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HM LST-77
ex
USS LST-77 (1943 - 1944)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Delta - Uniform - Victor
NDUV
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal



USS LST-77 was transferred to the United Kingdom in 1944 for the duration of World War II
LST-1 Class Tank Landing Ship:
  • Laid down, 20 February 1943, at Jeffersonville Boat & Machine Co., Jeffersonville, IN.
  • Launched, 21 April 1943
  • Commissioned USS LST-77, 3 July 1943, LTjg. Anthony, Kohout Jr. USNR, in command
  • During World War II, LST-77 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
    European Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Convoy UGS-37, 11 to 12 April 1944 Invasion of southern France, 15 August to 23 September 1944

  • Decommissioned and transferred to the United Kingdom, 24 December 1944
  • Royal Navy History
  • Commissioned into the Royal Navy as HM LST-77, 24 December 1944
  • Operated mainly in the Adriatic as a part of the 11th Flotilla, carrying troops, partisans and civilians
  • Known to have visited Piraeus, Trieste, Patras, Previzia, Ancona and Taranto
  • Drydocked in Malta, October 1945
  • Prepared for return to US Naval custody at Malta, February to March 1946
  • Returned to US Naval custody 12 May 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 19 June 1946
  • USS LST-77 earned two battle stars for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, sold, 7 November 1947, to Mr. James A. Hughes, of New York, N.Y. for scrapping
    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
    9 officers
    120 enlisted
    Troop Accommodations
    14 officers
    131 enlisted
    Boats 6 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-77 22k USS LST-77 beached at Bizerte, Tunisa, date unknown. LST Home Port web site
    LST-77 218k USS LST-77 beached at Anzio, date unknown. LST 173 web site
    LST-77 93k USS LST-77 off-loading Sherman tanks at Anzio in May 1944. Robert Hurst
    LST-77 93k USS LST-77 debarking troops and unloading vehicles at Grande Beach during the Invasion of Southern France, 24 August 1944. Robert Rutter, photo by his grandfather CAPT. Anthony Kohout Jr. ex CO USS LST-77
    LST-77 69k USS LST-77 marrying up to an LCT during the Invasion of Southern France, D-Day 15 September 1944. Robert Rutter, photo by his grandfather CAPT. Anthony Kohout Jr. ex CO USS LST-77
    LST-77 60k USS LST-77 beached at St Tropez, France while unloading trucks, 25 September 1944. Robert Rutter, photo by his grandfather CAPT. Anthony Kohout Jr. ex CO USS LST-77
    LST-77 81k LSTs and LCTs loading German POWS in Southern France, date unknown. From left to right:
    Unidentified LST,
    USS LST-501,
    USS LST-77,
    LCT-610,
    LCT-288
    Robert Rutter, photo by his grandfather CAPT. Anthony Kohout Jr. ex CO USS LST-77
    LST-77 90k USS LST-140, USS LST-120, and USS LST-77 beached while unloading at the Gulf of St. Tropez, France, 25 October 1944 Robert Rutter, photo by his grandfather CAPT. Anthony Kohout Jr. ex CO USS LST-77
    LST-77 92k USS LST-77's crew during their farewell Christmas 1944 Dinner while the ship is at Bizerte, Tunisa. Robert Rutter, photo by his grandfather CAPT. Anthony Kohout Jr. ex CO USS LST-77
    LST-77 86k USS LST-77's crew assembled on the ramp during the time when she was turned over to the United Kingdom at Bizerte, Tunisa. Robert Rutter, photo by his grandfather CAPT. Anthony Kohout Jr. ex CO USS LST-77
    HM LST-77
    LST-77 55k HM LST-77 underway, date and place unknown. Courtesy David Page Webmaster Navyphotos.co.uk
    LST-77 107k HM LST-77 moored at Liverno, Italy as the 1st Canadian Armoured Brigade waits to boat ships to go to Marseilles, France, March 1945.
    Photos # PA177535 from the Public Archives of Canada.
    Ed Storey

    USS LST-77
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LTjg. Kohout Jr., Anthony, USNR3 July 1943 - 24 December 1944
    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 Home Port
    State LST Chapters
    United States LST Association
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