LST-1 file photo [5123]


CountryUnited States
Ship ClassLST-class Landing Ship
BuilderDravo Corporation, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Laid Down20 Jul 1942
Launched7 Sep 1942
Commissioned14 Dec 1942
Decommissioned21 May 1946
Displacement1,625 tons standard; 4,080 tons full
Length328 feet
Beam50 feet
Draft9 feet
MachineryTwo General Motors 12-567 diesel engines, two shafts, two rudders
Power Output900 shaft horsepower
Speed12 knots
Range24,000nm at 9 knots while 3,960 tons
Armament2x2x40mm guns with Mk. 51 directors, 4x40mm guns, 12x20mm guns, optional other types of guns
Troop Accommodations14 officers, 131 enlisted
Cargo Capacity1,900 tons
Boats2 or 6 LCVP


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 underway near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, circa Dec 1942LST-1, probably near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, circa Dec 1942LCT-222 landed a jeep onto Salerno beach, Italy, Sep 1943; note LST-1 in backgroundLST-1 landing troops onto a beach near Salerno, Italy, Sep 1943
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LST-1 Operational Timeline

14 Dec 1942 LST-1 was commissioned into service.
21 May 1946 LST-1 was decommissioned from service.

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1. Bob Patterson jr. says:
26 May 2013 10:18:56 PM

any photos on the LST Delta
my dad who died in1973 talked about the ship he said he severed
on during sicilly. north Africa campaign.

thank you
Bob jr.
2. Charles Black says:
14 Oct 2013 10:48:41 AM

My dad was a communications officer, Lt. John T. Black, on the LST 818, in Leyte.
3. Anonymous says:
12 Jun 2019 01:27:07 PM

My uncle was a gunner on LST208

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Event(s) Participated:
» Invasion of Sicily and Italy's Surrender
» Operation Avalanche
» Normandy Campaign, Phase 1

Landing Ship LST-1 Photo Gallery
LST-1 underway near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, circa Dec 1942
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