USS LST-486

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USS LST-486 beached at San Clemente, CA., while unloading a bulldozer during Acorn Training, 9 January 1944.
USS LST-486 beached at San Clemente, California, while unloading a bulldozer during Acorn Training, 9 January 1944.
History
Name: LST-486
Ordered: as a Type S3-M-K2 hull, MCE hull 1006[1]
Builder: Permanente Metals Corporation, Richmond, California
Yard number: 41[1]
Laid down: 31 December 1942
Launched: 16 January 1943
Commissioned: 29 May 1943
Decommissioned: 23 February 1946
Reclassified: Landing Ship Tank (Hospital) LST(H)-486, 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: 12 January 1946
Out of service: unknown
Renamed: Q011
Struck: 28 August 1947
Fate: destroyed, 23 July 1947
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
  • LST Flotilla 3
Operations:
Awards:

USS LST/LST(H)-486 was an LST-1-class tank landing ship built for the United States Navy during World War II.

Construction[edit]

LST-486 was laid down on 31 December 1942, under Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 1006, by Kaiser Shipyards, Yard No. 4, Richmond, California; launched on 16 January 1943; and commissioned on 29 May 1943,[1] with Lieutenant E.C. Shea, USNR, in command.[2]

Service history[edit]

During World War II, LST-486 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following operations: the Capture and occupation of Saipan in June and July 1944; the Capture and occupation of Tinian in July 1944; the Battle of Leyte landings October 1944; and the Lingayen Gulf landings January 1945.[3]

Post-war service[edit]

Following the war, LST-486 was redesignated LST(H)-486 on 15 September 1945. She performed occupation duty in the Far East in January 1946. Upon her return to the United States, she was decommissioned on 13 January 1946. The tank landing ship was operated by the Shipping Control Authority, Japan, until destroyed on 23 July 1947. Her name was struck from the Navy list on 28 August 1947.[3]

Awards[edit]

LST-486 earned four battle stars for World War II service.[3]

Notes[edit]

Citations

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