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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
LST-1 Class Tank Landing Ship:
Laid down, 29 November 1943, at American Bridge Co., Ambridge, PA.
Launched, 16 January 1944
Commissioned USS LST 141, 16 February 1944, LT. E. H. Pottle, USNR, in command
During World War II USS LST-141 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in following campaign:
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|Campaign and Dates
|Invasion of southern France, 15 August to 22 September 1944
Decommissioned, 18 December 1945
Struck from the Naval Register, 7 February 1946
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 28 May 1948, to Hughes Bros. Inc., of New York, N.Y
USS LST-141 earned one battle star for World War II service
4,080 t.(fl) (sea-going draft w/1675 ton load)
2,366 t. (beaching displacement)
Length 328' o.a.
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
Boats 2 LCVP
Cargo Capacity (varied with mission - payloads between 1600 and 1900 tons)
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
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
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||Members of the 30th Inf., 3rd Div. board LCI(L)s, 24 July 1944, near Naples, Italy, for a practice landing in anticipation of the coming Invasion of southern France in August of 1944.
Recognizable ships are from right to left:
USS LCI(L)-587 and
US National Archives photo # III-SC-192675, Box 222, a US Army Signal Corps photo by Cuca 163rd Signal Photo Company, US Army Signal Corps.
||USS LST-603, USS LST-74 and USS LST-141 load soldiers of the US 3rd Infantry Division at Bagnoli harbor, in the Formio area of Italy, 31st July, 1944, during an embarkation exercise prior to Operation 'Dragoon' the Invasion of Southern France.
US National Archives photo # 192699, Box 222, a US Army Signal Corps photo by Leibowitz, now in the collections of the US National Archives.
|Dave Kerr and Robert Hurst
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Pottle, E. H., USNR||16 February 1944 - 1945|
|02||LT. Vetter, Charles F., USNR||1945 - 18 December 1945|
|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
Guardians of Freedom - Hal Pottle
The USS LST Ship Memorial
LST Home Port
State LST Chapters
United States LST Association
Last Updated 20 June 2014
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