USS LST-662

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USS LST-662 in drydock, Guam, 29 May 1945
History
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Name: USS LST-662
Builder:
Laid down: 14 January 1944
Launched: 5 April 1944
Sponsored by: Miss Louise Leahy
Commissioned: 2 May 1944
Decommissioned: 19 December 1945
Stricken: 8 January 1946
Honors and
awards:
3 battle stars, World War II
Fate: Sold for commercial use, 25 June 1946
General characteristics
Class and type: LST-542-class tank landing ship
Displacement:
  • 1,780 tons (light)
  • 3,640 tons
Length: 328 ft (100.0 m)
Beam: 50 ft (15.2 m)
Draft:
  • 2 ft 4 in (0.71 m) fwd; 7 ft 6 in (2.29 m) aft (unloaded)
  • 8 feet 2 inches (2.49 m) fwd; 14 feet 1 inch (4.29 m) aft (full load)
Propulsion: Two General Motors 12-567 diesel engines, two shafts
Speed:
  • 10.8 knots (20.0 km/h) (max)
  • 9 knots (17 km/h) (econ)
Troops: 140 officers and enlisted
Complement: 8–10 officers, 100–115 enlisted
Armament:

USS LST-662 was an LST-542-class tank landing ship built for the United States Navy in World War II. Like most ships of her class, she was not named and properly known only by her designation.

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During World War II, LST-662 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the following operations:

Following the war, LST-662 was decommissioned on 19 December 1945 and struck from the Navy List on 8 January 1946. On 25 June 1946, the ship was sold to Arctic Circle Exploration, Inc., of Seattle, Washington.

LST-662 earned three battle stars for World War II service.

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