USS LST-485

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USS LST-485 underway in San Francisco Bay, California, 1946.
USS LST-485, underway in San Francisco Bay, California, c. 1946.
History
United States
Name: LST-485
Ordered: as a Type S3-M-K2 hull, MCE hull 1005[1]
Builder: Permanente Metals Corporation, Richmond, California
Yard number: 40[1]
Laid down: 17 December 1942
Launched: 9 January 1943
Commissioned: 19 May 1943
Decommissioned: 30 July 1946
Struck: 28 August 1946
Identification:
Honors and
awards:
Silver-service-star-3d.png 5 × battle stars
Fate: Sold for scrap, 29 March 1948
General characteristics [2]
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-484 was an LST-1-class tank landing ship built for the United States Navy during World War II.

Construction[edit]

LST-485 was laid down on 17 December 1942, under Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 1005, by Kaiser Shipyards, Yard No. 4, Richmond, California; launched on 9 January 1943; and commissioned on 19 May 1943,[1] with Lieutenant Clinton E. Stover in command.[2]

Service History[edit]

The USS LST-485, depicted in "Landing Ships Under Fire, Treasury Island, 1943", by Russell Clark.

During World War II, LST-485 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following operations: the Vella-Lavella occupation in September 1943; the Treasury Island landings in November 1943; the Capture and occupation of Saipan June and August 1944; the Capture and occupation of Tinian in July and August 1944; and the Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto from May to June 1945.[3]

Post-war service[edit]

Following the war, LST-485 saw China service in January and February 1946, and performed occupation duty in the Far East until early March 1946. Upon her return to the United States, she was decommissioned on 30 July 1946, and struck from the Navy list on 28 August 1946. On 29 March 1948, she was sold to Kaiser Steel, Seattle, Washington, and subsequently scrapped.[3]

Awards[edit]

LST-485 earned five battle stars for World War II service.[3]

Commanding officers[edit]

This is a list of commanding officers of LST-484:[2]

  • Lieutenant Clinton Edgar Stover, USN (19 May 1943 – 9 April 1944)
  • Lieutenant junior grade H.F. Breimyer, USNR (9 April 1944 – 1 September 1944)
  • Lieutenant John Richard Moore, USNR (1 September 1944 – 26 April 1945)
  • Lieutenant John M. Plummer, USNR (26 April 1945 – 20 September 1945)
  • Lieutenant William D. Walsh, USNR (20 September 1945 – December 1945)
  • Lieutenant junior grade W.W. Escherich, USNR (December 1945 – 30 July 1946)

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