was laid down on 8 December 1942, at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, by the Dravo Corporation; launched on 19 April 1943; sponsored by Mrs. Michael Torick;[2] and commissioned on 19 June 1943, with Lieutenant William N. Finley Jr., USNR, in command.[1]

Service history[edit]

There are records that indicate she traveled from Oran, Algeria, joining Convoy MKS 46 sometime after 9 April 1944,[3] arriving in Gibraltar on 21 April 1944. She departed Gibraltar on 22 April 1944, with Convoy MKS 46G[4] to rendezvous with Convoy SL 155 on April 23 1944, arriving in Liverpool on 3 May 1944.[5]

She participated in the Normandy invasion, June 1944.[2]

She sailed from St. Helen's Roads, 21 March 1945, arriving in Le Havre, the same day, in Convoy WVL 109.[6] She again left St. Helen's Roads, on 30 April 1945, arriving in Le Havre, the next day, 1 May 1945, in Convoy WVC 138.[7]

Postwar career[edit]

LST-28 was decommissioned on 16 August 1946, and was struck from the Navy list on 29 October 1946. On 19 May 1948, she was sold to George H. Nutman, of Brooklyn, New York, for scrapping.[2]

Awards[edit]

LST-28 earned two battle stars for her World War II service.[2]

References[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • "LST-28". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Navy Department, Naval History & Heritage Command. 30 July 2015. Retrieved 20 August 2017.  This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  • "USS LST-28". NavSource Online. 10 March 2017. Retrieved 20 August 2017. 
  • "Convoy MKS.46". Arnold Hague Convoy Database. Retrieved 20 August 2017. 
  • "Convoy MKS.46G". Arnold Hague Convoy Database. Retrieved 20 August 2017. 
  • "Convoy SL.155/MKS.46". Arnold Hague Convoy Database. Retrieved 20 August 2017. 
  • "Convoy WVC.138". Arnold Hague Convoy Database. Retrieved 20 August 2017. 
  • "Convoy WVL.109". Arnold Hague Convoy Database. Retrieved 20 August 2017. 

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