|Ship Class||LST-class Landing Ship|
|Builder||Dravo Corporation, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Laid Down||20 Jul 1942|
|Launched||7 Sep 1942|
|Commissioned||14 Dec 1942|
|Decommissioned||21 May 1946|
|Displacement||1,625 tons standard; 4,080 tons full|
|Machinery||Two General Motors 12-567 diesel engines, two shafts, two rudders|
|Power Output||900 SHP|
|Range||24,000nm at 9 knots while 3,960 tons|
|Armament||2x2x40mm guns with Mk. 51 directors, 4x40mm guns, 12x20mm guns, optional other types of guns|
|Troop Accommodations||14 officers, 131 enlisted|
|Cargo Capacity||1,900 tons|
|Boats||2 or 6 LCVP|
Contributor: C. Peter Chen
ww2dbaseLST-1 was the leading ship of the LST-class tank landing ships, sponsored by Mrs. Laurence T. Haugen and commissioned to Lieutenant W. L. Chessman. She was assigned to the European War, participating during the Allied invasions of Sicily in Jul 1943, Anzio and Nettuno, Italy in Sep 1943, Salerno, Italy in Jan-Mar 1944, and Normandy, France in Jun 1944. After the war, she was sold to the Ships Power and Equipment Company of Barber, New Jersey, United States on 5 Dec 1947 for scrapping.
ww2dbaseSources: NavSource, United States Navy Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.
Last Major Revision: Oct 2007
LST-1 Operational Timeline
|14 Dec 1942Â||LST-1 was commissioned into service.|
|21 May 1946Â||LST-1 was decommissioned from service.|
Did you enjoy this article or find this article helpful? If so, please consider supporting us on Patreon. Even $1 per month will go a long way! Thank you.
Share this article with your friends:
Stay updated with WW2DB:
Visitor Submitted Comments
All visitor submitted comments are opinions of those making the submissions and do not reflect views of WW2DB.
Â»Â Invasion of Sicily and Italy's Surrender
Â»Â Operation Avalanche
Â»Â Normandy Campaign, Phase 1
- Â» 1,104 biographies
- Â» 334 events
- Â» 38,941 timeline entries
- Â» 1,147 ships
- Â» 339 aircraft models
- Â» 192 vehicle models
- Â» 356 weapon models
- Â» 120 historical documents
- Â» 227 facilities
- Â» 464 book reviews
- Â» 27,672 photos
- Â» 359 maps
James Forrestal, Secretary of the Navy, 23 Feb 1945
Please consider supporting us on Patreon. Even $1 a month will go a long way. Thank you!
Or, please support us by purchasing some WW2DB merchandise at TeeSpring, Thank you!