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Landing Ship Tank
3,640 long tons
15" x 4" x
1 × 3" gun
8 x 40mm
12 × 20mm guns
2 × 50 cal MG
2 × 30 cal MG
2 x LCVP
USN February 11, 1945
At about 8:10am a single torpedo against the stern of LST-577, roughly 1/3 of the bow was blown off, including the entire bridge. The ship broke into two and caused the aft section to sink immediately. Lost aboard were 100 U.S. Army passengers and 66 of the ship's crew, including Captain Lt. Lt. Carl H. Stahl.
The forward section remained afloat after the attack. On February 11, 1945 the wreckage of LST-577 was scuttled by destroyer USS Isherwood DD-520 at roughly Lat 08.05N, Long 126.17E.
LST-557 was officially, stricken from the Naval Register on March 30, 1946. She earned two battle stars for World War II service.
Beverly Bolger (niece of Adolph Grant)
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