USS LST-934

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Name:LST-934
Builder: Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Hingham, Massachusetts
Yard number: 3404 [1]
Laid down: 29 June 1944
Launched: 29 July 1944
Commissioned: 25 August 1944
Decommissioned: 13 May 1946
Stricken: 19 June 1946
Identification:
Honors and
awards:
Bronze-service-star-3d.png 2 × battle star
Fate: Transferred to the State Department, 13 May 1946
Status: Fate unknown
General characteristics [2]
Class and type: LST-542-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 3 in (2.51 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
  • Limiting 11 ft 2 in (3.40 m)
  • Maximum navigation 14 ft 1 in (4.29 m)
Installed power:
Propulsion:
Speed: 11.6  kn (21.5  km/h; 13.3  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:
Awards:

USS LST-934 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.

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Construction

LST-934 was laid down on 23 June 1944, at Hingham, Massachusetts, by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard; launched on 26 July 1944; and commissioned on 20 August 1944, [3] with Lieutenant Robert W. Cumming Jr., USNR, in command. [2]

Service history

During World War II, LST-934 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the Palawan Island landings in March 1945, the Mindanao Island landings in March and April 1945, the Visayan Island landings in April 1945, and the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto in June 1945. [3]

Following the war, LST-934 performed occupation duty in the Far East and saw service in China until early May 1946. She was decommissioned on 13 May 1946, and transferred to the State Department that same day. On 19 June 1946, the ship was struck from the Navy list. [3]

Awards

LST-934 earned two battle star for World War II service. [3]

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