USS LST-30

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USS LST-30 San Francisco Bay 1945-1946.jpg
USS LST-30 in San Francisco Bay, c. 1945-1946.
History
United States
Name: LST-30
Builder: Dravo Corporation, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Laid down: 12 January 1943
Launched: 3 May 1943
Sponsored by: Mrs. C. B. Jansen
Commissioned: 3 July 1943
Decommissioned: 6 March 1946
Struck: 8 May 1946
Identification:
Honors and
awards:
Bronze-service-star-3d.png 1 × battle star
Fate: Sold for merchant service, 2 April 1946
Status: Fate unknown
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: Invasion of Normandy (6–25 June 1944)
Awards:

USS LST-30 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-30 was laid down on 12 January 1943, at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, by the Dravo Corporation; launched on 3 May 1943; sponsored by Mrs. C. B. Jansen;[2] and commissioned on 10 July 1943, with Lieutenant William W. Ennis, USNR, in command.[1]

Service history[edit]

Records indicate LST-30 traveled from Halifax, Nova Scotia, in Convoy SC 144 on 11 October 1943, arriving in Liverpool, England, on 27 October 1943.[3]

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

She departed Liverpool, on 11 May 1945, with Convoy ONS 50 arriving in Halifax, on 29 May 1945.[4]

Postwar career[edit]

LST-30 was decommissioned on 6 March 1946, and was struck from the Navy list on 8 May 1946. On 2 April 1946, she was sold to the W. Horace Williams Company, of New Orleans, Louisiana.[2]

Awards[edit]

LST-30 earned one battle star for her World War II service.[2]

References[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • "LST-30". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Naval History and Heritage Command. 1 June 2015. Retrieved 7 September 2017.  This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  • "USS LST-30". NavSource Online. 4 July 2014. Retrieved 7 September 2017. 
  • "Convoy SC.144". Arnold Hague Convoy Database. Retrieved 7 September 2017. 
  • "Convoy ONS.50". Arnold Hague Convoy Database. Retrieved 7 September 2017. 

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