USS LST-477

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LST-477 30 March 1943.jpg
USS LST-477, underway, 30 March 1943, location unknown.
History
United States
Name: LST-477
Ordered: as a Type S3-M-K2 hull, MCE hull 997[1]
Builder: Permanente Metals Corporation, Yard No. 4, Richmond, California
Cost: $1,711,380.19[2]
Yard number: 32[1]
Way number: 2[2]
Laid down: 12 August 1942
Launched: 29 October 1942
Sponsored by: Mrs. Mary K. McNeil
Commissioned: 19 February 1943
Decommissioned: 25 April 1946
Reclassified: Landing Ship Tank (Hospital) LST(H)-477, 15 September 1945
Identification:
Honors and
awards:
Bronze-service-star-3d.png 4 × battle stars
Fate: assigned to Commander Naval Forces Far East
Japan
Operator: Shipping Control Authority for Japan
In service: 25 April 1946
Out of service: date unknown
Renamed: Q091
Fate: returned to USN
United States
Struck: 28 August 1947
Fate: sold for scrapping, 27 March 1948
General characteristics [3]
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 5
Operations:
Awards:

USS LST-477/LST(H)-477 was a United States Navy LST-1-class tank landing ship used in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater during World War II.

Construction[edit]

LST-477 was laid down on 12 August 1942, under Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 997, by Kaiser Shipyards, Yard No. 4, Richmond, California; launched on 29 October 1942, sponsored by Mrs. Mary K. McNeil; and commissioned on 19 February 1943,[1] with Lieutenant Josiah K. Adams Jr., USNR, in command.[4]

Service history[edit]

During the war, LST-477 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater. She took part in the Gilbert Islands operation November and December 1943; the Occupation of Kwajalein and Majuro Atolls in February 1944; the Battle of Guam in July 1944; and the Battle of Iwo Jima in February 1945.[4]

Post-war service[edit]

Following the war, LST-477 was redesignated LST(H)-477 on 15 September 1945. She performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid-February 1946. Upon her return to the United States and struck from the Navy list on 28 August 1947. On 27 March 1948, the ship was sold to the Consolidated Builders, Inc., Seattle, Washington, and subsequently scrapped.[4]

Honors and awards[edit]

LST-477 earned four battle stars and the Navy Unit Commendation for her World War II service.[4]

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