USS LST-7

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USS LST-7 unloading railroad rolling stock at Cherbourg, France, date unknown.
History
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Name:LST-7
Builder: Dravo Corporation, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Laid down: 17 July 1942
Launched: 31 October 1942
Sponsored by: Mrs. Anna Marvin
Commissioned: 2 March 1943
Decommissioned: 21 May 1946
Stricken: 19 June 1946
Identification:
Honors and
awards:
Bronze-service-star-3d.png 3 × battle stars
Fate: Sold for scrapping, 7 October 1947
General characteristics [1]
Type: LST-1-class tank landing ship
Displacement:
  • 1,625 long tons (1,651  t) (light)
  • 4,080 long tons (4,145 t) (full (seagoing draft with 1,675 short tons (1,520  t) load)
  • 2,366 long tons (2,404 t) (beaching)
Length: 328  ft (100  m) oa
Beam: 50 ft (15 m)
Draft:
  • Unloaded: 2 ft 4 in (0.71 m) forward; 7 ft 6 in (2.29 m) aft
  • Full load: 8 ft 2 in (2.49 m) forward; 14 ft 1 in (4.29 m) aft
  • Landing with 500 short tons (450 t) load: 3 ft 11 in (1.19 m) forward; 9 ft 10 in (3.00 m) aft
Installed power:
Propulsion:
Speed: 12  kn (22  km/h; 14  mph)
Range: 24,000 nmi (44,000 km; 28,000 mi) at 9 kn (17 km/h; 10 mph) while displacing 3,960 long tons (4,024 t)
Boats & landing
craft carried:
2 x LCVPs
Capacity: 1,600–1,900 short tons (3,200,000–3,800,000  lb; 1,500,000–1,700,000  kg) cargo depending on mission
Troops: 16 officers, 147 enlisted men
Complement: 13 officers, 104 enlisted men
Armament:
Service record
Operations:

USS LST-7 was an LST-1-class tank landing ship of the United States Navy built during World War II. Like many of her class, she was not named and is properly referred to by her hull designation.

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Construction

LST-7 was laid down on 17 July 1942, at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, by the Dravo Corporation; launched on 31 October 1942; sponsored by Mrs. Anna Marvin; and commissioned on 2 March 1943, [2] with Lieutenant Frank O'Neil in command. [1]

Service history

LST-7 was assigned to the Mediterranean Theater and European Theater and participated in the following operations: Allied invasion of Sicily in July 1943; Salerno Landings in September 1943; and the Invasion of Normandy in June 1944. [2]

Final disposition

LST-7 was decommissioned on 21 May 1946, and was struck from the Navy list on 19 June 1946. On 7 October 1947, she was sold to Mr. L. Lewis Green, Jr., of Charleston, South Carolina, for scrapping. [2]

Awards

LST-7 earned three battle star for World War II service. [2]

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References

  1. 1 2 Navsource 2017.
  2. 1 2 3 4 DANFS.

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