What is the Actual

What is the Actual

Joined: July 6th, 2005, 3:57 pm

November 2nd, 2007, 11:11 am #1

number of LSTs built for WW II? Have heard so many numbers any where from 1050 to 1059. What is the true number?
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Joined: August 24th, 2003, 1:23 pm

November 2nd, 2007, 12:18 pm #2

Rookie, Neither! it was 1,051. Do I win something?
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Joined: November 20th, 2004, 5:02 pm

November 2nd, 2007, 2:40 pm #3

I believe the problem with so many different numbers floating around of how many LST's being built during WWII is due to several factors.

(1) Many LST's were converted to another type ship during construction.
(2) A good number of those contracted to be built were cancelled and never built.
(3) We don't have enough fingers to count them all which also adds to the confusion.
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Joined: July 6th, 2005, 3:57 pm

November 2nd, 2007, 7:22 pm #4

Rookie, Neither! it was 1,051. Do I win something?
I was just wondering because I had heard other numbers. Thanks for the information.
Also while on board during the river trip, I was corrected on the emty weight of the LST 325. So when I returned home I looked that up on navsource. Navsource said that LST 325 weighted 1625 tons light and up to 4000 tons full. Any comments?
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Joined: September 1st, 2005, 8:06 pm

November 6th, 2007, 10:44 pm #5

It takes 33 tons to put the LST down one inch. At present draft: 4' fwd and 9' 6" aft we have about 80 inches (average) or 2,640 tons. Our ship's registration is 3,005 tons, which is the amount of cotton bales we can haul! Capt.
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