|Ordered||as a Type S3-M-K2 hull, MCE hull 969|
|Builder||Kaiser Shipbuilding Company, Vancouver, Washington|
|Laid down||10 July 1942|
|Launched||30 September 1942|
|Commissioned||31 December 1942|
|Decommissioned||16 March 1946|
|Fate||sold , 27 January 1947|
|General characteristics |
|Class and type||LST-1-class tank landing ship|
|Length||328 ft (100 m) oa|
|Beam||50 ft (15 m)|
|Speed||12 kn (22 km/h; 14 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 |
|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|
|Part of:||LST Flotilla 5|
USS LST-449 was a United States Navy LST-1-class tank landing ship used in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater during World War II.
LST-449 was laid down on 10 July 1942, under Maritime Commission (MARCOM) contract, MC hull 969, by Kaiser Shipyards, Vancouver, Washington; launched on 30 September 1942; and commissioned on 31 December 1942, with Lieutenant C. S. Livingston, USNR in command.
During the war, LST-449 was assigned to the Pacific Theater of Operations. She took part in the consolidation of the southern Solomons in April 1943; the occupation and defense of Cape Torokina November and December 1943; the assault and occupation of Guam July 1944; the assault and occupation of Iwo Jima in February 1945; and the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto April 1945.
Following the war, LST-449 performed occupation duty in the Far East until early November 1945. She returned to the United States and was decommissioned on 16 March 1946, and struck from the Navy list on 28 March, that same year. On 27 January 1947, the tank landing ship was sold to a private purchaser for scrapping.
LST-449 earned five battle stars for her World War II service.