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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
Top Row -China Service Medal - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1)
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)

USS LST-75 transferred to the Republic of the Philippines, renamed RPS Cotabato (T-36)
LST-1 Class Tank Landing Ship
  • Laid down, 30 January 1943, at Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Co., Jeffersonville, IN.
  • Launched, 7 April 1943
  • Commissioned USS LST-75, 21 June 1943, LT. John F. Mundy Jr., USNR, in command
  • During World War II, USS LST-75 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaign:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944

  • Following World War II USS LST-75 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    19 November to 11 December 19455 July to 2 August 1947
  • Decommissioned, 22 December 1947
  • Transferred to the Republic of the Philippines, 30 December 1947, renamed RPS Cotabato (T-36)
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 22 January 1948
  • USS LST-75 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, scrapped by the Philippines government in 1964
    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'
    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
    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
    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-75 19k USS LST-75, beached or anchored, date and location unknown.
    Photo courtesy LST 1110 Home Port web site.
    Robert D. Sullivan
    LST-75 11k USS LST-75, beached with an LCT loaded on her main deck. Photo courtesy LST 1110 Home Port web sitet Robert D. Sullivan
    LST-75 59k USS LST-75, beached at Utah Beach, date unknown. Hyperwar US Navy in World War II
    LST-75 81k USS LST-75, beached at Utah Beach, date unknown. Hyperwar US Navy in World War II
    LST-75 74k USS LST-75 under way at Le Havre, France Photo by Robert Edwin Seger RM3/c USS LST-506 submitted by his granddaughter Kathleen Mayo Kendrick
    LST-75 38k USS LST-75 under way, date and location unknown Billy Morgan, photo courtesy Jim M. Ellis.

    USS LST-75
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Mundy Jr., John F., USNR21 June 1943 - 6 November 1944
    02LTjg. Sokulski, Stanley Albert, USN6 November 1944 - 24 May 1945
    03LT. Ackerman, Robert M., USNR (temporary)24 May 1945 - June 1945
    04LT. Jelenc, Anthony F., USNRJune 1945 - December 1945
    05LTjg. Silverstein, A. M., USNRDecember.1945 - March 1946
    06LTjg. White, George F., USNRMarch 1946 - June 1946
    07LT. Leedy, G. F., USNJune 1946 - 1946
    08LTjg. Redman, Fred D., USN1946 - January 1947
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    The USS LST Ship Memorial
    LST Homeport
    State LST Chapters
    United States LST Association
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