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USS LST(H)-41
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USS LST-41 (1943 - 1945)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Papa - Charlie - Golf
NPCG
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons



Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended)
Second Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (5) - World War II Victory Medal
Third Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (1)


LST-1 Class Tank Landing Ship:
  • Laid down, 24 May 1943, at Dravo Corp., Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Launched, 17 August 1943
  • Commissioned USS LST-41, 24 September 1943, LT. Walter B. Dundon Jr., USNR, in command
  • During World War II USS LST-41 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LST Flotilla Thirteen, CAPT. J.G. Sampson USN (22);
    LST Group Thirty-Eight, LCDR. M.F. Stiling USNR;
    LST Division Seventy-Six and participated in the following operations;


    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Marshall Islands operation
    Occupation of Kwajalein and Majuro Atolls, 31 January 8 February 1944
    Western Caroline Islands operation
    Capture and occupation of southern Palau Islands, 6 September 14 October 1944
    Hollandia operation, 21 to 29 April 1944 Luzon operation
    Lingayen Gulf landing, 9 January 1945
    Marianas operation
    Capture and occupation of Guam, 21 to 25 July 1944
     

  • USS LST-41 was redesignated Tank Landing Ship (Hospital) LST(H)-41 , 15 September 1945
  • Following World War II USS LST(H)-41 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    11 to 29 September 194522 to 29 December 1945
    10 to 15 October 1945 
    1 to 27 November 1945 

  • Decommissioned, 25 April 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 19 June 1946
  • Turned over to the Maritime Commission for disposal
  • Final Disposition, sold, 13 October 1947, to J. C. Berkwit and Co., New York, NY., fate unknown
  • USS LST-41 earned five battle stars for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement
    1,625 t.(lt)
    4,080 t.(fl) (sea-going draft w/1675 ton load)
    2,366 t. (beaching displacement)
    Length 328' o.a.
    Beam 50'
    Draft
    light 2' 4" fwd, 7' 6" aft
    sea-going 8' 3" fwd, 14' 1" aft
    landing 3' 11" fwd, 9' 10" aft (landing w/500 ton load)
    limiting 11' 2"
    maximum navigation 14' 1"
    Speed 11.6 kts. (trial)
    Endurance 24,000 miles @ 9kts. while displacing 3960 tons
    Complement
    13 officers
    104 enlisted
    Troop Accommodations
    16 officers
    147 enlisted
    Boats 2 LCVP
    Cargo Capacity (varied with mission - payloads between 1600 and 1900 tons)
    Typical loads
    One Landing Craft Tank (LCT), tanks, wheeled and tracked vehicles, artillery, construction equipment and military supplies. A ramp or elevator forward allowed vehicles access to tank deck from main deck
    Additional capacity included sectional pontoons carried on each side of vessel amidships, to either build Rhino Barges or use as causeways. Married to the bow ramp, the causeways would enabled payloads to be delivered ashore from deeper water or where a beachhead would not allow the vessel to be grounded forward after ballasting
    Armament (varied with availability when each vessel was outfitted. Retro-fitting was accomplished throughout WWII. The ultimate armament design for United States vessels was
    2 - Twin 40MM gun mounts w/Mk. 51 directors
    4 - Single 40MM gun mounts
    12 single 20MM gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 4,300 Bbls
    Propulsion
    two General Motors 12-567A, 900hp Diesel engines
    single Falk Main Reduction Gears
    three Diesel-drive 100Kw 230V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    two propellers, 1,700shp
    twin rudders

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    LST-41 106k USS LST-41 beached, date and location unknown. David Crane
    LST-49 268k USS LST-41 moored inboard of USS LST-49 at Shanghai, circa 22 to 29 September 1945. For the LST-49 Association;
    Riley R. Re Qua MoMM3/C USS LST-49

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Dundon Jr., Walter Bruce, USNR 24 September 1943 - 31 October 1945
    02LT. Taylor, Raymond J., USNR 31 October 1945 - 1 April 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves


    For more photos and information about USS LST-41 see;
  • DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and heritage Command
  • Western Caroline Islands Attack Landing Order
  • Beach White Peleliu - CTF 32 Operation Plan A501-44 Appendix 4 to Annex "D"
  • The USS LST Ship Memorial
  • LST Home Port
  • State LST Chapters
  • United States LST Association

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