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USS LST-141


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Golf - Uniform - Xray
NGUX
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
    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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    LCI(L)-591 1451k 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)-591,
    USS LCI(L)-671,
    USS LCI(L)-673,
    USS LCI(L)-672,
    USS LCI(L)-670,
    USS LCI(L)-594,
    USS LCI(L)-595,
    USS LCI(L)-593,
    USS LCI(L)-592,
    USS LCI(L)-587 and
    USS LST-141.
    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.
    Dave Kerr
    LST-74 1385k 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

    USS LST-141
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Pottle, E. H., USNR16 February 1944 - 1945
    02LT. Vetter, Charles F., USNR1945 - 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
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