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USS LST-483 and USS President Monroe (AP-104) docked at Adak, Alaska, 20 September 1943. As SeaBees load a barge with material for the airfield they are building at Tanaga Island.
LST-483 and President Monroe docked at Adak, Alaska, 20 September 1943. As SeaBees load a barge with material for the airfield they are building at Tanaga Island.
United States
Name: LST-483
Ordered: as a Type S3-M-K2 hull, MCE hull 1003[1]
Builder: Permanente Metals Corporation, Richmond, California
Yard number: 38[1]
Laid down: 21 September 1942
Launched: 30 December 1942
Commissioned: 3 May 1943
Decommissioned: 10 February 1946
Honors and
Bronze-service-star-3d.png 4 × battle stars
Fate: assigned to Commander Naval Forces Far East
Operator: Shipping Control Authority for Japan
In service: 10 February 1946
Out of service: unknown
Renamed: Q050
Fate: returned to USN
Status: laid up in Reserve Fleet
United States
Name: Q050
Renamed: Brewster County, 1 July 1955
Namesake: Brewster County, Texas
Struck: 11 August 1955
Fate: sunk as target
General characteristics [2]
Class and type: LST-1-class tank landing ship
  • 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)
  • 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:
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
Service record
Part of: LST Flotilla 3

USS LST-483/Brewster County (LST-483) was an LST-1-class tank landing ship built for the United States Navy during World War II. Later renamed for Brewster County, Texas, she was the only US Naval vessel to bear the name.


LST-483 was laid down on 21 September 1942, under Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 1002, by Kaiser Shipyards, Yard No. 4, Richmond, California; launched on 30 December 1942; and commissioned on 3 May 1943,[1] with Lieutenant Commander John D.Burton, USNR, in command.[1][2]

Service history[edit]

During World War II, LST-483 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following operations: the Capture and Occupation of Saipan June and July 1944; the Tinian Capture and Occupation July 1944; the Leyte landings October 1944; and the Assault and Occupation of Okinawa Gunto April 1945.[3]

Post-war service[edit]

Following the war, LST-483 performed occupation duty in the Far East until early February, 1946. Upon her return to the United States, she was decommissioned on 10 February 1946. The tank landing ship was renamed USS Brewster County (LST-483) on 1 July 1955, after a county in Texas. Her name was struck from the Naval Vessel Register on 11 August 1955, and she was later sunk as a target.[3]


LST-483 earned four battle stars for World War II service.[3]




Online resources

  • "LST-483". Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. Naval History and Heritage Command. Retrieved 2 February 2017. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  • "Kaiser Permanente No. 4, Richmond CA". 5 February 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  • "USS LST-483". 9 October 2015. Retrieved 2 February 2017.

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