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USS LST-1044

United States
Name: USS LST-1044
Laid down: 25 November 1944
Launched: 3 February 1944
Commissioned: 2 March 1945
Decommissioned: 26 June 1946
  • Sold,
  • 8 January 1948
Struck: 31 July 1946
Honours and
one battle star
Flag of Argentina (alternative).svgArgentina
Name: ARA Cabo Pio (BDT-10)
Acquired: 14 November 1948
Out of service: 1981
General characteristics
Class and type: LST-542-class LST
  • 1,490 tons (light);
  • 4,080 tons (full load of 2,100 tons)
Length: 328 ft (100 m)
Beam: 50 ft (15 m)
  • 8 ft (2.4 m) forward;
  • 14 ft 4 in (4.37 m) aft (full load)
Propulsion: Two diesel engines, two shafts
  • 10.8 knots (20 km/h) (max);
  • 9 knots (17 km/h) (econ)
Complement: 7 officers, 204 enlisted

USS LST-1044 was an LST-542-class tank landing ship in the United States Navy. Like many of her class, she was not named and is properly referred to by her hull designation.


LST-1044 was laid down on 25 November 1944 at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the Dravo Corporation; launched on 3 February 1945; sponsored by Mrs. J. D. Port; and commissioned on 2 March 1945, Lt. Frank P. Eldredge in command.

Following World War II, LST-1044 performed occupation duty in the Far East and saw service in China until mid-April 1946. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 28 June 1946 and struck from the Navy list on 31 July that same year. On January 1948, the ship was sold to Pablo N. Ferrari & Co. for operation, and was transferred to Argentina.[1]

Argentine service

In Argentine Navy service, LST-1044 was renamed ARA Cabo Pio and redesignated BDT-10 (Buque Desembarco de Tanques), later Q50. She was retired in 1981.[2]


This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.


  1. ^ Friedman, p. 575
  2. ^ ArmadaArgentina


  • Friedman, Norman (2002). US Amphibious Ships and Craft: An Illustrated Design History. Naval Institute Press. ISBN 1-55750-250-1.

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