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USS LST-484
Career
Name: USS LST-484
Builder: Kaiser Inc, Richmond, California
Laid down: 28 September 1942
Launched: 2 January 1943
Commissioned: 23 April 1943
Struck: 28 August 1946
Identification: Call Sign ICS November.svgICS Golf.svgICS Victor.svgICS Papa.svg
Fate: Sold for scrap 1947
General characteristics
Class & type: LST-1-class tank landing ship
Displacement: 1,780 long tons (1,809 t) light
3,880 long tons (3,942 t) full
Length: 328 ft (100 m)
Beam: 50 ft (15 m)
Draft: Unloaded :
2 ft 4 in (0.71 m) forward
7 ft 6 in (2.29 m) aft
Loaded :
8 ft 2 in (2.49 m) forward
14 ft 1 in (4.29 m) aft
Depth: 8 ft (2.4 m) forward
14 ft 4 in (4.37 m) aft (full load)
Propulsion: 2 × General Motors 12-567 diesel engines, two shafts, twin rudders
Speed: 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)
Boats & landing
craft carried:
2 or 6 LCVPs
Troops: Approximately 140 officers and enlisted men
Complement: 8-10 officers, 100-115 enlisted men
Armament: • 5 × 40 mm guns
• 6 × 20 mm guns
• 2 × .50-cal machine guns
• 4 × .30-cal machine guns

USS LST-484 was an LST-1-class tank landing ship built for the United States Navy during World War II. LST-484 was laid down on 28 September 1942 at Richmond, California by Kaiser Steel; launched on 2 January 1943 and commissioned on 23 April 1943.[1]

Service History[]

During World War II, LST-484 was assigned to the Asiastic Pacific Theatre and participated in the following operations: Gilbert Islands operation (21 November-8 December 1943); the Battle of Kwajalein (2–8 February 1944); the Battle of Eniwetok (19 February-2 March 1944); the Battle of Saipan (15 June-30 July 1944); the Battle of Tinian (July 1944); and the Battle of Okinawa (26 March-30 June 1945). LST-484 was assigned to occupation duties from 8 January to 20 February 1946. She was then decommissioned on 27 July 1946, struck from the Naval Register on 28 August 1946 and sold for scrapping on 13 December 1947 to Kaiser Steel.

LST-484 earned five battle stars for World War II service.

Commanding Officers[]

This is a list of commanding officers of LST-484:[2]

  • Lieutenant Felton Bonepart Schwenneker (23 April 1943 – 30 June 1944)
  • Lieutenant junior grade Francis Corby Jr. (30 June 1944 – 12 December 1944)
  • Lieutenant Harold Albert Ringelberg (12 December 1945 – 17 July 1945)
  • Lieutenant James Oliver Wildes (17 July 1945 – 15 January 1946)
  • Lieutenant junior grade John Edgar Worthen Jr. (15 January 1946 – 27 July 1946)

References[]

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

See also[]

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