USS LST-960

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History
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Name:LST-960
Builder: Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard, Hingham, Massachusetts
Yard number: 3430 [1]
Laid down: 11 October 1944
Launched: 8 November 1944
Commissioned: 2 December 1944
Decommissioned: 2 July 1946
Stricken: 15 August 1946
Identification:
Honors and
awards:
Bronze-service-star-3d.png 1 × battle star
Fate: Sold for scrapping, 4 April 1948
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
Part of:LST Flotilla 23
Operations: Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto (18 April–7 May 1945)
Awards:

USS LST-960 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-960 was laid down on 11 October 1944, at Hingham, Massachusetts, by the Bethlehem-Hingham Shipyard; launched on 8 November 1944; and commissioned on 2 December 1944, [3] with Lieutenant Harold A. Jamieson, USN, in command. [2]

Service history

During World War II, LST-960 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater and participated in the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto in April and May 1945. [3]

Following the war, she performed occupation duty in the Far East and saw service in China until early April 1946. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 2 July 1946, and struck from the Navy list on 15 August, that same year. On 4 April 1948, she was sold to Consolidated Builders, Inc., Seattle, Washington, for scrapping. [3]

Awards

LST-960 earned one battle star for World War II service. [3]

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