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USS LST-997

History
United States
Name: USS LST-999
Laid down: 27 March 1944
Launched: 12 May 1944
Commissioned: 27 June 1944
Decommissioned: 7 March 1947
Fate:
  • Sold,
  • 15 June 1948
Struck: 4 April 1947
Honours and
awards:
one battle star
General characteristics
Class and type: LST-542-class LST
Displacement:
  • 1,490 tons (light);
  • 4,080 tons (full load of 2,100 tons)
Length: 328 ft (100 m)
Beam: 50 ft (15 m)
Draft:
  • 8 ft (2.4 m) forward;
  • 14 ft 4 in (4.37 m) (full load)
Propulsion: Two diesel engines, two shafts
Speed:
  • 10.8 knots (20 km/h) (max);
  • 9 knots (17 km/h) (econ)
Complement: 7 officers, 204 enlisted
Armament:

USS LST-997 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-997 was laid down on 27 March 1944 at the Boston Navy Yard; launched on 12 May 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Victoria V. Lynn; and commissioned on 27 May 1944, Lt. L. R. Dhuyvetter, USNR, in command.

During World War II, LST-997 was assigned to the European theater and participated in the Operation Dragoon, the invasion of southern France, in August and September 1944. Following the war, she performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid-November 1945. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 7 March 1947 and struck from the Navy list on 4 April that same year. On 15 June 1948, the ship was sold to Consolidated Builders, Inc., Seattle, Washington, for scrapping.

Following World War II LST-997 performed occupation duty in the Far East until mid-September 1945.

LST-997 earned one battle star for World War II service.

References

This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.

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