LST-1 Class Tank Landing Ship: Laid down, 31 October 1943, at Dravo Corp., Pittsburgh, PA.; Launched, 11 December 1943; Commissioned USS LST-58, 22 January 1944. During World War II, LST-58 was assigned to the European theater and participated in the Invasion of Normandy, June 1944. Decommissioned, 7 November 1945; Struck from the Naval Register, 28 November 1945; Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 30 November 1947, to Northern Metals Co., Philadelphia, PA. LST-58 earned one battle star for World War II service.
Specifications: Displacement 1,780 t.(lt), 3,880 t.(fl); Length 328′; Beam 50′; Draft unloaded, bow 2′ 4″ stern 7′ 6″, loaded bow 8′ 2″ stern 14′ 1″; Speed 12k.; Complement 8-10 Officers, 100-115 Enlisted; Troop Capacity, approx. 140 officers and enlisted; Boats, 2-6 LCVP; Armament; one single 3″/50 gun mount, five 40mm gun mounts, six 20mm gun mounts, two .50-cal machine guns, four .30-cal machine guns; Propulsion, two General Motors 12-567 diesel engines, two shafts, twin rudders.
Data courtesy of NavSource Naval History.
Photograph courtesy of: Patrick Peccatte & Michel Le Querrec.