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USS LST-210


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Foxtrot - Quebec - Zulu
NFQZ
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (3) - World War II Victory Medal


LST-1 Class Tank Landing Ship:
  • Laid down, 7 September 1942, at Chicago Bridge and Iron Co., Seneca, IL.
  • Launched, 1 June 1943
  • Commissioned USS LST-210, 6 July 1943, LT. R. K. W. McCoy, USNR, in command
  • During World War II USS LST-210 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following actions/campaigns:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Convoy UGS-36, 1 April 1944 Invasion of southern France, 15 August to 25September 1944
    West coast of Italy operations
    Elba and Pianosa Landings, 17 June 1944
     
  • Decommissioned, 8 December 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 3 January 1946
  • Final Disposition, sold, 12 May 1948, to Weeks Stevedoring Co., Inc.
  • USS LST-210 earned three 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.
    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 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-210 443k LST-210 ready for launching, 1 June 1944, at Chicago Bridge and Iron Company, Seneca, IL.
    US National Archives photo # 80-G-68600, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Michael Mohl
    LST-210 397k Sponsor, Miss Ruth Hines Christens LST-210, 1 June 1944, at Chicago Bridge and Iron Company, Seneca, IL.
    US National Archives photo # 80-G-68601, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Michael Mohl
    LST-210 80k USS LST-210 at anchor, date and location unknown. Wesley E. Reed QM2/c USS LST-210
    LST-1012 101k USS LST-210 is beached to starboard of USS LST-1012, at St. Tropez, France, 25 August 1944, during the Invasion of Southern France. Robert Rutter, photo by his grandfather CAPT. Anthony Kohout Jr.
    LST-210 98k USS LST-210 beached in Southern France with USS LST-77 crew members Ramsdell and Thompson on the beach, date unknown. 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-210 83k USS LST-210 with Army troops aboard, date and location unknown. Vickie (Morgan) Howard in honor of her father Ernest Benjamin Morgan USS LST-210
    LST-210 91k USS LST-210 galley crew. Ernest Benjamin Morgan, front row second from right, date and location unknown. Vickie (Morgan) Howard in honor of her father Ernest Benjamin Morgan USS LST-210
    LST-210 146k USS LST-210 crew member Ernest Benjamin Morgan SC1/c, Navy Cook Book. Vickie (Morgan) Howard in honor of her father Ernest Benjamin Morgan USS LST-210
    LST-210 372k USS LST-210 crew photos, various dates and locations Vickie (Morgan) Howard in honor of her father Ernest Benjamin Morgan USS LST-210
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    USS LST-210
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. McCoy, Robert K. W., USNR6 July 1943 - 1944
    02LT. Griffin, John J., USNR1944
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

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