USS LST-935

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USS LST-935 San Francisco Bay, early 1946.jpg
USS LST-935 in San Francisco Bay, c. early 1946.
History
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Name:LST-935
Builder: Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Hingham, Massachusetts
Yard number: 3405 [1]
Laid down: 3 July 1944
Launched: 5 August 1944
Commissioned: 29 August 1944
Decommissioned: 2 July 1946
Stricken: 15 August 1946
Identification:
Honors and
awards:
Bronze-service-star-3d.png 2 × battle star
Fate: Sold for scrapping, 29 August 1947
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-935 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-935 was laid down on 3 July 1944, at Hingham, Massachusetts, by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard; launched on 5 August 1944; and commissioned on 29 August 1944, [3] with Lieutenant (junior grade) Bruce B. Wells, USN, in command. [2]

Service history

During World War II, LST-935 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 Balikpapan operation in June and July 1945. [3]

Following the war, LST-935 performed occupation duty in the Far East and saw service in China until mid-April 1946. She was decommissioned on 2 July 1946, and struck from the Navy list on 15 August, that same year. The ship was sold to Consolidated Builders, Inc., Seattle, Washington, on 29 August 1947, for scrapping. [3]

Awards

LST-935 earned two battle star for World War II service. [3]

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