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LST-542 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
NOV1943-Keel Date: 29 NOV 1943
at Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Company Evansville IN
JAN1944-Launch Date: 28 JAN 1944
FEB1944-Commissioned: 29 FEB 1944
JUN1944-JUN1944Dad+Jeep (Canadian Army) landed in France D-Day+6 on LST 542
JAN1954-MAR1956Blue Nose - Arctic Circle

LST-542 General Specifications

Class: LST-542-class tank landing ship

Named for: Chelan County

Complement: 7 Officers and 104 Enlisted

Displacement: 1625 tons

Length: 328 feet

Beam: 50 feet

Flank Speed: 12 knots